Health & Illness

  • All children must be immunized to attend Halsey Schools

    Flu – What is it? How to avoid & cure it.

    Influenza, commonly called the flu, is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. Signs of the flu include sudden onset of headache, chills, and feeling generally miserable. Respiratory symptoms like nasal congestion, cough and sore throat appear, and the flu sufferer often experiences extreme fatigue and muscle aches in the back […]

  • All children must be immunized to attend Halsey Schools

    Thrush – What is it? How to avoid & cure it.

    Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in the mouth and on the tongue. A yeast called Candida causes thrush because babies’ immune systems are not yet strong enough to control the growth of the yeast. The most common symptoms of thrush are white patches that stick to the inside of the mouth […]

  • All children must be immunized to attend Halsey Schools

    Impetigo & Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease Treatment

    Impetigo & Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a non-serious infection caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. The skin normally has many types of bacteria on it, but intact skin is an effective barrier that keeps bacteria from entering and growing in the body. When there is a break in the […]