In this study session, you have learned that:
- All children brought to the health post should be assessed for ear, throat, eye and skin infections.
- Disease of the ears, throat or eyes and skin infections in children under five can give rise to serious medical problems and may lead to disability or even death.
- A child who has mastoiditis must be referred urgently to hospital.
- Wicking a child’s ear can be an effective treatment for less serious ear problems.
- Conjunctivitis in newborns is a serious problem that may lead to loss of vision if not treated with antibiotics.
- Some skin diseases can lead to serious complications, such as kidney disease, if they are not treated properly.
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