Mastitis refers to an inflammatory disease of the breast that can occur in a woman in the postpartum period. The main signs of this disease include: chest pain when feeding and pressing on the area of inflammation, redness of the skin in the focus of mastitis, fever, weakness.
To prevent mastitis, a nursing woman should follow certain recommendations. First of all, you need to ensure that milk does not stagnate in the chest. For this, during feeding, the baby should be applied first to one breast until the milk is complete in it, and only then to the other. Continue reading
As soon as you notice that the child’s breathing has changed, first ventilate the room; lift the head end of the crib, substituting something under its legs; relax diapers – tight swaddling makes breathing in the chest difficult; with the help of cotton wicks, clear the nasal passages from mucus, this will also facilitate breathing.
If you are feeding a baby from a bottle, reduce each serving by one third, replacing the missing amount with 5% glucose solution (it is sold at a pharmacy with a prescription) or boiled water. Continue reading
With the advent of summer, patients are increasingly turning to the clinic, worried that sun exposure causes skin rashes, itching, headache, nausea, weakness, fluctuations in blood pressure, dizziness. Many are surprised: they used to sunbathe before, but there was nothing of the kind … Why?
Before answering this question, I recall that although ultraviolet rays penetrate only into the surface layers of the skin, they have a pronounced local and general effect on the body. In small doses, they stimulate blood formation processes, the production of enzymes, antibodies, and activate immunobiological processes. These properties of ultraviolet rays have long been widely used for the prevention and treatment of many diseases. Continue reading