I, like any mother, panic at the thought that my child is seriously ill. Aphenditis is not a joke, and the consequences can be very serious. To the latter was not, you need to know how to determine this disease. After all, the sooner you calculate it, the faster you go to a doctor and reduce the negative effects of the disease.
What kind of beast is this?
An appendix is a process from the colon. It has a wormlike appearance. In fact, we do not need it and are not responsible for anything, but sometimes it becomes inflamed and we have to remove it with the help of surgical intervention. A sore appendix is called appendicitis.
If time does not help, then the wall of the appendix can crack and the feces with all the bacteria fall into the sterile womb. This will lead to the proliferation of bacteria and can even be fatal.
Determining the inflammation of the appendix in children under three years old is not easy, even for a doctor. After all, kids can not say where they have a pain. But even if they say, most of the symptoms are similar to other diseases.
The child becomes sluggish, protects the site of inflammation and tries to lie down on the flank, bends the legs, and if you take him in your arms – the cry will be heard everywhere.
If nothing is done in the first stage of inflammation, then the pain will begin in the entire tummy, the temperature can rise to 40 degrees.
An inflammation of the appendix interferes with the normal functioning of the intestines and this leads to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
If there is any suspicion that the baby has appendicitis, you should immediately call an ambulance. Doctors with palpation will immediately determine the place where it hurts. Then you should take a blood test. Only in 7-10% of children who complain of such symptoms, perform an operation and confirm the diagnosis.
While you are waiting for doctors, you can alleviate the suffering of the children a little. In no case can not put a heating pad on the tummy, it will only worsen the patient’s condition. It is also impossible to give any painkillers.
As painkillers, you can attach something cold. Doctors do not advise to do anything else, just wait for their arrival and an accurate diagnosis.
I am not alarmist, but I am very much afraid of any surgical intervention, and even more so for my son. I can’t affect this ailment and no one knows when it will inflame, but I can influence the fact that doctors could quickly diagnose and help my beloved son. You need to be fully prepared.
I believe that every mother should be partly a doctor, a psychologist and a teacher. Although, probably, the totality of these professions is called Mom. Health to you and your children.