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Poison Ivy and Children

Summer camps and family hiking sessions can sometimes result in children getting itchy rashes. To be blamed are plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. All of them produce the same substance or oil, called urushiol, which causes rashes. Urushiol is colorless and even odorless and is present within the leaves. Poison …

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Pinworms in Children

Pinworms develop as a result of an unhygienic habit of not washing hands before having food. They are small worms that resemble small thread pieces and cause itching in the anus area. Pinworms infect humans only and reside in the intestines. Every school-going kid encounters this problem at one time or the other. They can …

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Frequent Headaches and Migraine in Children

Children who get frequent headaches and migraine attacks have chronic illnesses. Such children and their parents face problems to adjust with school and its rules. Extra preparations and steps should be taken to cope with such an illness. Pediatric specialists in migraine and headaches exist should be consulted for treatment and other precautionary & preventive …

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Food Allergies in Kids

Food allergies are a common problem in kids. Nearly two million children have food allergies in the United States. Some food allergies are life-threatening, even if the food is taken in very little quantity. Peanut tops the list of notorious foods which cause allergies. Following it are milk, especially cow’s milk, soy, eggs, wheat, seafood …

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Fever in Children

The normal temperature of the human body is 98.6°F. If the temperature is taken rectally, the thermometer will show a rise of 1°F, that is it will show 99.6°F. The normal body temperature can vary slightly among individuals. The doctors consider the rise in body temperature as fever if it crosses the mark of 99.4°F …

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