July 15, 2013

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease – What is it? How to treat it.

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease? It is a non-serious viral infection causing sores in the mouth and blisters on hands & feet. It usually appears in the Spring & Fall. It is often difficult to diagnose. It may appear to be chicken pox, insect bits, dermatitis etc. If you suspect your child shows the […]

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Fever, Diarrhea, Vomiting – What is it? How to treat it.

A fever is not a disease. It is a symptom that can accompany many childhood illnesses, especially infections. A fever is not the only sign of a serious illness. While some children are fine with a temperature of 104, others can be deathly ill with a temperature of 101 or even without a fever or a […]

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Discolored Runny Nose – What is it? How to avoid & treat it.

A runny nose with green or yellow discharge is a sign of a viral infection or a bacterial/sinus infection. Your child may just have a cold or a more serious sinus infection requiring antibiotics. According to our Illness Policy, if your child shows these symptoms, he/she will need care at home away from other children for at least […]

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