Should I treat allergic rhinitis?
Allergies and rhinitis caused by various allergens are often not perceived as a serious problem. Unfortunately, many people still believe that special treatment in this situation is not required. In…

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Butterfly children: how to help the sick with severe skin ailment?
A child is an innocent being who deserves only attention, love and hope for a happy life. And how unfair it is that children are born with severe congenital diseases…

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Diphtheria: what you need to know about the disease

Diphtheria and diphtheria toxin
Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease, which is very dangerous to life. This is a severe inflammation of the upper respiratory tract (in most cases), eyes, skin. The main threat during this illness is not inflammation, but the toxin produced by the causative agent of diphtheria, which causes the damage to the cardiovascular and nervous system.
Diphtheria is caused by bacteria, the so-called diphtheria sticks, the disease is transmitted by airborne droplets, much less often – through household items.
Diphtheritic toxin has a very negative effect on the myocardium, developing myocarditis, as well as it can provoke an infectious-toxic shock, a general intoxication of the body, severe disorders in the work of the nervous system. Continue reading

Pneumonia: how not to miss pneumonia
In patients with pneumonia, the “classic” history of the disease: caught a cold, was treated, began to recover, but ... The temperature returned, the cough, shortness of breath appeared. It…

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Ultrasound examination of pregnant women: why, at what time and for what?
Ultrasound for the future mother is not only an opportunity to “get acquainted” with your baby before his birth and to know the sex of the child. Ultrasound examination is…

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"Caught" tick: how to remove an insect without harm to health
Camping, unfortunately, often spoils insects - especially ticks. This year they are especially active and dangerous: ixodic ticks that live in Ukraine are carriers of tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme disease.…

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