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PROTECTING OUR KIDS FROM URTI

Understanding URTIs in Children Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are the bane of every parent’s existence. These seemingly endless bouts of coughs, sneezes, and sniffles plague children, especially during the colder months. But fear not! This article will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the world of URTIs in children, from understanding their causes…

PREVENT CROUP IN YOUR CHILDREN

Croup: A Barking Cough in Children Croup is a respiratory illness common in young children, causing swelling in the upper airway. This swelling narrows the airways, making breathing difficult and producing a distinctive cough. While concerning, croup is usually mild and resolves on its own within a few days. Here’s a look at the causes,…

PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF ROTAVIRUS

Rotavirus in Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration, primarily in children under five. It’s the leading cause of severe diarrhea in this age group, but thanks to widespread vaccination, cases have significantly declined. This article will explore what causes rotavirus, the symptoms to watch…

Chickenpox in Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Relief

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus. While typically mild, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms to ensure your child gets the rest and care they need. What Causes Chickenpox? As mentioned, the varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox. It’s highly contagious and spreads through direct contact with the…

SYMPTOMS & REMEDIES OF DEHYDRATION IN CHILDREN

Understanding Childhood Pneumonia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Pneumonia is a serious infection that affects the lungs of children. It’s a leading cause of illness and death worldwide, particularly among children under five. Here’s a look at what parents need to know about this condition. What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia occurs when germs, like viruses, bacteria, or…

SYMPTOMS & REMEDIES OF DEHYDRATION IN CHILDREN

Dehydration is a common condition in children, especially during hot weather, increased activity, or illness. It occurs when the body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to an imbalance of electrolytes and water in the body. Here are some signs and symptoms of Dehydration in children: If you notice any of these signs…

PREVENTING MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN CHILDREN

Micronutrient Deficiencies: A Silent Threat to Children’s Health Micronutrients, also known as vitamins and minerals, are essential for children’s growth and development. While they only constitute a small portion of their daily intake compared to macronutrients like carbohydrates and proteins, they play a crucial role in various bodily functions. Unfortunately, deficiencies in these vital micronutrients…

LASSA FEVER IN CHILDREN

Lassa Fever in Children: A Guide for Parents Lassa fever, an acute viral illness caused by the Lassa virus, poses a significant threat to children in West Africa. While most cases occur in adults, children of all ages are susceptible, and they often experience more severe complications. This article aims to provide parents and caregivers…

SEPSIS IN CHILDREN

Sepsis in Children: Understanding the Fight against Infection Sepsis, a life-threatening condition triggered by an overwhelming bodily response to infection, can strike anyone, including children. While young and healthy individuals are generally more resilient, sepsis in children remains a major concern due to its rapid progression and potential for organ damage. Recognizing the causes, symptoms,…

KIDS ENT HEALTH MONTH: PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM SORE THROAT

Strep Throat in Children: A Guide for Parents Strep throat, a bacterial infection causing a painful sore throat, is common among children. While often uncomfortable, it’s treatable and rarely serious with proper care. This article delves into the causes, symptoms, and treatment of strep throat in children, equipping parents with the knowledge to navigate this…

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