Finding foods that appeal to a toddler is difficult enough when he is healthy, but keeping him well-fed when he has the flu can be even more challenging. While children commonly catch contagious diseases such as colds and flu, it is important to contact your pediatrician when children under the age of 2 develop flu-like symptoms.
Measles is a respiratory infection, causing a skin rash and flu-like symptoms. Measles is usually a children’s disease, but you can get it an any age. It is unpleasant and sometimes serious. For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two die, according to MedlinePlus. If your child gets measles, he is likely to feel miserable for several days. In addition, measles can lead to pneumonia.
When you or your child has strep throat, symptoms are generally much more severe than when you have a regular sore throat. The cause of strep throat is also different than other sore throats. Bacteria known as Streptococcus pyogenes causes strep while certain viruses cause most other sore throats, according to KidsHealth. Virus caused sore throats usually resolve without medication. You most likely need to take antibiotics to cure strep throat.
If you think morning sickness is bad, you definitely do not want to get food poisoning. Food poisoning is bad enough when you are not pregnant, but it is even worse when you are and can lead to premature delivery, infection in your newborn or stillbirth. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to food-borne illness, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, so you need to know what not to eat when you are pregnant.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of six Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with genital herpes. Many, however, are not aware they have the infection since identifiable symptoms do not occur with each person. When symptoms do appear with a first genital herpes episode, they typically remain for up to 4 weeks and may reappear as outbreaks several times throughout the first year of infection.