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When children are teething

When children are teething

Tooth breakage - that sounds like pain. What can parents do when babies are groaning and announcing the first tooth? The timing of the teeth varies from child to child. Some have biting teeth at only three months, others smile toothlessly on their first birthday. But if the teething goes on, some sleepless nights are inevitable

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Loperamide for diarrhea

Loperamide for diarrhea

The active substance loperamide belongs to the group of opioids. While many opioids act mainly in the central nervous system, loperamide unfolds its effect in the intestine. Therefore, the drug is used primarily for the treatment of acute diarrhea. Ingestion may cause side effects such as headache, fatigue, dry mouth or abdominal cramps

Disturbances of welding production

Disturbances of welding production

Sweating is a normal reaction of the body to warmth, exertion and mentally stressful situations. The most important task of the sweat glands is the temperature control of the body. As with all other organs, it can also lead to functional disorders. Task of the sweat glands The most important task of the sweat glands is to stabilize the body temperature even in fluctuating ambient temperatures - indispensable for the proper functioning of the most diverse organs

Pituitary gland in the Turkish saddle

Pituitary gland in the Turkish saddle

As small as a hazelnut, it has a huge effect: the pituitary gland regulates the most diverse functions in the body through hormones - from body growth and milk production after childbirth to urine excretion. Here you can find out more about the control center of our hormone system. What does the pituitary look like and where is it

Symptom throb - harmless or dangerous?

Symptom throb - harmless or dangerous?

Throbbing pain can occur in various places in the body, for example in the ear, head or eye. Frequently the throbbing is in the same rhythm as the heartbeat (pulse-synchronous): one senses one's own pulse. This is usually an expression of increased or altered blood flow in the affected region - such as inflammation

That's how our biological rhythm is ticking

That's how our biological rhythm is ticking

For about 40 years, scientists have been working on the internal clock. Their goal is to find out the causes for the observed regularity of daily highs and lows, which in extreme cases can fluctuate between top fit and total exhaustion. For hundreds of years, the phenomenon of internal rhythm has been considered by traditional Chinese medicine

Nutrition in case of artificial intestinal output

Nutrition in case of artificial intestinal output

An estimated 100, 000 people in Germany live with an artificial intestinal outlet (stoma or anus praeter). If a stoma is required, those affected must adapt to a completely new situation. Questions about the daily handling of the artificial exit come up. Especially the diet plays a big role. No stoma diet How the time passes after the operation is quite different - depending on age and individual response, condition and type of intervention

Sarcoidosis prognosis

Sarcoidosis prognosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease that either heals on its own or can only be treated symptomatically. Regardless of the stage of sarcoidosis diagnosed, regular follow-up visits are indicated, although their frequency and type vary depending on therapy and severity. In stage I, half-yearly examinations are sufficient, otherwise these are indicated every three to six months

What are Campylobacter germs?

What are Campylobacter germs?

Campylobacter bacteria are among the most common causes of bacterial enteritis in addition to salmonella. An infection with these pathogens usually manifests itself through symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain and severe diarrhea. Although the symptoms can sometimes be quite severe, the disease usually heals on its own, so antibiotic therapy is rarely needed

Waiting time at the doctor

Waiting time at the doctor

20, 30 or 40 minutes: The fact that you have to wait for the doctor despite an appointment is in many German medical practices the rule. Not infrequently, patients even have to accept relatively long waiting times. But why is that? And what waiting time is still reasonable for a patient? We inform you extensively around the mostly annoying topic "waiting time with the doctor"