There's nothing worse than having a sick child. As a parent you wonder what they have, how you should treat it and should you take them to the doctor? It is important to educate yourself about the symptoms of common illnesses. Here are some, but not all, common childhood illnesses.
More than 80 percent of children have at least one episode of otitis media by the time they are 3 years of age. Children often develop ear infections after the onset of a cold. Here are some common symptoms:
Food and airborne allergies can cause many problems for young children.
The following are the most common symptoms of airborne allergies otherwise known as allergic rhinitis:
Allergic symptoms may begin within minutes to an hour after ingesting the food. Here are some symptoms of food allergies:
The croup is caused by a virus and usually effects children from the ages of 3 months to 5 years. As the disease progresses down the respiratory tract, the symptoms also change and may include:
Influenza is called a respiratory disease, but the whole body seems to suffer when a child has it. Children usually become suddenly ill with any or all of the following symptoms:
Many viruses cause roseola. The most common cause is the human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). It occurs mostly in children under the age of 3. It may take between five to 15 days for a child to develop symptoms of roseola after being exposed to the disease. A child is probably most contagious during the period of high fever, before the rash occurs. The following are the most common symptoms of roseola:
Contact dermatitis is a physiological reaction that occurs after skin comes in contact with certain substances such as soap, saliva, detergents, lotions or perfumes. Symptoms may include:
Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis
The symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis depend greatly on the cause of the infection and the person affected. Strep throat, a common childhood illness falls under this category. Symptoms may include:
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