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Childhood illnesses and medical conditions


Your child has barely learnt to express and has already caught some kind of a virus. How do you deal with illnesses like measles, mumps, chicken pox, asthma and many more that you may not even have heard of.


Colds

Colds are common in small children. Blocked nose caused due to colds can cause breathing difficulties in children at the same time it can also lead to sinusit ...read more
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Stomach Problems

Worms are mainly responsible for stomach problems in children. Thread worms and toxocara (round worms) are the types of worms which cause stomach problems in ...read more
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Protecting Kids from Contagious Illnesses

It is not possible to completely prevent contagious illnesses in children it is a must to teach hygienic and healthy habits to them. Some common healthy habit ...read more
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Coughs

Cough is a helpful phenomenon - it is the body's natural reflex to irritation in the throat. There are two kinds of cough - one which is wet and associated wi ...read more
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Asthma

Asthma is an allergic reaction that occurs when your child inhales allergens like pollen, dust, feathers or fungal spores. The allergy affects the lining of t ...read more
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Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Chicken pox is a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. Unless they have had chicken pox before, anyone can contract the disease, i.e. children, adoles ...read more
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Convulsions

In most children aged between one and three years, convulsions are often linked to the development of a high fever. It is difficult to say what is the exact c ...read more
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German Measles or Rubella

This viral disease is not as contagious or serious as measles. It starts like a mild cold with a runny nose sore throat and a mild temperature. This disease ...read more
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Whooping cough (pertussis)

Whooping cough attacks in an innocuous manner. Child will display symptoms like a runny nose, a cough and a slight temperature.This disease can be particular ...read more
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Roseola infantum

Roseola is a disease very similar to German measles. Babies and young children are most susceptible to this disease. It is probably caused by a virus and is n ...read more
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Dealing with stomach aches

A stomach ache is one of the most common childhood complaints. Most parents make the simplest of connections assuming that the pain in the stomach must be lin ...read more
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Migraines

While a headache is ordinarily not a life-threatening condition, a migraine is not a headache that you can just ignore and hope that it will go away. It can i ...read more
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Hearing Impairment

If you notice that your child does not seem to hear soft sounds, or understand simple words clearly, you should have your child's hearing tested accurately.Sp ...read more
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Cure your Child's Cough

Does your child cough a lot?Allergies are one of the most common causes of cough. Here are some other possible causes.
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Loose Stools

Does your baby have a bad tummy? Your first aim should be to prevent her from getting dehydrated, as this can be dangerous.When caring for your baby, keep loo ...read more
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Mom's Guide to Adenoids

Adenoids are lumpy clusters of spongy tissue on the side of the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Unlike tonsils which can easily be seen if y ...read more
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Baby Blues

If your baby has a cold, chances are, you may not notice it until it worsens.A watery discharge from his nose is the first sign.Here's how to ease the discomf ...read more
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Eczema

Eczema is a rash that appears on the face behind the knees and on the inner sides of the arms and wrists. It is an itchy dry and scaly rash.Infantile eczema i ...read more
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Epilepsy

A reason for your child's fits is that she may have epilepsy. There are two forms of this disease: petit mal and grand mal. Read on.
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Measles

The symptoms of measles can take anywhere from one to twelve days to appear after your child has been infected. It begins like a normal cold - hoarse cough, ...read more
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Mumps

The incubation period of mumps is 17 to 21 days.The child will then develop a fever and the glands in front of and under your child's ear will swell up on on ...read more
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Thalassemia

Thalassemia involves decreased and defective production of haemoglobin or red blood cells.In its mildest form, Thalassemia results in anemia, while the severe ...read more
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Ear Infections

The portion of the ear that lies just behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. Once in a while fluid builds up in the middle ear and at times this fluid ...read more
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Cough and Cold?

Some time tested home remedies to cure cough and cold.
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Allergies

Allergies are still a mystery even to the medical world. Medications too, fall short of curing the condition. Steroids may seem the panacea for the moment, bu ...read more
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Worms

Worms are not so uncommon in India.This is largely due to poor sanitation in general, lower standards of butchering and unclean water. Although you may mainta ...read more
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Childhood Allergies

Whether they are runny noses, teary eyes or annoying rashes, allergies are an all too common bane of growing up. In their severe forms, they make life miserab ...read more
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Treating Childhood Allergies

Allergies are quite common in childhood. We have seen the causes of these allergies. Now we look in detail at the different treatments used in the prevention ...read more
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Convulsions and Epilepsy

If a person has two or more serious convulsions, he is diagnosed as having epilepsy.If your child is having convulsions don't panic. You can treat him at hom ...read more
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How to Prevent Common Cold in Babies

If you take some precaution, you can keep common cold away from your baby. Babies are very sensitive and can get affected with cold easily. As such taking pre ...read more
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Common Childhood Concerns in Indian Children

Read about common childhood concerns for Indian children. Gastroentitis, scabies, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, etc are some of the common ailments affecting c ...read more
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Ear Problems

If your child has fever vomiting diarrhoea and loss of appetite for no apparent reason and is tugging at her ear she probably has an ear infection.
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Wheezing in Children

Is your child suffering from wheezing? Read about the common causes of wheezing and when to seek medical help. Wheezing in children does not necessarily mean ...read more
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Progeria Disease in Children

Read about the disease progeria and learn all about this terrible disease. Find all facts and information about progeria. Progeria is a rare abnormality and c ...read more
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Common Cold in Children

Does your child frequently catch a cold? Read more to find out about causes of common cold, treatment for common cold, signs and symptoms of cold in children ...read more
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Orthodontic Treatment for Children

Looking for information about orthodontic treatment for your child? Read about orthodontic diagnosis, steps in orthodontic treatment, about teeth braces and i ...read more
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Throat Problems

Sore throat and red and swollen tonsils are common symptoms of throat problems in children. Throat problems like tonsillitis can also cause middle ear infecti ...read more
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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a very common childhood ailment and is caused by the inflammation of the tonsils.It occurs when the tonsils get inflamed. Either bacteria or vi ...read more
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Common Summer Illness in Children

When the season changes to summer children are most likely to get affected with common summer illnesses like sore throat, cold, fever etc. However, if you tak ...read more
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Preventing Dengue in Kids

Dengue can affect kids and if it is not treated on time it can prove life threatening. Therefore, you must take right measures to prevent Dengue in kids. Are ...read more
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Sneezing Problem in Newborns

Sneezing problem in newborns is common. There are several factors which can cause sneezing in newborns. However, parents should be careful if sneezing is acco ...read more
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Common Digestive Problems in Infants

To take care of baby’s digestive problems, you need to first understand them properly. Constipation and building up of gas are the common digestive problems ...read more
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Jaundice in Newborn Babies

Almost 60 % of the newborn babies suffer from Jaundice after second or third day of their birth. Jaundice in newborn is not a great matter of concern but new ...read more
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Viral Infections and Allergies in Children

Viral infections and allergies are common in childhood. A lot of viral infections and allergies in children can be prevented with the help of vaccinations and ...read more
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Food Allergies in Children

Identifying the food allergies in children prevents the severity of symptoms in children. Allergy triggers or food items that cause allergy in children cause ...read more
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Preventing Childhood Illnesses

It is possible to prevent childhood illnesses by taking the right measures to prevent the common infections that affect children. Common infections can be pre ...read more
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Coping with Eczema in Babies

Baby eczema is an itchy rash that causes a lot of distress in babies. It is marked by persistent itching. Find out the factors that trigger off baby eczema an ...read more
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Spotting Illness in Children

Spotting illness in children helps to assess the condition of your child before any serious injury. What are warning signs of illnesses? What symptoms indicat ...read more
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Throat and Mouth Problems in Kids

Throat and mouth problem in kids are quite often and are often detected late. Do you know what are the common throat and mouth problems in kids? Find out abou ...read more
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Causes of Stomach Ache In Kids

Learn about the causes of stomach ache in kids. Stomach ache causes a lot of distress to the kid. If your kid complains of a stomach ache, find out the reason ...read more
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Common Illnesses in Babies

Illnesses are common in childhood and a part of child’s growth and development. Common illnesses in babies are mainly due to bacterial or viral infections. ...read more
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Common Infections in Infants

Are you aware of the common infections in infants? Pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infection, thrush, conjunctivitis, diaper rash, roseola etc are some o ...read more
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Symptoms of Allergies in Babies

Do you want to know how to identify if your baby is coping with any allergy? Know about the most common allergies in babies, symptoms of allergic reactions in ...read more
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Pinworm Infection in Toddlers

Pinworm infection is common in toddlers and small kids. By following good hygiene at home and encouraging healthy habits in your toddler pinworm infection can ...read more
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Pneumonia in Kids

Pneumonia is one of the life threatening illnesses which can also affect kids if right preventive measures are not taken. Read on to learn about the signs and ...read more
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Helping Kids Deal with Enlarged Adenoids and Tonsils in Winters

If kids are suffering from enlarged adenoids and tonsils it becomes more difficult for them to cope with such health issues during winters. Read on to know in ...read more
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How to Prevent Food Poisoning in Kids

Food poisoning is quite common in kids as they fail to practice personal hygiene. It is important to understand the basics of food poisoning so as to prevent ...read more
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Home Remedies for Preventing Summer Illnesses in Kids

As the weather changes during summer, children become prone to several illnesses. Proper preventive measures can help you to prevent summer illnesses in your ...read more
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Swine Flu in Children

Swine flu is a major epidemic is spreading like fire in India. As the immune system of children is still developing they are more susceptible to infections li ...read more
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10 Illnesses to Watch Out For in Children this Summer

Change in climatic conditions due to the seasonal changes in weather make children prone to many infections. Therefore, it is better to take preventive measur ...read more
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Asthma in Children

Asthma is a respiratory disease which can also be observed in children. Parents need to take proper care and action in order to help children deal with asthma ...read more
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Top 5 Rainy Season Illnesses in Kids

Rainy season is the favourite season of most of the kids as they get a chance to splash water, play in puddles and make paper boats. However, during this seas ...read more
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Prevent Food-Borne Illnesses in Kids

Immune system of kids is in the process of development. So, they are prone to food-borne illnesses. Practising food safety and hygiene is essential to prevent ...read more
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How to Keep Your Kids Away from Dengue Mosquitoes

As there is an outbreak of dengue epidemic, it is necessary to take preventive measure to keep kids away from dengue mosquitoes. Read on to find out how to ke ...read more
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Helping Children Cope with Fever

Children often get affected with illnesses like cough, cold and fever when there is a sudden change in the climatic conditions. For the little ones it is not ...read more
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Signs and Symptoms of Dengue in Children

Dengue can not only affect adults but also children. Signs and symptoms of dengue in children should not be ignored as it can prove fatal. Therefore, immediat ...read more
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5 Simple Steps to Cure Your Child's Cold

Cold is one of the illnesses prevalent in kids during winter season. So, parents must take right precautions to help children to recover from cold faster duri ...read more
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Foods that Can Cause Allergies in Babies

Babies may show allergic reaction to certain food items. So, parents should be cautious while introducing any food item to them. Let us take a look at some co ...read more
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10 Steps to Keep all Types of Illnesses Away from Kids

Taking right preventive measures is essential to boost immunity of kids and improve their overall health. Have a quick look at the 10 steps to keep all types ...read more
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Fever in Children - Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

Fever can be very distressing for children. Therefore, immediate medical attention should be provided to ease child’s discomfort. Let us take a look at the ...read more
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Signs that a Child is Anaemic

It is necessary to identify the signs of anaemia in children before it severely affects their health. Have a quick look the signs that a child is anaemic.
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Tips for Preventing Pinworms in Children

Hygiene is very important for preventing pinworm infection in children. Let us take a look at some more tips for preventing pinworm infection in children.
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Common Rainy Season Illnesses in Children and Tips to Prevent Them

Children are susceptible to illnesses during rainy season. Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of the common illnesses prevailing during this season and ta ...read more
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Signs and Symptoms of Malaria in Children

Malaria is one of the dreadful diseases which affect kids, especially during monsoons. So, parents should take immediate action if any of its signs and sympto ...read more
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How to Prevent Malaria in Children?

It is necessary to take right preventive measures to prevent diseases like malaria in children. Find out how to prevent malaria in children.
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Common Causes of Pinworm Infection in Children

Pinworm infection is one of the common illnesses observed in children. If you are aware of the common causes of this infection you can easily prevent it. Find ...read more
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Tips to Prevent Bacterial Infection in Children

Right precautions can help to prevent bacterial infection in children. Find some tips to prevent bacterial infection in children right away.
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Symptoms of Pinworm Infection in Children

Children are more susceptible to pinworm infection than adults. This infection is very troublesome as it causes itching in the anal area. Learn about the comm ...read more
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How to Prevent Bacterial Infections in Children

It is very important to take right precautions for preventing bacterial infections in children. Find out how to prevent bacterial infections in children.
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Symptoms of Eczema in Children

Eczema can affects both adults as well as children. When affected with it the skin becomes irritated, itchy and red. Learn more about the common symptoms of e ...read more
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Coping with Bacterial Infections in Kids

Pneumonia and food poisoning are few of the many bacterial infections that can affect kids. Therefore, it is necessary to take preventive measure to help them ...read more
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Tips for Helping Children Cope with Fever

Taking care is a must for helping a child cope with fever easily. Here is what you can do to help your child recover from fever faster.
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How to Prevent Scurvy (A Vitamin C Deficiency Disease) in Children?

Scurvy is a Vitamin C deficiency disease which can affect children as well as adults. Let us look at the causes and symptoms of scurvy in children and some ti ...read more
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