Various ailments in the baby
Small children are often tormented by flatulence – the accumulation of gas in the stomach. At the same time the stomach becomes hard and increases in size. To alleviate the condition, a child can be stroked on the belly with a warm palm or work with his legs, bending them in the knees, changing the position of his body several times. You can also give your baby a teaspoon of chamomile decoction or dill water.
Sometimes you have to use a special rubber tube, which, before starting the procedure, must be boiled, smeared with the tip with petroleum jelly or petroleum jelly, and then slowly introduced into the anus to the infant.
Thus, the gases will begin to release the intestines, which will greatly facilitate the well-being of the newborn. This method is the most effective.
Some children, especially those who shout a lot, when crying, protrude the navel, forming a significant bulge that reaches the size of a walnut. Thus, as a result of a weak abdominal wall, an umbilical hernia occurs. In such a situation, it is necessary to consult a doctor, since this ailment can be so serious that it is necessary to have an operation. However, most likely, over time, when the body develops, the umbilical hernia will pass by itself.
Some boys at an early age have testicular dropsy. This disease arises due to excessive formation of fluid in the membranes of the testicle. In the case when the dropsy is not strongly expressed, no intervention is required, it is enough to constantly monitor the doctor. But if dropsy is dense to the touch and causes a child to worry, it is urgent to contact the local doctor.
If a newborn wakes up in the middle of the night and suddenly starts crying, or, for no apparent reason, throws his chest and screams, you need to find out what the reason is. This may be a sign that his ears hurt. The common cold can give a complication to the organs of hearing and provoke inflammation. If this is the case, then when feeding the child, his eardrums retract, and severe pain arises.
However, this assumption requires verification: it is necessary to press on the auricles of the infant, and if at the same time he starts screaming, then, most likely, the diagnosis can be confirmed. Inflammation of the ear doctors call otitis. In young children, this disease occurs due to the poor condition of the nose, as a result of a cold. Therefore, when a child has a cold, it is necessary to pay attention to its treatment.
For the prevention of otitis, ears should be heated, especially during a cold. To do this, put the child with one or the other ear on the heating pad. The duration of the procedure can be from 10 to 12 minutes.