September saw a greater number of respiratory illnesses among Colorado children than what most health experts have anticipated, by at least 15 percent higher than last year. According to The Denver Post, the increase is partly attributed to the spread of the extremely rare enterovirus 68, which causes flu-like symptoms and breathing problems among children. Dr. Monica Federico, pediatric lung specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said that parents must protect their kids from illnesses the might encounter this school season; particularly asthma: [Read more...]
An infant with a high fever is a common cause for anxiety in parents, often compelling them to call a pediatrician in Westminster for guidance. If your baby is having his first fever, know that the fever—in and of itself—is not your primary cause for concern because it is simply the body’s way of dealing with infection.
Schools can serve as breeding grounds for harmful germs and bacteria that may cause common illnesses like flu. Now that school is about to resume, Westminster parents would likely pack along hand sanitizers into their kids’ bag or lunch as a precaution, and principals would make sure classrooms have them, too. An article in the Medical Daily, though, says that such efforts may not be enough to avoid spreadable diseases. Writer Samantha Olson reports:
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is an allergy that mainly affects the nose. It can occur at any time of the year, but it is more prevalent during warm summer months when outdoor plants release tiny pollen particles in the air to fertilize other plants. The symptoms of hay fever include frequent sneezing, a clogged and/or runny nose, watery eyes, and headaches. A person stricken with the allergy can experience itchiness in the ears, nose, and throat, as well.