Conditions

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Children

What is a Urinary tract infection? This is an infection of one or more parts of the urinary system. This involves the bladder, kidneys, and the tubes involved known as […]

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Malaria

What is Malaria? Malaria is an infection caused by a parasites that enter the blood through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. These parasites, called plasmodia, belong to at least […]

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Diarrhoea

What Is Diarrhoeal Disease? This is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and other symptoms of digestive upset. The most common causes of diarrhoeal […]

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Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a condition that affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common health problems that children can […]

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Human papillomavirus (HPV)

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? This is a virus that spreads through sexual contact. HPV is so common that almost everyone will be infected with the virus at some point […]

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Rota Virus

Rotavirus is a viral infection which causes symptoms of feeling ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. In many cases the infection clears within 3-5 days, but sometimes takes longer. The major […]

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Abdominal Pain: Chronic/Recurrent

Many children complain of abdominal pain that lasts for long or comes and goes over a period of time. If the pain lasts for longer than 1 or 2 months […]

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Allergy

What is an allergy? An allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to particles or substances in the environment that ordinarily do not cause harm. Your immunity mistakes […]

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Anaemia

What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition in which the number of  healthy red blood cells circulating in the blood is low. The work of the red blood cells is […]

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Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a condition that affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common health problems that children can […]

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Atopic Eczema

What exactly is eczema? Eczema is a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to be itchy, shiny or red and irritated. It may sometimes blister or peel. The […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is characterised by three groups of symptoms: – Restricted repetitive and fixed behaviour. This may include repeating words (echolalia), arranging toys/ items in a specific way, odd behaviours and […]

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Bedwetting In Children

Is bedwetting normal in children? Fourth percent of children wet their beds up to their third birthday.  By the age of 6 this reduces to only 15%. A few continue […]

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Blood Glucose/ Sugar Control

Diabetes control refers to keeping one`s blood sugar within the desired range which is as close as possible to the normal range. This can be done by balancing your child`s […]

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Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that causes problems with movement,balance,posture and muscle tone. A baby can be born with cerebral palsy or can get […]

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Chicken Pox

What is Chicken Pox? Chicken Pox is a common illness caused by a virus known as varicella-zoster. How is Chicken Pox spread? This is a highly contagious illness and when […]

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