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Swollen lymph nodes in children are often caused by infections

Swollen lymph nodes in children, not infrequently cause question marks to parental panic. Keep in mind, lymph nodes are part of the immune system. Swelling that occurs, often a sign that the child is infected with a virus or bacteria. Lymph nodes are shaped like beans. Among them are in the groin, armpits, and neck. This gland works with lymph fluid and nutrients and substances that are not used anymore. Lymph nodes include part of the body's defense against various causes of infection. When a child is infected with a virus or bacteria, the lymph nodes filter out lymph fluid, trapping viruses or bacteria that interfere, to then be destroyed by white blood cells. Causes of swelling Swollen lymph nodes, including in children, are generally caused by infections, such as colds or flu, ear infections, sinus infections, dental infections, skin infections or sore throats. There are several drugs and allergic reactions to drugs that can cause swollen lymph nodes. Including, anti-sei…
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Treatment of Knee Injuries that Can Be Done at Home

Various activities such as sports or accidents can make your skin hurt, such as a wound in the knee. Injuries are injuries that can damage the skin or other body tissues. An open wound on the knee, leg, or ankle is a tear in the area, this wound may be small and be on the surface of the skin. However, a knee injury can be more serious, affecting deeper tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bones. The skin is the largest organ in the body and helps protect us from germs (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), both naturally found on the surface of the skin and those from the outside environment. Damaged or broken skin allows germs to enter the body and cause infection. Sores occur when the skin is damaged or destroyed due to injury. Injuries to the knee often occur when you stumble or fall and hit the knee, which makes the skin on the knee hurt. Seek immediate medical attention if a deep wound, severe bleeding, or something is stuck in your skin. Everyone …

Common Symptoms of HIV in Women

HIV can attack anyone indiscriminately, even the accompanying symptoms can be experienced by men and women who are indeed at risk of getting HIV or AIDS. HIV infection if not treated can spread to the fetus in the womb. Find out the symptoms of HIV in women that are common here. In Indonesia, it is estimated that around 250,000 women of childbearing age suffer from HIV infection. Symptoms of HIV in women are generally not much different from men, but there are also some HIV symptoms that are especially found in female sufferers. In addition, there are also people who do not show symptoms of HIV but suffer from this disease. Although it is considered mild and easy to treat, the symptoms of HIV in the first two to four weeks since you are infected are symptoms that must be watched and anticipated. At this time, you are in a window period. The period also known as the "window period" is when you do not have a positive HIV test result, but already have this virus in your bod…

Ways to Keep Suture Safe

Suturing is the most common way to close a gaping wound, especially for large, deep wounds. However, suture wounds also require treatment. There are ways that need to be applied to keep the wound wound safe. In order to heal quickly, stitches need special care that is different from treatment for ordinary wounds. Check and do the things below so that the stitches stay awake and don't leave old fading scars. Avoid replacing bandages that might close the wound during the first 24 hours. On the second day, clean the wound and replace the bandage with a new one.After 24 hours after suturing the wound, clean the stitches twice a day to reduce the risk of infection, with water and mild soap that does not contain perfume or irritants.Apply antibiotic ointment according to doctor's recommendations and prescriptions.Avoid swimming or other activities that can cause dirty, wet, or infected infections.As much as possible, keep the stitches clean and dry. Avoid soaking the wound in wa…

This is the cause of a lump in the back neck that you experience

Do you have a bump on the back neck? A lump in the neck is the part that is lumpy or swollen in the neck area. Lumps in the neck can feel hard, soft, painful or not. Most lumps and swelling under the skin are harmless and heal or disappear by themselves. However, that does not mean you can underestimate the lump. There are many causes of lumps in the back neck or other parts. The most common lump is swollen lymph nodes. This condition is usually caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer, or other rare causes. Some Causes of Lumps in the Neck Swollen glands or the appearance of lumps under the skin generally do not cause concern. Lymph nodes that are on both sides of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears can swell when you experience a sore throat or flu. Lumps in the neck or swollen glands usually develop when the body fights infections, both throat infections, sinus cavity infections, ear infections, colds, flu, insect bites, or small wounds. If a more serious infec…