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A pediatrician is a doctor who accompanies children under the age of 15 who follows their development to adolescence.

Who is a pediatrician?

The pediatrician is the main adviser to the child and mother. He can teach his mother to identify disturbing signals. The pediatrician assesses the development of the child and his subsequent readiness to enter the school.

He gives recommendations on breastfeeding and raising children. The pediatrician identifies and conducts therapy of childhood diseases: whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox, as well as flu, ARVI and poisoning. Also, the pediatrician determines (without the appointment of treatment) kidney disease, cardiovascular and nervous system and directs the child to the appropriate narrow specialists.

When should I go to the pediatrician?

  1. If you see on the skin of the child red spots, located outside the head. 
  2. The child is restless, the gases are abundantly allocated, the temperature has risen. 
  3. The child has a poor appetite. 
  4. Teeth are cut. 
  5. The child has a loose stool. 
  6. Within a month after discharge from the hospital. 
  7. Up to a year - every month. 
  8. For the inoculation

What tests should I take when I go to a pediatrician?

Usually the doctor himself appoints the necessary tests and studies and they begin with a general analysis of blood and urine.

What diagnostic methods does the pediatrician use?

What diagnostic methods does the pediatrician use in his work? Usually this is a visual inspection, phonendoscope listening, palpation, percussion, thermometry, measurement of the height and weight of the baby and the diagnosis of blood, urine and feces in the laboratory.

What does the pediatrician do?

The pediatrician is engaged in the prevention and treatment of diseases in children under 15 years old. Prevention is to vaccinate and clinic children, prevent childhood disability. Social pediatrics deals with the medical education of parents.

What diseases does the pediatrician cure?

Are you interested in what diseases the pediatrician cures? Here is not a complete list of diseases: 

  1. Children's diseases (measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, rubella). 
  2. Acute respiratory disease, influenza. 
  3. Poisoning. 
  4. Diseases of the heart (in collaboration with a cardiologist). 
  5. Kidney disease - with the urologist. 
  6. Diseases of the central nervous system - together with a neurologist.

Pediatrician advice

Useful pediatrician advice for parents.

How to introduce complementary foods? Start with the introduction of low-fat cottage cheese, vegetable purees and juices. In general, the body's response to food can be very individual. If a child develops a food allergy, limit industrial products with preservatives and dyes. It is better to avoid red vegetables. Lean meat can be given from 9 months. It should be obligatory without salt.

How many teeth are normal and how can you help your child? Buy children's gel for gums Kamistad. 5 mm of the gel is applied 3 times a day on the gum.

What if the child has a strong head sweating? It can both rickets, and the individual characteristics of the child. If you find these symptoms, contact your pediatrician without delay.

During pregnancy, you probably imagine how you rock your baby and sing to him lullabies. The child was born, and dreams with real life diverged.

What if the baby cries? Give the baby a breast and shake. Check if it is wet? Maybe he's hot or cold? If it's a day, take a walk through the fresh air. Try to isolate the child from noise.

Let your pediatrician become a friend of the family and a reliable, professional adviser, pay special attention to his qualifications and be healthy!

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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