Causes of development
The exact cause of its appearance, scientists do not know. It is believed that it can arise as a result of inflammatory processes in the intestines, reduced immunity of the person, frequent overeating. Inflammation of the appendage can also cause some infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, parasitic infections, etc. Inflammation occurs as a result of blockage of the lumen of the appendix with calculous stones, parasites, a tumor or a foreign body. Slime accumulates in the process. It is fertile soil for the development of harmful microorganisms, causing inflammation of the mucous appendix.
Appendicitis in the child: signs and symptoms
This is a very insidious disease. Diagnosing it is quite difficult. This can be explained by the fact that the appendix is located in different people in different ways. Typical is its location on the right side of the lower abdomen. Here and localized pain in its inflammation. When he is in another place, the symptoms of appendicitis in the child will be different. There may be pain in the area of the rectum, in the back, in the stomach - "under the spoon". Sometimes urination increases, accompanied by increased pain in the abdomen.
If a diagnosis of "purulent appendicitis" is made,The child's symptoms will be as follows: he is thirsty, lips become gray, dries in the mouth. And if the child is still sick with hepatitis, measles, dysentery or salmonellosis, then appendicitis may appear nausea, vomiting, loose stool, a fever of 39 degrees, abdominal pain. The abdomen first hurts near the navel, and then - on the right. Pain in the right leg is possible.
Treatment of appendicitis in a child
If the parents have noticed the baby listedsigns, you need to immediately contact a surgeon - and the sooner, the better. You can not give your child any pills, no heat on the stomach - you can cause a ruptured appendix and peritonitis. If the surgeon diagnoses "appendicitis," the only correct treatment will be surgery.
If surgery to removethe appendix was successful, the child is in the hospital for no more than ten days and another week at home, while visiting the surgeon. The child should be freed from physical education lessons. He is forbidden to lift weights, ride a bicycle, jump. But it is possible to carry out non-severe homework. Limit the nutrition of the child is not worth it. It is advisable to give him vegetable soups to regulate the stool.
Complications after surgery
After the purulent appendicitis is transferred, the child may develop a commissural disease. In this case, he must be registered at the medical institution until he is fully recovered.</ p>