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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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Summer camps and family hiking sessions can sometimes result in children getting itchy rashes. To be blamed are plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. All of them produce the same substance or oil, called urushiol, which causes rashes. Urushiol is colorless and even odorless and is present within the leaves. Poison…

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Pneumonia is the infection of either one lung or both. When both the lungs get infected it is known as double pneumonia. When the pneumonia is mild enough that the visit to the doctor can be avoided and the child can carry out daily activities normally, it is known as walking pneumonia. The lungs are…

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Pinworms develop as a result of an unhygienic habit of not washing hands before having food. They are small worms that resemble small thread pieces and cause itching in the anus area. Pinworms infect humans only and reside in the intestines. Every school-going kid encounters this problem at one time or the other. They can…

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Growing pain is part and parcel of the growing phase in a child’s life. When the child stops growing so will the growing pain and when adolescence is reached, they disappear completely. Growing pain can occur between three to five years or eight to twelve years of age. Growing pains are usually experienced in the…

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Children usually feel sick in the stomach when traveling in a car, airplane, boat or train. This sickness is known as motion sickness. This sickness is caused by the reception of wrong signals by the eyes, muscles, skin receptors, and inner ears. While traveling, different body parts send different signals to the brain. The eyes…

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Children who get frequent headaches and migraine attacks have chronic illnesses. Such children and their parents face problems to adjust with school and its rules. Extra preparations and steps should be taken to cope with such an illness. Pediatric specialists in migraine and headaches exist should be consulted for treatment and other precautionary & preventive…

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Food allergies are a common problem in kids. Nearly two million children have food allergies in the United States. Some food allergies are life-threatening, even if the food is taken in very little quantity. Peanut tops the list of notorious foods which cause allergies. Following it are milk, especially cow’s milk, soy, eggs, wheat, seafood…

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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…