Strep throat is a common concern among parents with school-aged children. This painful, highly contagious bacterial infection can lead to sore, scratchy throats, swollen glands, fever and other uncomfortable symptoms and side effects. Children usually contract this illness by having close contact with infected individuals. However, strep can be passed through the touching of … [Read more...] about Strep Throat and Swollen Glands
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Infant Bronchitis is a condition marked by inflammation of the bronchial tubes, or bronchi, which are passageways that carry air to the lungs. In infants, bronchitis is typically acute, extremely common, and often caused by other types of respiratory infections. In most cases, the infections that lead to bronchitis are viral and cannot be treated with antibiotics. However, … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Infant Bronchitis
A child who suffers from recurrent or chronic ear infections has fluid or infection behind the eardrums that either doesn't go away or keeps coming back. Chronic ear infections are generally diagnosed if a child has had at least three ear infections within six months time or four ear infections within the span of a year, in which case your pediatrician will refer your child to … [Read more...] about Recurring Ear Infections in Children
Most parents want to see their children turn off the TV and play outside, but they may not be aware of the danger lurking in the grass and the woods. Lyme disease in young children often occurs because children are playing outside. According to MayoClinic.com, this disease is the most common tick-related one in the United States. Risk Factors The U.S. Department of Labor … [Read more...] about Lyme Disease in Young Children
A recent study suggests that giving kids antibiotics has little effect on speeding the recovery of some types of ear infections, while it does raise the risk of some side effects. The study found that 80% of otherwise healthy children would recover from an acute ear infection within a few days if given medication only to relieve pain or fevers. Given antibiotics instead, 92% … [Read more...] about Do Antibiotics Really Work for Ear Infections?