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Conditions and illnesses

Heartburns are no fun. Here is what to do if your child suffers from it.

Conditions and illnesses

Chances are your child will catch a cold before spring arrives. Viruses in the air inspired our dossier on colds and cough, providing useful advice on how to fight colds and how to take care of your little sneezy one.

Conditions and illnesses

Develop a battle plan against the flu this year. Know what you will be up against, get the facts on prevention, learn tips for a quick recovery, and find out when it is appropriate to seek further medical attention.

Conditions and illnesses
Conditions and illnesses

Intensive treatment is rarely required

by Richard Haber, MD
 
An 18-month-old child wakes from her nap with a very hoarse cough and difficulty breathing. On examination, you note a runny nose and a slight fever of 38.8º C. The respiratory rate is 32 breaths/min and the skin colour is good. She makes a harsh sound on inspiration and her cry is slightly hoarse. Both parents have colds. You make the correct diagnosis of croup or laryngotracheobronchitis.
Conditions and illnesses

Resist the temptation to prescribe

Conditions and illnesses

Pertussis is a cyclic disease with epidemics occurring every few years. Because it can be very serious, it’s important to know when to seek medical care.

Conditions and illnesses
Conditions and illnesses