You might think that your child is always sick. That’s because young children are exposed to many new germs (viruses or bacteria) and haven’t yet built up enough protection against them. Most young children will have 8 to 10 colds a year. A common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (your baby's nose and throat). Babies are particularly at risk of caching the common cold since they are often around other older children who may be sick.


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Allergic Rhinitis


Known to most people as hay fever, allergic rhinitis is a very common medical problem affecting more than 15 % of adults and children. It may interfere with day-to-day activities or lessen the quality of life. Although hay fever can begin at any age, you're most likely to develop it during childhood or early adulthood and if your parents have allergies, you are likely to have allergies too. The term hay fever is somewhat misleading because symptoms do not occur only in the summe...

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Keep the “Bugs” Away When It’s Back to School

The carefree days of summer seem like a distant memory. With another school year approaching, September signals a time of schedules and structure, filled with new classes, new teachers and new friends on the horizon. Only there’s another unwelcome group itching to make your children’s acquaintance: a whole host of new germs and bacteria.

While keeping the cold and flu bugs at bay may be your new school-year motto, it only takes one child with a respiratory infection sneezing on friends o...

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