Category: Childrens Health 2

Yeast infection is common in children. It is a type of fungal infection. Mostly yeast like fungus called candida albicans is responsible for such types of infection. The Candida yeast flourishes in certain areas of the body, especially those areas …

Head lice are very common in children between the ages of 3 and 12. Lice are not really dangerous, though they can be very annoying. They can also be a major source of embarrassment, for children as well as their …

Children are always active and full of vigor and strength. If you find your child to be listless and inactive, there is certainly a cause of concern. Lethargy in children is not normal. Before discussing further let us know what …

Violent shaking of a child can cause damage to his brain, the condition is called shaken baby syndrome. It occurs because the brain may bounce against the skull vault. Rise in intracranial pressure, internal bleeding due to damage to the …

Most infants are known to expel some amount of gastric content in the form of vomit occasionally. But they remain healthy otherwise. Even if parents find infant vomiting to be inconvenient, they usually bear it as they are aware it …

Kawasaki disease is a rare acute febrile disease affecting infants and young children. It is also called Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, perhaps due to involvement of mucus membrane, skin and lymph nodes. Development of inflammatory changes in the coronary blood …

Respiratory illness is considered to be one of the most common childhood ailments. Be it a minor respiratory ailment or something major, cough remains its prime symptom. In fact, it’s the annoying cough that makes the parents aware of their …

As the name suggests, bow legs is a condition where the shape of the legs appear like a bow. Usually, bow leg is normal in child under the age of 18 months. As the child grows older the abnormality improves …

Malocclusion and misalignment of teeth are common dental problem. In a normal human being, when the upper jaw and lower jaw comes in contact with one another, the teeth on the upper jaw are always placed slightly on the outer …

Many parents as well as relatives are obsessed about the changes observed in their infants stool. For this reason they should be familiar with the characteristic of the normal stool in infants and toddlers, as well as of various abnormal …

Gallbladder is a pear shaped hollow sac which lies below the liver. It is an important organ in the body and stores bile juice. Gallbladder releases bile juice in the intestine for digestion of fatty food that we eat. Obstruction …

Fever convulsions are defined as a convulsion occurring in association with fever and in absence of infection in the brain and spinal cord. Fever convulsion is also known as febrile seizure. Febrile convulsions occur between 3 months and 6 years …

Dwarfism is a broad term applied to persons who have unusually short stature. To be precise technically, the adult height in dwarfism ranges from 2.5 feet to 4.5 feet. Dwarfism is not a disease; it is one of the symptoms …

A seizure occurs when the brain functions abnormally, or there is abnormal electrical discharge in the brain which causes hindrance in the communication system of brain, this result into change in movement, uncontrolled muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.

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Cough is natural response by the body to keep the throat and airway clear of mucus and other respiratory secretions. Respiratory diseases are common during early infancy and childhood. This is because kids and toddlers have low immune level; rather …

Bronchitis is the swelling and reddening of the mucous membranes of the passage where air flows from the trachea into the lungs. Bronchitis in infants is attributed to the infection of the upper respiratory system. Infants are easily susceptible to …

Pollakiuria in children is not a disease in itself, but a condition where the child passes urine very frequently during daytime. In pollakiuria the child may pass urine end number of times in an hour, but on an average he …

Stiffness in the neck in children can be associated with a wide range of conditions. Neck stiffness is attributed to the muscle spasms or muscular stiffness in the muscles of the neck which can be associated with sinusitis or with …

The temperature in the body is controlled by a thermostat located in the hypothalamus that regulates the body temperature in the range of 98 to100 degree Fahrenheit. However there are certain factors that may result in alteration of the thermoregulation …

Anxiety in children is fairly common and is expected during very specific time during their development. Often some of the anxiety in children is normal, especially first day of going to school or first stage show. However excessive anxiety may …