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2013 Stomach Virus Symptoms One of the most common symptoms of the stomach virus is diarrhea Vomiting is another common side effect of the stomach virus Your child may also be experiencing flu like symptoms when they catch the stomach virus ID: 918121 Download Presentation

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Common Illnesses & Symptoms

2013

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Stomach Virus Symptoms

One of the most common symptoms of the stomach virus is diarrhea.

Vomiting is another common side effect of the stomach virus.

Your child may also be experiencing flu like symptoms when they catch the stomach virus.

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Pertussis/Whooping Cough Symptoms

Begins with symptoms of a common cold with a mild cough or fever.

One to two weeks later the severe coughing can begin.

Pertussis can cause violent and rapid coughing, over and over, until the air is gone from the lungs, then you are forced to inhale with a loud "whooping" sound.

Common early Symptoms: Runny nose, Low-grade fever; Mild, occasional cough; Apnea (in infants)

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Influenza/Flu symptoms

High Fever

Body aches and muscle pain

Headache

Fatigue, a general feeling of sickness

A dry cough, runny nose, and dry or sore throat.

Influenza usually does not cause symptoms in the stomach or intestines, such as vomiting and diarrhea.

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Mumps Symptoms

Mumps is caused by a virus spread through infected saliva.

Pain when chewing or swallowing.

Fever, chills, headache, loss of appetite, and a general feeling of discomfort.

Swelling of the salivary glands in the face and jaw line.

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Asthma

More than 25 million people have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.

Symptoms:

Coughing

.

Wheezing.

Chest tightness.

Shortness of breath

.

Treatment: Inhalers, Steroids, Allergy

Medication.

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Symptoms:

Feels as if something is in your eye

Corners of the eyes become irritated

Pinkish coloration of the eye

Excess tearing

Pain and pressure of the eye

Blurred vision

Eyes may be sensitive to light and be crusted over when you wake up in the morning

Fever

Swelling

Itching or burning of the eye

Treatment: Antibiotic eye drops

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Chicken Pox/ Varicella

A red, itchy rash, initially resembling insect bites, on your face, scalp, chest and back

Small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over

Fever

Abdominal pain or loss of appetite

Mild headache

General feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability

A dry cough

Headache

Treatment – Acetaminophen and soothing baths

The most common lotion used for chicken pox is Calamine lotion

. – helps with itching

How does one catch chicken pox ? You can get chicken pox from coming in direct contact with someone who has chicken pox and broken blisters. Also you can get it through airborne droplets.

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Measles

Fever

Dry cough

Sore throat

Runny nose

Inflamed eyes

Sensitivity to light

White spots inside the mouth

Skin rash (large, flat blotches)

No specific treatment – need to be immunized

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Scabies

Symptoms:

Itching

Irritated skin

Symptoms are likely to develop around the waistline, buttocks area.

How does one catch the disease or how does it develop?

Direct skin-to-skin contact

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Strep Throat

Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second day (fever over 101F)

Red throat, sometimes with white patches

Sore throat

Headache

Nausea

Chills

General ill feeling

Loss of appetite and abnormal taste

Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Difficulty swallowing

On rare occasions, strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever if it is not treated. Strep throat may also cause a rare kidney complication called post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

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