Childhood Ailments

Management of Fever in Children

By JustMommies

Fever is a rise in body temperature above the body's normal set point. Normal body temperature is between 97° -99.5° F. However, most doctors consider a temperature of 100.4° F or above as a sign of fever. » Read more

Head Lice

By JustMommies

Head lice is a common problem during childhood. Head lice can affect anyone regardless of age, cleanliness, social or economic status. Head lice are transported from one person to another through personal items. They do not jump or fly. Lice are small, grayish tan in color. » 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