Childhood Diseases And Their Symptoms
Below are the main common childhood diseases and their key symptoms as well as resolution times. Homeoprophylaxis is used by parents to help boost natural immunity to infectious childhood diseases.
A child or adults who has contracted any of these diseases may also use homeopathic remedies to help resolve their symptoms naturally.
- Chicken Pox
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.
- Influenza – “the flu”
Symptoms: high fever, cold symptoms, vomiting; lasts 7-10 days; resolves itself.
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
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.
Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea; children. You may develop rotavirus disease more than once.
- Rubella – German 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. Allowing the wound to bleed freely will not allow bacteria to get the oxygen needed to germinate.