Harlequin Ichthyosis

There are not many diseases or conditions that look more bizarre than Harlequin Ichthyosis.  The Harlequin type of ichthyosis is a severe but very rare genetic skin disorder that gives the affected child exceptionally thick skin that looks ...

Side Effects of Flu Shot

The Flu shot vaccine can be considered as an inactivated vaccine which means that it has the influenza virus which has been killed. The shot contain dead influenza virus is injected into the muscles of the body so as to stimulate a response ...

Molluscum contagiosum

What is Molluscum contagiosum ? Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disorder that is caused by viral infections and generally tends to affect infants and children. It results in the occurrence of painless papules or bumps which often vanish ...

Chicken Pox – Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Pictures

Chickenpox is a common illness that manifests in the form of itchy rash and red blisters or spots on the skin.   Mild chickenpox is visible in healthy children and adults but people who have weakened immune systems like pregnant women, newborns,  ...

ADD Symptoms in Children

ADD is an abbreviated form of Attention Deficit Disorder. In the current medical world, ADD is now known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. ADD is a behavioral disorder that is chronic in nature and is characterized by inattentiveness, ...

Selective Mutism – Symptoms, Treatment, Causes

Selective mutism is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by the inability of individuals, mostly children, to speak in certain situations or with certain people. Such individuals are normally capable of speech. Selective mutism ...

Progeria Pictures, Facts, Symptoms, Treatment

What is Progeria? Progeria is a genetic disorder that is progressive in nature and is characterized by rapid aging of children that usually begins in the first two years of their lives. Progeria is also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Children ...

Symptoms of meningitis in children

The spinal cord and the brain are surrounded by fluid and membranes. Theses membranes are called meninges. When there is inflammation or swelling of the meninges in children due to viral or bacterial infection, it results in meningitis in children Meningitis ...

Nosebleeds in children

The inner lining of the nose has thin, delicate and tiny veins which can be easily injured or damaged. When any of these veins gets ruptured, either due to picking of the nose, getting knocked down, blowing the nose a tad too hard or having ...

Stuttering in children

Stuttering in children or stammering is a common speech disorder in children. When a child stutters, he/she may prolong or repeat a word, a phrase or a syllable, he/she may suddenly stop in speech or conversation or he/she may make no sounds ...
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