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 [...]
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 [...]
‘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 [...]
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 is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness [...]
By uclahealth • February 25, 2016
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