Items Tagged ‘health tips for parents’

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


How to discuss difficult news with your child

October 27, 2017

How to discuss difficult news with your child

By uclahealth uclahealth

When children are exposed to news of violent and tragic events, such as natural disasters or mass shootings, they may start to worry that something similar could happen to them or their loved ones. By openly discussing these events and outlining the family’s emergency preparedness plan, parents can alleviate their child’s concerns and model healthy […]

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Tags: health tips, health tips for parents, meaningful ways to cope, parent modeling, sharing difficult news with children, tragic news, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


How to recognize and treat atopic dermatitis

July 31, 2017

How to recognize and treat atopic dermatitis

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD), also referred to as allergic eczema, is a chronic skin disease marked by dry, sensitive skin that easily becomes red, scaly and severely itchy Atopic dermatitis affects 20 to 30 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S., with most children exhibiting symptoms by age 5. “In infants, a rash will […]

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Tags: abnormal skin barrier, allergens, allergic eczema, chronic skin disease, corticosteroids, Dr. Ronald Cotliar, eczema, extreme temperatures, genetics, health tips for parents, immune system problems, Pediatric atopic dermatitis


Understanding pediatric speech disorders

April 28, 2017

Understanding pediatric speech disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

Speech and sound disorders – difficulties in articulation, language, voice or fluency – affect 8 to 9 percent of children in the U.S.; however, a variety of therapies can help children strengthen their speech/language skills. Speech development Children typically start producing sounds (babbling) at around six months of age, and between 10 and 15 months, […]

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Tags: children's health, fluency, health tips for parents, House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA, language, speech articulation, speech disorders, speech impairment, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, voice


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

February 27, 2017

How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

By uclahealth uclahealth

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Between 1 and 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to peanuts — and that number has doubled in Western nations over the past decade. Prevention Peanut allergy, a severe and potentially fatal immune response to certain peanut proteins, develops […]

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Tags: Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, health tips, health tips for parents, infant allergy, peanut allergy


How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

December 21, 2016

How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 60 percent of people experience at least one nosebleed at some point in their lives. Most cases occur in children 2 to 10 years old. Source of nosebleeds Most children report that they can sense the onset of a nosebleed before it occurs. Ninety percent of nosebleeds in children start from “Kiesselbach’s plexus,” […]

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Tags: children's health, Dr. Alisha West, head and neck surgery, health tips, health tips for parents, intranasal steroids, nasal dryness, nasal irritation, nose, nosebleeds, Pediatric Airway Center at UCLA, pediatrics


What do I need to know about the flu?

October 28, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be hospitalized from influenza (flu) complications than those in other age groups. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to protect your child and family from the flu. Seasonal Influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young […]

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Tags: bacterial infections, children's health, congestion, cough, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fever, flu, flu vaccination, health tips, health tips for parents, hoarseness, illness


What to know when your child has a fever

September 30, 2016

What to know when your child has a fever

By uclahealth uclahealth

Several factors can affect a child’s normal body temperature (98.6°F), including time of day, age and activity level. While slight variations can be normal, any body temperature above 100.3° F is considered a fever. Understanding fevers As a parent, you may feel distressed when your child has an abnormally high body temperature. In most cases, […]

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