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Warts in Kids

Nearly fifty percent of children acquire warts at some time or the other. Warts, in the real sense, are benign tumors that develop when keratinocytes, a kind of skin cell, are infected by the wart virus. There are many types of warts, the most common being rough bumps that appear on fingers and hands. Others …

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Stomach Flu in Children

Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a kind of infection in the digestive system, especially the stomach and intestines. Causes for this condition are parasites, bacteria, or virus infections spread through contaminated food and fluids. It can also be caused by certain toxins present in some plants & seafood, usage of powerful laxatives in order to …

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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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