Coughing in Children
A doctor discusses the causes of coughing in children and how to best treat them.dry cough, a wet cough, a croupy cough and a pertussis or whooping cough . Listen to the different types of coughs by clicking on the links and compare them with your child's cough. If one of
Doctor Examines a Child with an Earache
We can see a child who is at the doctor’s. The child has a temperature, is feeling under the weather and has been complaining of an earache. The doctor is examining the child’s eardrums and can see that they are infected, indicating that there is an infection in the middle ear. At the end of the ...red and thicker than normal. This means that the boy has middle ear infection on the left side. The right ear drum looks normal. Let's take a closer look at what the physician actually saw whena cold for some time after which he developed symptoms of middle ear infection . How can a cold develop into a middle ear infection and why are children more likely to develop this condition than adults? To understand this, we must take a closer look at the structure of the middle ear and its connections with the throat. This animation shows a child's ear. The ear is usually divided into 3 parts. The outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear . This is the middle ear. The long, thin passage is called the Eustachian tube. This forms an air passage between the middle ear and the back of the throat. The Eustachian tube is lined with mucous membranes . Children may develop a middle ear infection , usually, after having had a cold for a few days. The cold causes the lining in the Eustachian tube to swell up so that the air passage between the back of the throat and the middle ear is blocked. This increases the risk of infection reaching the middle ear. Fluid and pus may form, increasing pressure in the middle ear. This gives the child an earache. The eardrum will also become thickened and inflamed. If the pressure is
Stiff Neck Caused by Meningitis
This 3-year-old girl has no energy, complained of headaches, and just wanted to stay in bed the past week. She shows clear signs of neck stiffness, which is due to tick-borne meningitis. Always contact the doctor if your child shows any signs of neck stiffness.
Why Do Children Get Ear Infections?
Learn the common causes for ear infections in children and how to best treat them.and the back of the throat. The eustachian tube is lined with mucous membranes . Children may develop a middle ear infection usually after having had a cold for a few days. The cold causes the lining
Signs of Dehydration in Children
The video shows a child aged one and a half who has been vomiting and has had diarrhea for two days. Here you can see the various signs of dehydration in a child.
Infant with a Stiff Neck
Most neck pain in infants is due to either muscle tension or a minor infections. However, in some cases, neck pain can be a sign of more serious infection and could be a sign of meningitis. Here's what to look for to determine if the pain your baby's stiff neck is serious.touched. She cannot easily be consoled. It appears that she has a stiff neck with a rigid back. She is unable to bend her head down towards her chest and will not follow the pacifier with
Child with a High Fever
The video shows a boy with a temperature of 40ºC. He is playing and seems to be fine. This is an example of a child that can have a high temperature and still appear to be generally well.
Child with Chickenpox
The video shows a boy with chickenpox. We can see typical chickenpox in various stages of development scattered around his body. This is typical for this childhood disease.
Child with Conjunctivitis
The video shows a girl with conjunctivitis or pinkeye. We can see that her right eye is swollen, red and watery.
Learn why children are more susceptible to middle ear infections than adults.from time to time. Sometimes the pain is caused by a middle ear infection called otitis media or an outer ear infection called the swimmer's ear. If your child is under 1 year of age and you suspect she has an earache or if