We understand there are more than 300 medical causes for headache. But in children, what are some of the key features to look for, i.e., location, severity?… Read More


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.… Read More


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 bathroom. If constipation begins during toilet training, usually the parent is applying too much psychological pressure.… Read More

Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection of the pharynx (throat) and tonsils caused by a bacterium called group A streptococcus. Strep throat accompanied by a rash is called scarlet fever. Strep throat must be treated with an antibiotic.… Read More


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.… Read More


Croup is a viral infection of the vocal cords. It is usually part of a cold. The hoarseness is due to swelling of the vocal cords. Stridor occurs, as the opening between the cords becomes narrower.… Read More

Hay Fever

Definition There is a clear nasal discharge with sneezing, sniffling, and nasal itching Symptoms occur during pollen season Similar symptoms occurred during the same month of the year Previous confirmation … Read More


Fever is a symptom, not a disease. In recent years, research has documented that many human host defense mechanisms are helped by fever, and that fever even enhances the action of antibiotics.… Read More


Thrush is caused by a yeast (Candida) that grows rapidly on the lining of the mouth in areas abraded by prolonged sucking (as when a baby sleeps with a bottle or pacifier). A large pacifier or nipple can also injure the lining of the mouth.… Read More


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 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).… Read More

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