Anal Fissure

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a shallow tear or crack in the skin at the opening of the anus. More than 90% of children with blood in their stools have an anal fissure. Trauma to the anal canal during constipati(Continue Reading...)

Bronchiolitis (RSV)

Bronchiolitis (RSV)

The wheezing is caused by a narrowing of the smallest airways in the lung (bronchioles). This narrowing results from inflammation (swelling) caused by any of a number of viruses, usually the respirato(Continue Reading...)

Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox

Multiple small, red bumps that progress to thin- walled water blisters; then cloudy blisters or open sores, which are usually less than 1⁄4 inch across; and finally dry, brown crusts (all within 24 ho(Continue Reading...)

Colds

Colds

A cold or URI is a viral infection of the nose and throat. The cold viruses are spread from one person to another by hand contact, coughing, and sneezing; not by cold air or drafts. Since there are up(Continue Reading...)

Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is often due to a diet that does not include enough fiber. Drinking or eating too many milk products can cause constipation. It's also caused by repeatedly waiting too long to go to the b(Continue Reading...)

Cough (Viral Bronchitis)

Cough (Viral Bronchitis)

Most coughs are due to a viral infection of the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (larger air passages). These infections are called tracheitis and bronchitis, respectively. Most children get this infect(Continue Reading...)

Croup

Croup

Croup is a viral infection of the vocal cords, voice box (larynx), and windpipe (trachea). It is usually part of a cold. The hoarseness is due to swelling of the vocal cords.(Continue Reading...)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the sudden increase in the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Mild diarrhea is the passage of a few loose or mushy stools. Moderate diarrhea gives many watery stools. The best ind(Continue Reading...)

Eye Infection With Pus

Eye Infection With Pus

Eye infections with pus are caused by various bacteria and can be a complication of a cold. Red eyes without a yellow discharge, however, are more common and are due to a virus.(Continue Reading...)

Eye Infection Without Pus

Eye Infection Without Pus

Red eyes are usually caused by a viral infection, and they commonly accompany colds. If a bacterial super-infection occurs, the discharge becomes yellow and the eyelids are commonly matted together af(Continue Reading...)

Head Trauma

Head Trauma

Every child sooner or later strikes his head. Falls are especially common when your child is learning to walk. Most bruises occur on the forehead. Sometimes black eyes appear 3 days later because the (Continue Reading...)

Influenza

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection of the nose, throat, trachea, and bronchi that occurs in epidemics every 3 or 4 years (e.g., Asian influenza). The main symptoms are a stuffy nose, sore throat, an(Continue Reading...)

Pierced Ear Infection

Pierced Ear Infection

The most common causes of infection are inserting unsterile posts or frequently touching the earlobes with dirty hands. Another frequent cause is earrings that are too tight either because the post is(Continue Reading...)

Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Most sore throats are caused by viruses and are part of a cold. About 10% of sore throats are due to the strep bacteria. A throat culture or rapid strep test is the only way to distinguish strep phary(Continue Reading...)

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer's ear is an infection of the skin lining the ear canal. The cause is prolonged contact with water (any type of water). When water gets trapped in the ear canal the lining becomes damp, swollen(Continue Reading...)

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Vomiting

Vomiting is the forceful ejection of a large portion of the stomach's contents through the mouth. The mechanism is strong stomach contractions against a closed stomach outlet. By contrast, regurgitati(Continue Reading...)