Maladies et problèmes de santé

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

How to cope with an aching teen

Children and Anxiety
Some types of anxiety are normal in childhood, such as anxiety in the presence of a stranger; separation anxiety, which occurs between 18 months and 3 years of age; fear of monsters, which appears around 4 to 6 years; and phobias (irrational fears of objects or situations), which are common and disappear on their own.

Conditions and illnesses

One day you realize that the little boy who played with miniature cars is asking you if he can get a driver’s licence – or the little girl who played with dolls wants you to meet her boyfriend. It’s a fact that your child is becoming a teenager! Here is some helpful advice to help you get through this important, yet sometimes difficult stage of life.

Conditions and illnesses

Do you really need them?

Conditions and illnesses

Do you need a good reason to quit? Here are ten!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions and illnesses
The beginning of a new school year often coincides with the arrival of head lice in class rooms. There’s no need to panic if you know the facts.
Trauma
Having a child in the hospital with a burn injury can be a traumatic experience.
Conditions and illnesses

It was bound to happen some day. Your teen has his first New Year’s Eve party. Stressed? You probably forget that you have been through it yourself and picture your teen with a beer in his hand and imagine the worst-case scenario.

Conditions and illnesses
Most kids, at one time or another in their childhood or adolescence, will need to take prescription medication to help treat symptoms of a condition or illness. As a parent, you’re the one who has to make sure that—as the old song goes—“the medicine goes down.”
Conditions and illnesses

Early intervention can prevent serious illness

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