They ask to be attentive to symptoms of hepatitis – El Sol de Tampico

authorities of Health They ask to be attentive to the health of the children and to detect the symptoms of a case of hepatitis in them, it is also requested to avoid consuming water that is not drinkable and raw food, to reduce the chances of any gastrointestinal disease. Martha Margarita Rodríguez Leal, pediatrician of the Madero City Civil Hospital “Dr Heriberto Espinosa Rosales”, indicated that it is first necessary for parents to have the scheme of vaccination of their children to prevent this disease.

According to health authorities, the vaccine against Hepatitis B it is applied to girls and boys under 5 years of age, the scheme consists of 3 doses, the first is applied preferably in the first hours of birth (in extreme cases within the first 7 days of life); the second at 2 months and the third at 6 months of age.

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He asked parents to detect the symptoms that occur in minors and it is best to go to the doctors and avoid self-medication.

“We have to be monitoring the symptoms or signs, one of them is the yellow color of the skin or mucous membranes, and also vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, joint pain, these are the ones that can mainly occur in children in a hepatitis common,” he explained.

He also explained that in case of having all these symptoms, the corresponding tests should be carried out to rule out the disease.

“That they go to the doctor to identify what type of hepatitis the minor has, tests are done, and if all these negatives come out, other types of studies must be done because it could be acute hepatitis that is unknown,” he asserted. He pointed out that eating on the street and raw food should be avoided, to avoid presenting gastrointestinal ailments.

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“Avoid consuming water that is not drinkable, as well as raw food, especially in this season that prevails with heat, also disinfect fruits and vegetables very well, that the products are prepared hygienically,” he cited.

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