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Flashcards in Pediatrics Deck (28):
1

What are the 3 main organs responsible for children

Lungs, Spleen, Liver

2

What do children have more of Yin or Yang

They are pure yang

3

Clinically what are sicknesses seen more typically in children

Heat and wind

4

When the lungs in children, what are the signs and symptoms

Fever and chills, body aches, coughing, coughing with mucus, allergy, phlegm

5

When children are effected by illness of the SP - what symptoms

Indigestion, vomiting, Diarrhoea,

6

In a child, when the SP is not doing well, and food stagnates in the stomach - what is the next progression of disease

Stagnation of food-> XS heat

7

In children, why does LIV wind get stirred up?

Because children are pure yang, the LIV stores the blood - the yin. Since the yin is relatively deficient, the yin cannot contain the yang

8

When there is SP dampness, what is the potential impact on LIV

Impaired the free flow of Qi, can cause LIV Qi stagnation

9

Why are children more prone to sickness

Wei Qi not fully formed and weak
Therefore disease move radically

10

Fetal toxins

Children can inherit toxins during conception or gestation

11

Why do children become hot easily

SP not fully formed therefore children are more susceptible to SP stasis

12

Spiritless child - describe symptoms

Dull eyes, listlessness, filmy, lack of awareness

13

Face all red

XS heat

14

Deeper darker red

More serious heat condition

15

Red afternoon mallor flush

Damp or deficiency heat

16

dull pale complexion

Qi def

17

Bright shiny complexion

Yang def

18

Puffy face

Yang def

19

Yellow, shallow lack luster complexion

Qi and blood def due to SP def

20

Bright yellow complexion

Damp

21

Green and blue complexion

Pain

22

Green / Blue / Purple

Blood stasis

23

Bad breath

ST heat due to stagnant food

24

On children what do you look at for on their nose

Shan Gen - mountain Root
Blue veins at the bridge of the noses
Dimmer less serious

25

Blue green complexion

Severe, food stasis, pain

26

Fontanel protruding

XS pattern
Heat or LIV wind

27

Sunken fontanels

Def pattern lue to loss of fluids b/c Diarrhoea and vomiting

28

Form Qi

That which forms the organs - children it is not fully formed