Common Diseases your Child might ContractChildren have an abundance of energy and curiosity, making them more likely than adults to put themselves in risky situations. However, while children may be small, they are not immune to the risks posed by nature. Children are much more likely to contract a disease or infection than adults are. Most of these illnesses are mild and only last for a brief period of time. However, there are also more severe diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated.
Does your Child have Influenza?
In the U.S., flu is generally not a risk for children until after their first birthday. However, every so often there’s an “off-season” and flu strikes kids as well as adults. If your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms during influenza…171
Kids are prone to Chicken Pox
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes pimples that break and ooze fluid. They become itchy red spots, which are called vesicles. These eventually burst, dry up…141
Bronchitis is very common in Children
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development. Children are learning how to take care of themselves, manage their independence and make healthy choices. At the same time, children have much smaller airways in their lungs than adults do.…124
Conjunctivitis is a very Common Concern
Conjunctivitis is the medical term for a red, puffy and itchy eye. It can be a sign of an infection or another condition. Conjugated means “joined together” and iritis means “inflammation of.” Depending on the types of conjunctivitis…162
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral infection that primarily affects children. It’s usually harmless and typically resolves within seven to 10 days. However, the virus can be more severe in older individuals or those with…161