When diagnosing diseases, doctors check the rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Not many people know what ESR is and how this indicator reflects the state of human health. However, this analysis is able to find out about the presence of serious diseases in the early stages. What is ESR and why can it deviate from the norm in children? What is the norm of ESR in the blood of a child from zero to 18 years in the table.
The norm of ESR in the blood of a child:
Reasons for lower ESR
False ESR and other symptoms
ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. As you know, blood consists of two parts: liquid – plasma and dense – red blood cells. When carrying out the analysis, a child is taken blood from a vein or from a finger, placed in a measuring tube and diluted with a special drug that blocks blood coagulation. Then they monitor the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, measuring it in millimeters per hour. This result is the ESR. Continue reading
Are immunomodulators effective for children? Opinions on this point still differ in medical circles. Scientists have not yet been able to confirm that immunomodulators are able to enhance immunity. The epidemiologist Vasily Vlasov also speaks about this. But many parents notice the positive effect of immunomodulators for children. Perhaps this is due to vitamins in their composition, although in small quantities. Typically, pediatricians prescribe such funds to additionally support the immune system, if the child is often sick. Also, they are recommended to be taken in some cases during treatment. It is necessary to increase resistance to viral and infectious diseases. But you should consider how they will be combined with other drugs. If the baby is taking a multivitamin complex, then make sure that there is no overdose of any vitamin. For example, many immunomodulators in the composition have ascorbic acid.
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Food allergy is an immune response that causes sensitivity to one or more types of foods. Such intolerance causes unpleasant symptoms from the digestive tract and other body systems. If you start an allergy, it can lead to dire consequences such as anaphylactic shock, even fatal.
Symptoms of a food allergy in a child
For the first time, the symptoms of the presence of food allergies are manifested precisely in childhood. Signs are individual for each child, but most often they appear on the part of the skin and gastrointestinal disorders. However, there is intolerance to products affects the respiratory system. The main signs of an allergy in a child:
Itching and hives;
Colic in the stomach; Continue reading