Childhood Diseases And Their Symptoms
Below are the main common childhood diseases and their key symptoms as well as resolution times. Homeoprophylaxis can be used effectively for all of these infectious childhood diseases!
A child or adults who has actually contracted any of these diseases may also use effective homeopathic treatment to resolve them quickly and naturally.
- Chicken Pox – common childhood disease
Symptoms: itchy rash; 5-7 days; resolves itself.
Symptoms: low fever, sore throat; many infections are asymptomatic or mild; treated medically with antitoxin and antibiotics.
- Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib)
Symptoms: flu symptoms, stiff neck; treat with antibiotics for 10 days.
- Hepatitis A
Symptoms: transmitted orally through feces; children usually have no symptoms; flu symptoms, jaundice; resolves itself.
- Hepatitis B
Transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids.
Symptoms: flu symptoms, jaundice; most people do not show symptoms; acute Hep B resolves itself.
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Transmitted sexually; usually resolves itself with no symptoms. Takes years to develop into cancer; regular pap screens prevent cancer; vaccine discontinued in Japan due to adverse reactions.
- Influenza – “the flu” – common childhood disease
Symptoms: high fever, cold symptoms, vomiting; lasts 7-10 days; resolves itself. Vaccines for flu contains mercury (thimerosal).
- Measles – common childhood disease
Symptoms: fever, cold symptoms, rash; 7-10 days; resolves itself.
Symptoms: flu symptoms, stiff neck; usually caused by bacteria or virus; viral usually causes no symptoms and resolves itself. Bacterial is spread through saliva (kissing, coughing); most people who ‘carry’ the bacteria never become sick; bacterial is treated with antibiotics
- Mumps – common childhood disease
Symptoms: fever, swelling of salivary glands; many people show no symptoms; resolves itself within a few weeks.
- Pertussis “whooping cough”
Symptoms: fever, cough, resolves itself over time.
Symptoms: flu symptoms, stiff neck; treated medically with antibiotics.
Symptoms: 72% of infections cause no symptoms; 25% flu-like symptoms that last 2-5 days; 0.5% leads to more severe symptoms such as paralytic polio. Only people with the paralytic infection are considered to have the disease.
- Rotavirus – common childhood disease
Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea; children, even those that are vaccinated. May develop rotavirus disease more than once.
- Rubella “German measles or “three day measles”
Symptoms: flu symptoms; 1-3 days; 25 to 50% of people infected with rubella will not experience any symptoms; resolves itself.
Symptoms: sudden, painful contractions of muscle groups; caused by Clostridium tetani transmitted through broken skin. Prevention is to allow wound to bleed freely because the bacteria needs oxygen to germinate; treatment is tetanus immunoglobulin injection and hospitalization or homeopathic treatment.