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Nearly fifty percent of children acquire warts at some time or the other. Warts, in the real sense, are benign tumors that develop when keratinocytes, a kind of skin cell, are infected by the wart virus. There are many types of warts, the most common being rough bumps that appear on fingers and hands. Others…

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Urinary tract infection makes urinating painful. The infected children think twice before going to the bathroom and they always get a feeling to go to the bathroom. The urine also smells bad because of the infection. Bacteria are responsible for infecting the urinary tract. The urinary tract consists of certain parts such as two kidneys,…

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Tonsils are two tissue balls located at the back of the throat. They play a vital role and are an important part of the body’s infection-fighting mechanism by helping to fight germs and diseases. Tonsils deal with germs before they reach the mouth, throat, or sinuses. When these infection fighters are infected by viruses or…

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Swimmer’s ear is a bacterial growth infection inside the canal of the ear. It is also known as Otitis Externa. It differs a lot from ear infections which are dealt with on a regular basis and are contracted at times when the child catches a cold. The common ear infection is known as Otitis Media,…

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Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a kind of infection in the digestive system, especially the stomach and intestines. Causes for this condition are parasites, bacteria, or virus infections spread through contaminated food and fluids. It can also be caused by certain toxins present in some plants & seafood, usage of powerful laxatives in order to…

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Sinus might seem like a common cold at first. The child coughs, sneezes, and gets a red nose, like in cold. But the difference is that sinus attacks last longer than the common cold. Sinuses are spaces in the bones of the face and the head which are filled with air. They are exactly located…

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Flu and cold usually accompany each other when attacking a child’s immune system. It is a widespread viral infection and the harsh truth is that there is no permanent treatment designed for it because of the involvement of many types of viruses that cannot be killed, but yes their growth rate can be suppressed. Symptomatic…

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The normal temperature of the human body is 98.6°F. If the temperature is taken rectally, the thermometer will show a rise of 1°F, that is it will show 99.6°F. The normal body temperature can vary slightly among individuals. The doctors consider the rise in body temperature as fever if it crosses the mark of 99.4°F…

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When a skin rash cannot be blamed on poison ivy or chicken pox, the culprit is eczema. In this condition, the skin turns red, and scaly and develops sores. The itching is beyond the limit and the skin starts to shed in the form of scales. Dermatitis is the other name for eczema. Dermatitis actually…

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A middle ear infection is a very common problem faced by children. Even infants below two years could face this problem. Infection in the ear is caused by germs and viruses. They enter the human body and grow to cause infection, affecting the normal functioning of the body. Similarly, germs can enter the ears. Depending…

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Almost every kid and teenager faces corns, calluses, and blisters problems. They cause extreme discomfort, but at the same time, they are easily preventable. The major cause for all of them is friction between the skin and foreign objects. Dancers experience corns. They are painful bumps on the toes. The area affected by corn becomes…

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Constipation is a condition of improper bowel movement. Usually, the child experiences pain and has a hard time passing dry and hard stool. In normal conditions, there is no pain while passing the stool and it has a soft texture. The bowel movement is also regular. A child having constipation not only finds it difficult…

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Conjunctivitis or pinkeye is a common problem in school-going kids. The eyes become red, itchy, and swollen. There can also be a discharge of gooey liquid from the eye which can be of the color white, clear, green, or yellow. Conjunctivitis is also known as pinkeye because the eye’s white part turns pink or red.…

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Common Cold is caused because of upper respiratory system infection due to the cold virus. This infection affects parts such as the ears, nose, and throat. There are about two hundred known viruses that are responsible for the common cold, out of which rhinovirus is the most common. Because of this great number of viruses,…

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A typical childhood disease in children chicken pox is very notorious for being contagious. A kid infected with the chickenpox virus will develop numerous itchy blisters which are filled with fluid. These blisters burst later, which leads to crust formation. Children get approximately five hundred such blisters which grow over a red skin spot. They…

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Many children have their appendix removed even before turning the age of fourteen. And the risk starts to peak as they age. The majority of children who get abdominal surgery is because of appendicitis. Appendicitis is actually appendix inflammation and as a result, a fingerlike tube grows on the lower right part of the large…