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Anna Ryan has served as an executive editor and feature writer throughout her career. Ryan has contributed to "Busy Mommy" online magazine and "Red Rock Reviews." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University.
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Depression is typically thought of as a problem that teens and adults have, but preschoolers can experience depression too. Studies have shown that chronic depression often begins in childhood. "One of the most important mental-health discoveries of the past 10 to 20 years has been that chronic mental illnesses are predominantly illnesses of the young," said Daniel Pine, of the National Institute of Mental Health, during an interview with "The New York Times." Preschoolers suffering from true depression can be helped by receiving early help and learning to cope with their unhealthy thinking patterns.
Asthma medications often come with risk, and some asthma patients prefer to search for alternative ways to relieve their asthma symptoms. Homeopathic asthma treatments, while not always accepted by mainstream doctors, have been shown in several studies to be effective in reducing asthma symptoms. While it is always important to consult with your doctor before changing the way you treat your asthma, it is smart to be aware of what your treatment options are so you can take charge of your health.
Family cell phone plans are a good choice if you would like to have one bill for several cell phones. This can be useful whether you want to be on the same plan with a spouse, your older children, or both. Every family will have its own specific needs that will determine which cell phone carrier and plan will work the best for its situation. Because it can be frustrating and expensive to change cell phone carriers, it's important to choose a carrier that will fit your needs for at least the length of the cell phone contract.
Childhood fevers are fairly common and while the symptoms are unpleasant for the child, they are generally a good sign that the body is fighting off an infection. Most fevers do not need to be treated with medication, but if your child has a history of febrile seizures you will want to try and prevent the fever from getting too high and setting off another seizure. The symptoms caused by a fever can make a child uncomfortable, but it can often be alleviated using natural treatment methods.
Young children are exposed to many germs in their daily lives, so it is no surprise that childhood fevers are a fairly common occurrence. A fever is not an illness in itself, but it is a symptom of an illness or infection. As a parent, it is important to understand how to care for a child with an elevated body temperature and when a fever is a sign of an illness severe enough to require medical attention.
Family pets are often problematic for children with asthma. Some animals, however, are less likely to worsen asthma symptoms. For families who have a child with asthma or a strong family history of allergies, it's always best to have some extended exposure with an animal before you decide to bring it home and make it part of your family. It's better to find out that an animal irritates your child's asthma before bringing it home rather than afterward.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are currently about 7 million children in the United States with asthma. This means that many parents are looking for the safest asthma medications for their children. While some natural treatments can be effective with asthma, more severe cases often require daily medication and rescue medication in the event of an asthma attack. There are two main types of asthma medications that are used. Anti-inflammatory medications reduce inflammation to prevent the airway from narrowing while brochodilators expand the air tubes.