Common Childhood Illnesses

Overview

Children are more susceptible to sickness due to their underdeveloped immune systems and their high exposure to germs at schools and child care facilities. Most children may have 6 to 8 colds a year. Other common childhood illnesses include allergies, skin problems, eye conditions, neurological issues and gastrointestinal conditions. It’s important to understand which conditions affect certain age groups as well as the degree of severity.

To promote good health, parents should know the symptoms of common childhood illnesses and how to manage them before they progress to an advanced stage. Always consult a health care provider for specific advice on managing common childhood illnesses.

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