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Strep Throat Symptoms in Babies

Children who are past the toddler stage may be perfectly able to voice their concern about the feeling in their throat. They can also respond to questions as you probe a child’s symptoms. In this way, it can be easier to arrive at a suspicion of strep throat infection in older children. But for a baby, who is unable to articulate feelings of soreness, parents and caregivers need to know the symptoms of a strep throat infection so they may seek medical attention.

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Toddlers & Seizures

Between 3 to 5 percent of healthy children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years will experience a seizure due to fever, according to MedlinePlus. Within this age group, toddlers have the highest incidence of febrile seizures. It is important to seek medical care if your toddler has a seizure.

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Coronary Artery Disease in Women

Coronary artery disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. Women tend to ignore the symptoms of coronary artery disease and not seek medical care until it is too late. According to American Family Physician, many doctors underestimate the risk that coronary artery disease poses for female patients. Understanding the signs and what preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease for women can improve your health.

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Head Trauma in Children

Head bumps occur frequently in children, from falling off a bike to tripping down the stairs. Other children experience more severe head trauma. The severity of the head trauma affects the course of action for parents or caregivers. An understanding of child head trauma prepares you so you know what to look for and when to seek medical help.

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How to Give an Allergy Shot

Allergy shots contain epinephrine and are used in cases of emergency when you or your child has an extreme allergic reaction. Using an allergy shot can prevent you from going into anaphylactic shock or losing your ability to breathe due to a swollen airway. Without them, you may not have time to get to a hospital before your reaction becomes fatal. They’re designed to be used safely by people with no medical training, as long as you follow the exact instructions. Once you administer the allergy shot, seek medical help immediately.