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Fever Blisters in Children

Fever blisters are small sores that are usually found on the outside of the mouth near the lips. They can also be found near the nostrils or on the chin or cheeks. Occasionally they can be found inside the mouth on the gums or the roof of the mouth. Fever …

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Treatments for Constipation in Children

As unpleasant as it may be, occasional constipation in children is all a part of life. Unfortunately for some however, constipation problems can turn out to be a far frequent problem for them. Therefore, depending on the circumstances, treatments for constipation in children may vary with age and severity. * …

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Great Remedies for Head Lice

When I say “head lice”, do you immediately start scratching? That is usually the first reaction to those two words. The second reaction is panic about getting rid them of them as quick as possible. The first time my children got head lice I was very surprised as I home …

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How to Prevent Overdosing in Children

Overdosing in children is far too common, accounting for many emergency room visits every year. There are steps that can be taken to help prevent this, including the following methods. Make sure that you know the exact weight and age of the child when making the determination of how much …

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Sports for Asthmatic Children

As a concerned parent, coach or caregiver of an asthmatic child, you have probably asked yourself and possibly others, if exercise is good for your child. You may not want to prevent your child from being physically active, but feel the wheezing, coughing and tightness in his or her chest …

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Causes of Jaundice

Jaundice is defined as a yellowing of the skin and the sclera of the eye. It can be precipitated due to several causes as will be discussed in the context of this article. The main culprit for the yellow coloration of the skin in jaundice is a pigment in the …

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