Archive for the ‘Childhood Illnesses’ Category
Your child’s health is very fragile. Even if he already completed most of his vaccinations, there always comes a time that he would be vulnerable to various infectious illnesses. Most parents usually freak out when their child becomes infected with a contagious health condition thinking that it is something serious. However, with the right information, you don’t have to freak out and start giving your child the necessary medical attention that he needs.
One of the most contagious childhood illnesses is the Varicella or popularly known as the Chickenpox. This is one of the common communicable childhood illnesses which only happen once in a child’s life. Although there are some people who get their second chance with the chickenpox, the cases are very rate. There are no medications that can cure the blisters but topical creams would help to relieve your child from all the itchy sensation caused by the blisters.
Meningococcal disease or the meningitis is also one of the communicable childhood illnesses that can affect your child. Some of the signs of meningitis include loss of appetite, vomiting, blotchy skin due to rashes, and easy to fall in a deep sleep. Unlike chickenpox and other childhood illnesses, meningitis can be very fatal. It requires immediate medical attention and can affect kids of all ages including infants and toddlers.