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Baby and Child Health

Child diseases and conditions


Child diseases and conditions


Diarrhoea (Diarrhea)
Diarrhoea means an increased frequency of stools, which may be watery or may contain blood or mucus read full article »

Bowel Movements
Small babies passes, a sticky, dark green stool called meconium soon after birth. This will continue.. read full article »

Boil
The infection of the skin, containing pus and showing on the surface as a red, tender swelling is c.. read full article »

Black Eye
While playing, the child may be hit on the eye, and the skin around it may become blue-black because.. read full article »

Birth Marks
Every child will have a mole in the body and some children may have more in number read full article »

Astigmatism
The defect of the eye, either the curved surface of the lens or the cornea, which is the transparent.. read full article »

Asthma
Allergy of bronchial passages causes asthma, which results in difficult breathings as well as wheezi.. read full article »

Artificial Respiration
At times, a child may stop breathing because of drowning, electric shock, gas inhalation or smotheri.. read full article »

Appendicitis
The inflammation of appendix is called as appendicitis. The appendix is a small, finger-like append.. read full article »

Animal Bites
Even a most docile pet dog may snap and bite if teased, hurt or disturbed while eating. read full article »

Bronchitis
Bronchitis simply means that the cold has spread to the air passage read full article »

Bruise and Burns
A bruise is a blue patch that may form anywhere in the skin after a fall or a blow read full article »

Chaffing
Chaffing is caused mainly from irritation of the skin read full article »

Deafness
We can say that a child is deaf. If he does not speak or say some monosyllables by one-and-half year.. read full article »

Croup
The common word for the infection of the air passage or larynx is called as croup read full article »

Cretinism
Cretinism is mainly due to the non-existence of the thyroid gland in the body, which is located in t.. read full article »

Convulsions
The cause of convulsion can be many, particularly in young children. The most common cause is high f.. read full article »

Convalescence
Convalescence is nothing but the period of rest and recuperation that follows an illness. The lengt.. read full article »

Constipation
Constipation is due to inadequate food, inadequate fluid, or inadequate roughage read full article »

Congenital Anomalies
There are so many congenital anomalies with some may be minor, others severe and some even incompati.. read full article »

Choking
Most babies choke sometime. They may choke on food or milk or water, or it may be due to a baby putt.. read full article »

Chickenpox
Chicken pox begins with slight headache with fever. Then spots appear on the chest or back which soo.. read full article »

Anemia
If the haemoglobin content in the blood is low, the condition is called as Anemia read full article »

Allergy
Some children are sensitive to some substances which can be harmful. read full article »

Air Bubble
This is called as Burping. Along with the milk, the babies swallow air also. This may vary from one .. read full article »

Fever in Infancy and Childhood
Fever is defined as the elevation of body temperature above normal read full article »

Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus consists of hyperglycemia which is caused by insulin deficiency, impairment of ins.. read full article »

Chronic Nonspecific Diarrhea
When diarrhea persists for longer than 3 weeks, it is said to be chronic condition. read full article »

Chest Pain in Children
Young children are more likely to have a cardiorespiratory cause of their pain, such as cough, asthm.. read full article »

Cervical Adenopathy
Cervical lymph gland enlargement commonly occurs in children. read full article »

Bronchitis
Bronchitis simply means that the cold has spread to the air passage read full article »

Bacterial Meningitis
Bacterial meningitis is a rare disease and it affects children of age younger than 2 years. read full article »

Acute Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is usually caused by infection or a.. read full article »

Acute Abdominal Pain
The abdominal pain evaluation in children is problematic because the pain is often difficult to loca.. read full article »

Gastroenteritis
Acute gastroenteritis consists of diarrheal disease of rapid onset, often with nausea, vomiting, fev.. read full article »

Heart Murmurs
At some point in time, ninety percent of children will have an audible heart murmur read full article »

Herpes Simplex Virus Infections
HSV is a member of the herpes virus family, which includes varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr viru.. read full article »

Adenoids
Adenoids are nothing but small pads of tissue at the back of he nose read full article »

Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is one of a common ailment in childhood and the child who at some time or the other d.. read full article »

Urinary Tract Infection
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Tuberculosis
Normally, the inhalation of organisms into the lung initiates tuberculosis. During an incubation per.. read full article »

Seizures and Epilepsy
The term seizure designates a clinical event that represents dysfunction of the central nervous syst.. read full article »

Pharyngitis
In pharyngitis, only 5 to 10 percent of sore throats are caused by bacteria, with group A beta-hemol.. read full article »

Persistent Vomiting
The forceful expulsion of gastric contents through the mouth is defined as vomiting. Vomiting can be.. read full article »

Otitis Media
Otitis media is the most commonly diagnosed illness in childhood. This infection occurs in half of a.. read full article »

Kawasaki Syndrome
Kawasaki syndrome (KS) is an acute, febrile, self-limited, infectious, multisystem vasculitis, which.. read full article »

Child Choking
Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of .. read full article »

Diphtheria
This is one of the highly contagious disease, which mainly effects the throat read full article »

Whooping Cough
This is also called as Pertussis. A newborn., baby has no immunity to this disease at all, and so he.. read full article »

Squint
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Sprain
A sprain is an injury resulting from the twisting of a joint read full article »

Rickets
Rickets is a disease of the bones and is due to the deficiency of Vitamin D read full article »

Rheumatic fever
Rheumatic fever is an exceedingly variable disease and affects the joints, the heart and other parts.. read full article »

Rabies
Rabies is caused by a virus which is present in the saliva of affected animals, mainly the dog read full article »

Prickly heat and Pulse
During hot weather, prickly heat is common. Baby read full article »

Poliomyelitis
Poliomyelitis is a contagious disease caused by a virus, which enters the body with food and contami.. read full article »

Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an acute inflammation of the lung read full article »

Obesity or Overweight
Mothers are very keen to have a plumper baby, and tend to over-feed the baby read full article »

Sty
A sty is an inflammation of the eyelid caused by infection or blocking of one of the oil glands or e.. read full article »

Sweating
Sweating is due to the presence of sweat glands in the skin, and is a good way of losing heat read full article »

Table of Communicable Diseases
The following table can explain about the variuos communicable diseases read full article »

Vomiting
Vomiting may occur if a baby suddenly brings up wind or drinks milk rather fast, or from a big hole .. read full article »

Viral Fevers
Viral fevers lasting 2 days to even 1 week are quite common in childhood read full article »

Undescended Testicles
Testicles develop in the abdomen, and gradually migrate to the scrotum at or soon after birth read full article »

Unconsciousness
Unconsciousness may be due to injury, illness, shock, or may follow a convulsion read full article »

Typhoid
Typhoid is a common fever, particularly in summer, resulting from unhygienic sanitary conditions, an.. read full article »

Tonsils
Tonsils are pads of lymphoid tissue in the throat, on each side, and when the child opens his mouth .. read full article »

Toilet Training
You might have seen that often, the grandmother picks up a 1-week-old baby, holds him over a pot and.. read full article »

Vomiting
Vomiting may occur if a baby suddenly brings up wind or drinks milk rather fast, or from a big hole .. read full article »

Tetanus
Tetanus is a very serious disease, and can occur at any age read full article »

Nose Bleeding and Picking
This is very common among children and is usually not serious read full article »

Mumps
Mumps is a communicable virus disease, that usually attacks one or both parotid glands located near .. read full article »

Motion Sickness
Motion sickness is due to abnormal or irregular movements which disturb the organs of balance locate.. read full article »

Hernia
When the baby cries, you may notice a small swelling in one or both groins, and sometimes the scrotu.. read full article »

Hepatitis
Now this jaundice is a quite common disease and is mainly acquired by drinking, eating anything cont.. read full article »

Heat stroke
A sudden rise of body temperature to 106 read full article »

Heat Exhaustion
During the hot summer months a child may develop heat exhaustion if he plays about in the sun for a .. read full article »

Heart Disease
There are two groups of Heart disorders are congenital and acquired read full article »

Headache
Headache can be a symptom for many diseases read full article »

Fainting
A child may suddenly feel dizzy and seem to black out for a moment. This kind of feeling is usually .. read full article »

Eye Care
Children should read in adequate light to avoid unnecessary strain read full article »

Electric Shock
Electric shock results from touching an exposed electric wire or from defective plugs and electric g.. read full article »

Hiccups and Hoarseness
A baby hiccups very frequently, and there is nothing to worry about that read full article »

Hookworms
Hookworms are small, thread-like worms, and very difficult to see with the naked eye read full article »

Indigestion
This is a common problem and may result from eating very fatty or spicy food, raw food or too much f.. read full article »

Mongolism
Mongolism, also called as Down read full article »

Meningitis
The inflammation of the membranes or meninges covering the brain and spinal cord is called as the me.. read full article »

Measles
During childhood, this is a common infection and can be prevented with an injection of the measles v.. read full article »

Malaria
There was no malaria in most parts of India for more than 15 years read full article »

Leukemia
The cancer of the blood is called as the Leukemia read full article »

Jaundice
Jaundice occurs normally between the second and the fifth day of the new born and is considered as n.. read full article »

Insect Bites
The stings of bees, wasps and hornets are one of the hazards of summer read full article »

Influenza
Influenza is also commonly called flu read full article »

Infections Protection
It is important to protect the baby against all diseases read full article »

Earache
Earache is due to infection of the ear, and may follow a cold and a sore throat. read full article »

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