Welcome to Kid Emergencies
The primary objective of this website is to provide a user friendly resource on children’s health emergencies and poisonings to everyday mothers and fathers. As a parent too I surely appreciate the need for knowledge concerning our children’s health. It is undoubtedly a very high priority for us all.
What is Smoking Cessation “Smoking Cessation” means, simply, “stopping smoking.” If you are reading this, congratulations – you have already taken the first really big step in helping your child (and yourself!) to a healthier life. This article is not about trying...
What is Asthma Exacerbation Asthma is also known as “reactive airway disease” because the larger breathing tubes in the lungs (the bronchi) react to things that make them squeeze down to a smaller diameter. They also become inflamed, which makes them produce more mucous,...
What is a Fracture Fractures are broken bones. Anyone who has had a fracture knows how very painful they are. Fractures in children who are still growing need special attention to be sure the bone heals normally and continues to grow properly....
Diarrhea means having too many loose or watery bowel movements. Diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or ingredients in various foods. Viruses cause most diarrhea, but bacteria cause some of the more dangerous kinds of diarrhea. Diarrhea can also be...
Vomiting is a very common condition in babies and children. Vomiting happens when the stomach pushes food and liquid backwards, up the esophagus, or food tube. People vomit for many different reasons. Infections are a very common cause of vomiting in...
Head injury is a common reason why children are brought to an ER. According to the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery
What is a Kidney infection Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is a urinary tract infection that involves the upper urinary tract or the kidney. Kidney infections are caused by bacteria. Infections of the upper urinary tract or kidney are distinguished from a...
Seizures are repetitive discharges in the brain. Most of the time seizures result in involuntary jerking of the arms or legs or other movements referred to as “motor” activity.
What is Anemia Anemia refers to the state of low red blood cell count. The anemic person retains a normal total blood volume, unless the anemia is from acute blood loss. Anemia is not a diagnosis; thus, if your child is anemic, her...
Question of the Day Subject: Fever Q: Two questions about fever: What is considered a temperature? What should I do at home to control the fever? A: Our normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees Celsius. The technical definition of fever is...
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