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  • Dehydration

    Dehydration

    What is dehydration? Dehydration means not enough fluid is in the body. Younger infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate,...

     
  • Crying Infants and Colic

    Crying Infants and Colic

    One of the most stressful experiences for new parents (or seasoned parents for that matter) is dealing with a crying baby. It is normal for babies to cry some (up to 2 – 3 hours per day).  They cry for...

     
  • Croup

    Croup

    What is croup? Croup is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) that may extend to the windpipe (trachea). Several different viral infections, most commonly the parainfluenza virus, can cause croup. When a child has croup, the airway just below...

     
  • Colds

    Colds

    Colds are probably the most common type of infection in children. The average child has 6 – 8 colds each year, and children in daycare can have even more.  With each cold lasting 1 – 2 weeks it may seem...

     
  • Belly (Abdominal) pain

    Belly (Abdominal) pain

    All children suffer abdominal pain at one time or another. Most of the time there is not a serious cause; However, a few serious illnesses do exist for which abdominal pain is a prominent feature, including intussusception, appendicitis, ovarian torsion, incarcerated hernia,...

     
  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs

    Bedbugs, that pest from the old bedtime rhyme (Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite), are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments and hotels. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), their member...

     
  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis

    The appendix is a fingerlike projection from the base of the large intestine. Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Abdominal pain, which usually starts around the belly button and then localizes to the right lower abdomen, is the hallmark of...

     
  • Ant bites

    Ant bites

    Since arriving in the United States in the early 1900s in Alabama, the imported fire ant has spread throughout the Southeast from Texas to North Carolina and accounts for more than 90% of ants in the southern states. The imported...

     
  • Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Allergy and Asthma Asthma Hay fever      Belly problems and dehydration Belly (abdominal) pain Appendicitis Dehydration Diarrhea Vomiting Bites & Stings Ant bites Dog bites Rabies Snakebites  Spider bites Stinging insects Ticks Bones, Bruises & Cuts Fractures Head injury Limp Nursemaid’s...

     
  • Asthma

    Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic or longstanding condition of the airways. The condition is also known as reactive airway disease because of the way the airways “react” in an adverse manner to certain triggers. The diagnosis is usually reserved for children over the age...