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Checkout 4 Common Illnesses children Pick Up in School

As our children go to school from time to time,they associate and meet up with other children in class and on their play ground. All it takes is one child arriving to school with symptoms of illness, and before you know it, your child who left home healthy steps off the school bus with a fever.

Let's see some common illness that children pick at school.

Chicken pox

It's a childhood disease. Medical personnel has been able to almost eradicate this disease using the chickenpox vaccination. That's why is important to vaccinate your children against the chicken pox. unvaccinated kids are still susceptible to the viral infection that causes itchy, fluid-filled blisters to rise on the skin. It is highly contagious and uncomfortable.


The measles is also a childhood disease that affects children less than 5 years of age. Like the chickenpox the measles has almost been eradicated with a vaccine. The measles is a virus that has killed over 100,000 persons over the years. Very contageous in children.

The measles is a tiny spot. An itchy rash will cover the body. The rash is flat and blotchy and spread into one another. It's best to Seek medical attention immediately if you feel your child has been exposed to measles.

 Strep throat

The strep throat is painful. It is a bacterial infection that inflames the throat and causes it to turn very red. Very common among children and its very contageous. It's important to treat the strep throat if contacted by your child before it can be very dangerous leading to rheumatic fever and heart damage. Symptoms include painful swallowing, fever, various body aches and pain with nausea and vomiting.

 Common cold

The common cold is a very common childhood illness caused by viruses that spread around our environment and school where our children attends. Although there isn't a cure for the cold, it can be treated. Just go see a medical practitioner or your regular counter medication. Symptoms are fever, muscle, aches or headaches.

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