Directory of Diseases
Hand Foot Mouth Disease is a viral infection that causes a rash on hands and feet along with sore throat. The symptoms of hand-foot-mouth disease usually resolve in one week, however, people experiencing these symptoms who are not able to eat or drink should consult a physician before a week.
A mild injury to the hand, contusions aren't usually very serious. The deeper tissues like muscle and bone are not effected to any large degree so treatment is usually very simple.
Your child's symptoms are suggestive of a concussion. A concussion is the result of stunning or jarring the brain (such as from a direct blow to the head) that results in a disturbance of brain function. A loss of consciousness, blurry vision, and increased sleepiness are some examples of brain function disturbances. It is important that your child is seen and evaluated by a medical professional immediately. A Cat Scan (CT) of the head may be performed to evaluate for any skull fractures or bleeding in the brain.
Head lice (pediculosis capitis) are highly contagious. The human head louse is a tiny insect that feeds on human blood. The female louse lays eggs (nits) on the hair shaft close to the scalp, and they become glued to the hair shaft. The nits hatch about 8–10 days later and begin to feed with any remaining adults. The nits can stay alive for a long period of time off of the body, such as on hairbrushes, furniture, or linens.Other types include body and pubic lice.Moving lice or non-moving nits may be seen on the scalp and hair. Each louse is approximately 1–2 mm long and is white-gray in color. The white nits are smaller (0.5 mm), are firmly attached to the hair shaft, and are usually located very close to the scalp. The most prominent symptom of a head lice infestation includes intense scalp itching.