"I Don't Feel Good"

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This handbook discusses the most common childhood conditions that teachers, parents, and caregivers see in children between the ages of 4 and 10; describes signs and symptoms of over 30 common childhood health problems; provides practical strategies for getting children back to the well state once they are ill; and offers guidance as to when professional help should be sought. Following an introduction, the book is organized into six chapters: (1) qThe Most Common Complaints: The Achesq (fever, stomachache, headache, head injuries, sore throat, earache, and psychosomatic complaints); (2) qBug Problems: Bites and Stingsq; (3) qItchy Problems: Rashes and Soresq (information about impetigo, ringworm, conjunctivitis, and mouth lesions); (4) qCatchy Problems: Common Communicable Diseases (chickenpox, fifth disease, the common cold, and influenza); (5) qPreventing Problems: Immunizable Diseasesq (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and haemophilus influenza type B (HIB); and (6) qLess Common Problems: Chronic Diseasesq (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, and HIV/AIDS). Four appendices provide: sample letters to parents about chickenpox, head lice, and influenza; a list of over-the-counter medications for common skin conditions; instructions for emergency treatment for an obstructed airway; and recommended schedule for active immunization of normal infants and children. (LL)Bites. from. Mosquitoes, . Chiggers. or. Fleas. a€c Wash the bites with soap and water. Dry the area and put a baking soda bandage on the ... Calamine lotion or topical over-the-counter medications with cortisone sometimes help relieve itching.

Title:"I Don't Feel Good"
Author:Jane W. Lammers
Publisher:Network Press - 1991-01-01


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