Children’s Health

Causes & Treatment of Night Terrors (Pavor Nocturnus)

Causes of Night Terrors (Sleep Terror) Night terrors are a sleep disorder categorized as parasomnia, affecting non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. There are no definitive causes of a night terror although some contributing factors may be responsible for night terrors. Teething in children (infants, babies, toddlers) Fevers >> Read More ...

Night Terrors in Young Children – Baby, Infant, Toddlers

Night terrors or sleep terrors occur more frequently in children (babies, infants and toddlers) although it can affect any age group. Night terrors more often affect children under the age of 5 years of age often peaking at the 3 year age bracket. A young child experiencing a night terror may ‘awaken’ >> Read More ...

What are Night Terrors and Nightmares?

Night terrors (sleep terror or pavor nocturnus) are a sleep disorder characterized by sudden crying, screaming, sweating, apparent fear and hysteria while asleep. A person experiencing a night terror is not awake and may often go back to sleep without recollecting the events. However a sufferer may awaken and continue to >> Read More ...

Causes of Child Insomnia – Children, Infant, Toddler, Teen

Persistent insomnia (sleeplessness)  in children can be caused by a number of factors and should be taken seriously as children are known for being able to sleep well compared to adults. Child insomnia varies in definition depending on the age group, pattern of sleeplessness and associated signs and symptoms of >> Read More ...

Swollen Lymph Nodes, Glands – Lymphedema, Lymphadenopathy

A swollen lymph node or gland is a term commonly used to describe lymphadenopathy, a condition associated with enlarged lymph nodes in a specific area of the body (localized) or throughout the entire body (generalized lymphadenopathy). Lymphadenopathy is an indicator of a disorder affecting a certain area of the body or a >> Read More ...

Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis) – Causes, Treatment, Cure

Bad breath (halitosis) is a fairly common disorder affecting most of us at some point in life. The foul odor in bad breath is not considered to be a medical disorder unless it is a long term condition (chronic) and posing a problem in our lives. Halitosis may go beyond just a dental hygiene issue and can indicate more >> Read More ...

Treatment and Cure for Diarrhea

Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in ADULTS Acute diarrhea in most cases stops on its own in few days. If there is no fever or other debilitating symptom, you can continue with regular activities but avoid any excessive strain. Fluid Replacement An adult with a mild diarrhea can drink plain water or tea, a cup (250 ml) at the >> Read More ...
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