Health & Illness

July 15, 2013

Strep Throat – What is it? How to avoid & cure it.

Strep Throat is an easily treatable throat infection caused by a group A streptococci bacteria. It is most common in children over three years old and begins with a fever, a red, swollen throat and tonsils that can have a white coating of pus, swollen glands, decreased appetite and energy level. Cases are most common […]

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

Roseola is a highly contagious virus that many infants under three years old can catch, but is most common in infants under age one. Roseola is generally a non-eventful childhood illness. Once it has run its course, it usually goes away without any further complications. The first symptom you will notice in your child is […]

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

Croup is an infection caused by a virus that causes the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box) to swell. It is usually part of a cold. Croup causes a fever, hoarseness and a barking, hacking cough. It also may cause a crowing noise (called stridor) when the child breathes in through the narrowed windpipe. Croup […]

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