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Roseola

By JustMommies

Roseola is a common viral childhood illness that usually occurs in children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Roseola is contagious and usually runs its course within 5 days to 2 weeks. Signs and symptoms of roseola Roseola is marked by a high fever, 103°F or above. » Read more

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

By JustMommies

Pink eye caused by a bacterial infection usually involves a lot of drainage. You may notice this especially when your child wakes up and their eye(s) are very “goopy.” The discharge can also be green in color. In both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, the discomfort and infection can be in just one or both eyes. Sometimes just an allergen can cause pink eye. It can mimic that of bacteria and viral conjunctivitis-but removing the irritant should remedy the redness and discomfort. » Read more

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

By JustMommies

Times are changing when we’re talking about antibiotic use. The predicted ‘Super infection’ is no longer a prediction but a reality. Bacteria have been around for thousands of years. They’ve survived by mere strength and the process of mutation. The drugs used to kill bacteria are now becoming useless. Doctors are now beginning to think twice before they write a new prescription for an antibiotic. » Read more

Mononucleosis

By JustMommies

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Also referred to as “mono” or the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis most often strikes adolescents and young adults; adults usually have developed immunity to the virus. People with mononucleosis can feel tired and sick for weeks – but not everyone who is exposed to the virus will get mononucleosis. Once you’ve had mononucleosis, you’ll always carry the EBV virus, but you probably won’t get sick again. » Read more

Measles

By JustMommies

Measles is a respiratory infection caused by a highly contagious virus. It occurs most often in the late winter and spring. Also known as rubeola, measles has more or less been eradicated in the United States, where vaccination has been available since the 1960s. Outside of the US, there are still approximately 20,000,000 reported cases of measles every year, particularly in undeveloped countries.   » Read more

Swine Flu Symptoms

By JustMommies

President Obama’s administration released a statement about the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling there at this time. With 40 confirmed cases in the United States at this point, the Associated Press has released a “what you need to know” article about the swine flu: » Read more

Think Before You Dose: Cold Medicine and Children

By Rebecca Pillar

One of the scariest times of parenthood is having a sick child. This becomes even more difficult when your sick child is an infant unable to tell you what is wrong. We’ve all seen the cold medications available at the store. It’s even quite possible that we own and use some of these medications when our children are sick. » Read more

Bronchitis Symptoms

By JustMommies

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passageways (bronchi) to your lungs. When these bronchial tubes become infected, thick mucus forms inside them. This makes it very difficult to breathe. The number one symptom of bronchitis is a cough. This might make you expel phlegm or mucus. You may also notice wheezing too when you breathe. Types of bronchitis     » Read more

Appendicitis Symptoms

By JustMommies

Attached to the first part of the colon, or cecum, is a worm-like projection otherwise known as your appendix. It's exact purpose is still not known, but we do now that we can live without it. » Read more

Women and Elective Surgery

By JustMommies

For any woman choosing to undergo elective surgery, sensible planning is only one aspect of overall readiness. In order to be most effectively prepared, the decisions a woman makes subsequent to her surgery date and in the days immediately following will profoundly affect the overall quality of her recovery. According to Dr. Christopher A. » Read more