Illness and Medical Conditions

Acne


Acne can be an awful infliction for teenagers. Aside from the general spots and pimples it can lead to low self-esteem and a loss of confidence. This articles offers help for coping with the problem.

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Acne

Advice for Stopping Nosebleeds


What to do if your child has a nosebleed. Includes advice on how to tell if the nosebleed is likely to serious and what to do if your child suffers from frequent nosebleeds.

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Advice for Stopping Nosebleeds

Asthma


Asthma is a very common problem for children in the U.K. It is estimated that 1 in 8 children suffer from the condition. This article explains what to look out for and possible triggers to watch out for and avoid.

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Asthma

Autism


Autism is a condition relating to social skills. In the majority of cases signs and symptoms appear in the first three years. This page discusses symptoms and suggests where you can get help.

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Autism

Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)


Bed-wetting is extremely common. In this article we discuss possible causes and how to deal with the issue.

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Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)

Chickenpox Symptoms and Suggested Action


The majority of children suffer from an outbreak of chickenpox at an early age. It is a contagious condition. Here are a list of symptoms to look out for and actions to take to help manage your child's care and recovery.

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Chickenpox Symptoms and Suggested Action

Choking


Would you have the life saving skills to deal with the following emergency situation if your child was choking? Find out what you need to do here.

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Choking

Colds


There is no cure for the common cold, but there are a few actions you can take to try and ensure your child does not catch one in the first place. Her are some tips for avoiding colds and not spreading the germs once a cold has developed.

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Colds

Colic


Colic is very common with 20 percent of babies suffering from it. It is a very difficult time for parents and their families to cope. Here are some ideas on how to comfort your baby and how to manage during this time.

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Colic

Conjunctivitis


Conjunctivitis is a condition that effects the eye. It usually disappears quickly after treatment and there should be no lasting effects. It is very contagious and easily passed from child to child.

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Conjunctivitis

Constipation


Constipation is usually a short lived problem that affects most children at one time or another. If your child suffers from constipation on a more regular basis then check out this article for some tips on how it may be avoided.

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Constipation

Cot Death


If there is one thing new parents fear as much as anything it is cot death. Although the exact causes remain a mystery there are a few tips that can help.

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Cot Death

Cradle cap


Cradle cap is a fairly common problem for young babies. This article will help to identify the symptoms and gives advice on treatment.

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Cradle cap

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)


Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) is an illness that causes regular vomiting. The vomiting can occur up to twelve times an hour in extreme cases and can require hospital treatment. It is especially prevalent in children. Read this article to discover more about symptoms and treatment.

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Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

Cystic Fibrosis


Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease, affecting over 7,500 people in the UK. This article provides you with advice and details of where you can get further information and help if you are concerned that your child may be suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis - Newborn Screening


From October 2007 blood spot screening for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is now available to all newborn babies as part of the heel prick test.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Newborn Screening

Egg Allergy


Egg allergies tend to strike in the first 12 months of a child's life. For most children the allergy tends to wane and clear completely once a child is five or six. This article explains what symptoms to look out for and actions to take.

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Egg Allergy

Glue Ear


Glue Ear mainly affects children under the age of 12 months. This article will help you to diagnose the condition and gives advice on what to do.

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Glue Ear

Head Lice


Head lice appear to be a problem that just will not go away. Here are some tips to help your children avoid head lice and how to get rid of them if they do get them.

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Head Lice

Life Saving Skills


Would you know what to do if your child was hurt in the home? If they fell and hit their head or choked on their food? Read this article for tips that could save your child's life.

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Life Saving Skills

Measles


It is rare for children to contract Measles due to extensive vaccination. It is a contagious condition. Here are a list of symptoms to look out for and actions to take to help manage your child's care and recovery.

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Measles

Meningitis Symptoms


Meningitis is a fast acting and dangerous condition. If you think your children may have it then they need to be treated as soon as possible. This article suggests the signs to look out for. We recommend every parent is aware of the symptoms.

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Meningitis Symptoms

Migraines


Migraines can affect children just as badly as adults. Although there is no silver bullet for migraines it is possible to reduce the number and severity of attacks. This article looks at how you can help to manage your child's migraines.

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Migraines

Nut Allergies


Nut and peanut allergies in young children is on the increase. Here we list some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do if it happens.

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Nut Allergies

Sunburn - Prevention and Treatment


It is vitally important we prevent our children from becomming sunburnt. Here are some tips on how to keep them protected from the sun and how to treat mild sunburn.

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Sunburn - Prevention and Treatment

Sunburn Protection


Its fun for your children to play out in the sun, but when they do their delicate skin can be damaged by the sun. This could ultimately lead to skin cancers as they grow up. This article provides tips on how to protect your children from the sun.

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Sunburn Protection

Teenage Cancer Trust


The number of teenagers contracting cancer is increasing. This article looks at the figures and also the work done by the Teenage Cancer Trust. The TCT is working to build a number of specialist teenager cancer units in hospitals around the U.K.

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Teenage Cancer Trust

Threadworms


Threadworms are common in young children and can spread quickly to family members and friends. This article explains the symptoms and tips on preventing infection.

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Threadworms

Type 1 Diabetes


Being able to identify the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes could save the life of your child. This article describes the symptoms to look out for.

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Type 1 Diabetes

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