Pediatric

In recent years, the number of children with allergies to food, pollens, latex and other allergens has grown dramatically. There has also been a surge in the number of children with asthma, and other allergic conditions, such as the skin disorders contact dermatitis and eczema. Childhood asthma is among the most serious and widespread health risks afflicting children today.

Skin Rashes in Children

Skin Rashes in Children – Causes, Diagnosis, treatment

Also called: Pediatric Erythema, Pediatric Dermatitis, Pediatric Skin Lesions, Pediatric Rubor Summary A skin rash is an area of inflammation, or a change in the texture or color of the skin (e.g., redness, itching, raised bumps). The condition can result from a range of sources, including irritation, disease or a reaction (allergic or non–allergic) to …

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Insect Stings in Children

Insect Stings in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Insect stings are a serious health threat for some children who have allergies to insect venom. Venom released in the stings of bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and fire ants can trigger a rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock in some children. More often, children may suffer a milder reaction such as …

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Food Allergies Children

Food Allergies in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Pediatric Food Allergies Summary A food allergy involves a person’s immune system reacting to a specific kind of food or food component in such a way that potentially deadly allergy symptoms are triggered. Food allergies are more common in children than they are in adults, with about 6 to 8 percent of young …

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Breastfeeding Allergies Asthma

Breastfeeding, Allergies & Asthma

Summary The role breastfeeding plays in preventing allergies and asthma in children is unclear. Studies undertaken since the 1980s have provided conflicting information about whether breastfeeding is more likely or less likely to protect infants from developing these conditions. For instance, a Swedish study found that exclusive breastfeeding during the first four months of life …

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Asthma Children

Asthma in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Chronic Asthma & Children, Pediatric Asthma Summary Childhood asthma is among the most serious and widespread health risks afflicting children today. It is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness among children. Asthma symptoms include …

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