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Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

December 21, 2017

Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 30 percent of sore throats among children between the ages of 5 and 15 are due to group A Streptococcus (strep), a contagious bacterial infection that causes fever, sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen tonsils and painful swallowing. With appropriate treatment, however, most symptoms completely resolve within one week. Diagnosis and treatment […]

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Tags: A Streptococcus, antibiotics, fever, hand washing, health tips for parents, infectious diseases, painful swallowing, strep throat, swollen tonsils, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

September 15, 2016

Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five proven methods to avoid getting sick this […]

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Tags: colds, congestion, coughing, fatigue, fever, flu, germs, hand sanitizers, hand washing, sick, sickness, sore throat


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center