Master class on “Endoscopy in Pediatric Gastroenterology”

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We are glad to inform you that  in 11-16 April 2016 Master class on “Endoscopy in Pediatric Gastroenterology” will take place at the Arabkir Medical Center-Institute of Child and

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Հայաստան – Շվեյցարիա – Ուզբեկստան համագործակցություն

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IPNA Teaching Course on Pediatric Nephrology

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IPNA Teaching Course on Pediatric Nephrology

November 17-19, 2015 – Yerevan, Armenia

In November International Pediatric Nephrology Association, IPNA training courses in cooperation

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Radiology symposium at “Arabkir” ICAH

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IPNA Teaching Course on Pediatric Nephrology

November 17-19, 2015 – Yerevan, Armenia

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Մանկական սուրդոլոգիայի վարպետության դասընթացներ

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Հոկտեմբերի 7-10-ն «Արաբկիր» ԲՀ-ում կայացան գիտաժողովներ

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Բուժքույրական շարունակական կրթական ծրագրեր

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Անհետաձգելի Բժշկական Օգնության բաժանմունքը 1 տարեկան է

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Baby Skin Care

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Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. Your baby’s skin is a protective barrier, too. It will continue to change through her first year of life.

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When to Worry: Fever

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You have a fever when your temperature rises above its normal range. What’s normal for you may be a little higher or lower than the average normal temperature of 37 C.

Depending on what’s causing your fever, additional fever signs and symptoms may include:

  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • General weakness

High fevers between 39.4 C and 41.1 C may cause:

  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Convulsions
  • Dehydration

When to see a doctor

Fevers by themselves may not be a cause for alarm — or a reason to call a doctor. Yet there are some circumstances when you should seek medical advice for your baby, your child or yourself.

Taking a temperature

To check your or your child’s temperature, you can choose from several types of thermometers, including oral, rectal, ear (tympanic) and forehead (temporal artery) thermometers.

Although it’s not the most accurate way to take a temperature, you can use an oral thermometer for an armpit (axillary) reading:

  • Place the thermometer in the armpit and cross your arms or your child’s arms over the chest.
  • Wait four to five minutes. The axillary temperature is slightly lower than an oral temperature.
  • If you call your doctor, report the actual number on the thermometer and where on the body you took the temperature.

Use a rectal thermometer for infants:

  • Place a dab of petroleum jelly on the bulb.
  • Lay your baby on his or her tummy.
  • Carefully insert the bulb 1/2 to 1 inch into your baby’s rectum.
  • Hold the bulb and your baby still for three minutes.
  • Don’t let go of the thermometer while it’s inside your baby. If your baby squirms, the thermometer could go deeper and cause an injury.

Infants

An unexplained fever is greater cause for concern in infants and in children than in adults. Call your baby’s doctor if your child is:

  • Younger than age 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 38 C or higher.
  • Between ages 3 to 6 months and has a temperature up to 38.9 C and seems unusually irritable, lethargic or uncomfortable or has a temperature higher than 38.9 C.
  • Between ages 6 to 24 months and has a temperature higher than 38.9 C that lasts longer than one day but shows no other symptoms. If your child also has other signs and symptoms, such as a cold, cough or diarrhea, you might call your child’s doctor sooner based on severity.
  • A newborn and has a lower than normal temperature — less than 36.1 C. Very young babies may not regulate body temperature well when they’re ill and may become cold rather than hot.

When in doubt, go ahead and call your child’s doctor, whether you think your baby’s temperature is abnormally high or abnormally low.

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