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whooping cough

Whooping cough is an acute illness caused by a bacterial infection. It occurs most often in preschool children and is characterized by the symptoms of the common cold, which lead to a severe, spasmodic cough. The bacteria irritates the airways, which become swollen making breathing difficult. There will be a build-up of mucus that is  [ Czytaj dalej ]

mumps

Mumps are caused by a viral infection that attacks the saliva and parotid glands. The incubation period is fourteen to twenty-one days, and the illness lasts about a week. Symptoms include fever, headache, and pains in the neck area. Swelling occurs on the sides of the face, and there will be pain on swallowing. Any  [ Czytaj dalej ]

measles

Measles is a viral illness that can be very serious, particularly in children (and adults) with reduced immune activity. It is characterized by white spots on the lining of the cheeks, and a very high fever as the rash comes out. The rash itself is brownish red, and the spots may join together. There may  [ Czytaj dalej ]

german measles

Rubella is a viral infection characterized by symptoms that mimic a cold, and go on to include loss of appetite, sore throat, mild fever, and swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck. There is an accompanying rash, made up of pale pink dots that usually cause only mild discomfort. Incubation period is fourteen to  [ Czytaj dalej ]

chickenpox

Chickenpox is a contagious, common viral infection characterized by fluid-filled blisters that appear first on the trunk and then spread to the rest of the body. There is headache, fever, and fatigue. As the spots progress, they become very itchy and then dry up and form a scab. The incubation period is ten to fourteen  [ Czytaj dalej ]

childhood illnesses

This section covers the most common childhood illnesses. Natural remedies can help to relieve many symptoms and to support the immune system.

glue ear

Glue ear is a chronic condition affecting a large number of children. It is characterized by a thick, often smelly mucus that builds up in the middle ear, impairing hear­ing and causing the eardrum to perforate to allow the mucus to be discharged. Glue ear is common in children who have frequent colds or other  [ Czytaj dalej ]

earache and infections

The most common ear infections in children are middle ear infections. These are usually caused by the transmission of infection from the nose or throat by the Eustachian tube. Because this tube is short and small in babies and young children, it is easily blocked, and so infection does not have far to travel to  [ Czytaj dalej ]

croup

Croup occurs when the larynx (voice box) become inflamed and swollen. It can be the result of a bacterial or viral infection, or even simply a cold. Because the larynx mt Mi and blocks the passage of air. breathing can be very dttrBcuk. which can panic a child (and the parents).The cough is a loud  [ Czytaj dalej ]

coughs

There are many types of coughs, some of which accompany a cold. Others are caused by chemicals, infections such as ear and tonsil infections, excess catarrh, inflammation of the airways, and many other things. Herbalism There are many herbs that encourage the body to fight off infections, and they can be taken daily, for as  [ Czytaj dalej ]