Common Signs of Common School Ailments
Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
There is a difference between upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Upper respiratory tract infections involve only the nose, sinuses, pharynx, or larynx.
Lower respiratory infections involve the trachea and the lungs, and may include:
- Abdominal (stomach) or back pain.
UTIs are diagnosed by testing your child's urine. A healthcare provider will usually prescribe antibiotics to knock out the infection before it spreads into the bladder or kidneys, which can be quite dangerous.
Final ThoughtsYour child is bound to pick up some of these childhood illnesses at least a few times during his or her life. Although it is always difficult to see your little one hurting, in many cases, you just have to let the virus or illness run its course.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of common childhood ailments can help you to be more prepared as a parent. In some cases, medical treatment may not even be necessary, and you can save yourself some time and money -- particularly if you have a basic understanding of what your child may have and how to treat it.