Tonsillitis: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

One of most common childhood troubles is tonsillitis. This is a condition where two tissues at the back of the throat, called as tonsils are inflamed. The tonsils help in filtering all that goes through your airways. This includes bacteria, viruses as well as other foreign bodies that enter your airways when breathing. At times, some bacteria or viruses prove to be more powerful and cause an infection of the tonsils. This infection that causes inflammation of the tonsils is called as tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is more of a childhood condition,…

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Bedwetting : Reasons, signs, tips and treatment

Bedwetting Introduction Bedwetting refers to the involuntary urination noted in children that occurs especially at night. Medical world calls this developmental stage of the growing child as the “enuresis stage.” A Child is considered to have primary enuresis, when he or she had never been dry at night time and children who begin to wet the bed after at least 6 months of dry nights are considered to have secondary enuresis. Bedwetting is commonly noted in children until they reach the age of 5 or 6 years. This condition is…

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Potty Training: Normal age of potty training, Steps in potty training

Potty Training Potty training can both be fun and irritating. When practiced in a proper way it paves the way for better toilet manners in the growing child. It also helps to build the confidence in the child about its ability to control the bowel movements. If not practiced in a proper way it can be quite irritating for the parent while it can lead to depression or aggression in the growing child. Normal age of potty training Most of the children are ready to be potty trained when they…

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Enlarged Adenoids: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Enlarged adenoids Adenoids are a part of the immune system and the tissue is located just behind the nasal passage and at the roof of the mouth. These glands are present by birth and they tend to shrink after 6-7 years of age. Why do they enlarge? Adenoids are normally not visible and they trap harmful foreign particles that enter though the nose and mouth. They gradually disappear as the body takes up different mechanisms for immunity. Adenoids enlarge when they get infected by bacteria like Streptococcus and virus like…

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