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Treatment for Kawasaki Disease in Marbella

Treatment for Kawasaki Disease in Marbella

Kawasaki disease is a condition that typically affects children under the age of 5. The disease is one of the main causes of heart disease in young children. However, doctors can treat the disease if it's discovered in its early stages. In addition to this, most children will recover without any issues. In this article, we look at Kawasaki Disease, how to spot it and where you can get treatment for Kawasaki Disease in Marbella.

What is Kawasaki Disease?

Kawasaki disease causes inflammation in the walls of the arteries. The inflammation can affect the coronary arteries, these arteries supply the heart with blood.

 Kawasaki disease is also known as “mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome” as it can also affect the glands that swell when you have an infection, the mucous membranes located inside the mouth, throat, and nose. It can also affect the skin.

Signs of Kawasaki disease, such as peeling skin and a high fever can be quite unnerving. The good news is the disease is can be treatable, and most children will recover from it without any serious problems.

Symptoms of Kawasaki Disease

Signs and symptoms tend to appear in 3 phases:

Phase 1:

Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Cracked lips that are also red and dry
  • High fever (39C or higher) that lasts for more than 3 days
  • Irritability
  • Rash around the genital area
  • Rash around the body
  • Red eyes with no thick discharge
  • Red, swollen tongue
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Swollen skin on the palms of the hands
  • Swollen skin on the soles of the feet

Phase 2:

Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Skin peeling on the hands and feet
  • Vomiting

Phase 3:

In this phase, the signs and symptoms tend to slowly disappear unless there are some complications. It can take sufferers of Kawasaki disease up to 8 weeks to fully recover.

Where to get treatment for Kawasaki Disease in Marbella

You can get at home treatment for Kawasaki Disease in Marbella by contacting our Home GP service . Call us now if your child has a fever that has lasted more than 3 days or if they have a fever with 4 or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Peeling skin
  • Rash
  • Red palms or soles of the feet
  • Redness in both of the eyes
  • Swollen, very red tongue
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Treating Kawasaki disease within the first 10 days can greatly reduce the chances of any lasting damage.