Author: John Furst

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Top 5 Best Emergency First Aid Books

A first aid book is a must-have for any family. Even if you’ve attended a first aid class, it’s impossible to remember everything. Therefore, having an up-to-date first aid book handy is vital.  When...

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Pneumonia in Children

This serious inflammation of lung tissue is caused by either a bacterial or a viral infection. Newborns sometimes acquire pneumonia from bacteria in the maternal genital tract. More frequently, however, viruses are to blame...

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What is Bronchiolitis?

An inflammation of the bronchioles—small, thin-walled airways leading from the bronchi (which run from the windpipe to the lungs) to the alveoli, the air sacs of the lungs—is known as bronchiolitis. The infection causes...

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A Complete Guide to Asthma in Children

Between five and ten percent of children in the United States suffer from asthma, a respiratory disorder that causes episodes of wheezing, coughing and breathlessness. In most cases, the symptoms are mild, but some...

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Eczema in Babies and Children

Dermatitis, or eczema, is a broad term used to describe dry, itchy inflammation of the skin occurring most commonly among children under the age of two. The two primary types of eczema are atopic...

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First Aid for Prickly Heat

Also known as heat rash and miliaria, prickly heat is a common problem among children who are still in diapers. Prickly heat is a skin irritation resulting from too much heat and moisture. It...

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease was first identified in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975. The disease is caused by a bacterium transmitted by the bite of infected ticks. Cases of Lyme disease have been...

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Common Causes of Rashes in Babies and Children

A rash typically manifests itself as red, inflamed and often itchy skin. There may be Rashescrusty scales, pimples, hives or wheals. It is important for a parent to distinguish between the different categories of...

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Epilepsy in Children

This is the most common neurological disorder affecting children, and may be characterized by sudden, recurrent episodes of uncontrolled motor activity and, in some cases, impaired consciousness (seizures). Any condition that triggers disruptive electrical...

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Seizures in Young Children and Babies

Disturbances in the brain’s electrical activity cause involuntary muscle spasms and jerky movements known as seizures or convulsions. Seizures are especially common in young children, often occurring during a high fever. Other common causes...

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Managing Food Poisoning in Children

Food poisoning, a type of gastroenteritis (digestive tract inflammation) caused by eating contaminated food, results in severe abdominal cramps, repeated vomiting, diarrhea and muscle weakness. These symptoms develop suddenly between three and 24 hours...

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First Aid for Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis medical emergency is caused by inflammation and swelling of the epiglottis, the flap of membrane-covered cartilage lying behind the tongue that keeps food and drink entering the windpipe. It is almost always caused...

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Meningitis in Children and Babies

Meningitis refers to the infection of the meninges, the layered membranes that support and protect the brain and spinal cord. It most commonly strikes infants and children between the ages of one month and five...