Children’s food intolerances are caused by a chemical reaction and symptoms are usually limited to digestive problems.  They do not involve your children’s immune system and don’t cause the severe allergic reaction of children’s anaphylaxis.  With children’s food intolerances, small amounts of the offending food can still be an irritant to the gut lining, and can often be tolerated without causing symptoms.   Children’s food intolerance symptoms can occur immediately after eating the offending food but they can also take 12 to 24 hours to develop.  Because there is no immune involvement, children’s allergy testing will not identify a childhood food intolerance.   Signs...

  Children’s Diarrhoea is often a symptom of an underlying condition, for example, it could be related to children’s food intolerances or a childhood infection in the digestive tract.  Children’s diarrhoea is marked by the frequent passage of loose, watery stools.  Persistent childhood diarrhoea becomes a problem because nutrients aren’t being absorbed from food which can lead to conditions such as malnutrition if not treated.  There is also a risk of dehydration which is a particular concern with infants and requires immediate medical attention if it persists for more than a few days. Causes of Childhood Diarrhoea include: ✅ Bacterial infection ✅ Recent antibiotic...

Childhood depression is different from the ‘blues’ a child might experience as everyday emotions that can naturally occur as a child develops.  If a child is sad from time to time, this doesn’t necessarily mean they have significant children’s depression.  Children’s depressive disorder is when life experiences of loss, anger, sadness or frustration outweigh a child’s ability to effectively cope with daily experiences and is characterised by a depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.  This interferes with their normal social activities, interests, schoolwork or life around their family. Signs & Symptoms of Childhood Depression include: ✅ Fatigue and loss of...

Children’s Dermatitis, also known as ‘atopic dermatitis’ is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by an itchy, scaly red rash.  In some children the itchiness is so severe it can interrupt their sleep and scratching their skin can lead to infection.  Symptoms can be painful, cause blisters and changes to the colour of their skin.  Rashes appear on the legs, arms, face and hands. Children with a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma or hay fever have an increased risk for developing eczema.  Children’s dermatitis is often associated with childhood food allergies but flare-ups can also be caused by soap,...

Children’s constipation is a common problem, your child should have one or two bowel movements each day.  If your child suffers from bad moods, children’s anxiety, childhood depression or poor immunity, constipation could be an underlying cause. When your has children’s constipation, food is not being eliminated from their gut and consequently their body has to compact the waste into their large intestine by drawing the water content from the food.  This makes the stool hard, dry and painful to pass creating a fearful situation where they hold on for as long as possible making the next bowel movement another terrifying...

Children’s chest infection, also called children’s bronchitis or children’s pneumonia is an infection to the airways or lungs and is common, especially after a cold or flu’.  Children’s bronchitis is mostly caused by a virus, whereas pneumonia is caused by bacteria.   Infants and young children, especially if they have developmental problems are at higher risk of developing childhood bronchitis. Children’s chest infections are highly contagious and spread when an infected child coughs or sneezes and the droplets are launched into the atmosphere.  These droplets can also land on surfaces and objects such as toys and the children’s infection can spread when these...

Children’s eczema is chronic, superficial inflammation of the skin that is often seen in children with a family history of children’s allergic rhinitis (hayfever), children’s asthma or children’s dermatitis.  Seventy percent of children’s eczema starts under 5 years of age and approximately 50% of infants who suffer from children’s eczema will continue to have one or more symptoms into adulthood.  Children’s eczema can be very stressful where significant lifestyle changes are required, such as missing out on fun activities like going for a swim or playing sports. Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Eczema include: ✅ Itching and/or oozing and crusting of lesions. ✅...

Children’s ear infections are inflammation of the middle ear that also commonly involves inflammation of the eardrum and a build-up of fluid in the middle ear. Acute children’s ear infections are due to either a bacterial or viral infection, usually secondary to a children’s upper respiratory tract infection (cold’s, ‘flu or children’s whooping cough).  It’s a common complaint in young children from 3 months to 3 years of age.  The first symptom is usually a persistent severe children’s earache as the drum inflames and pressure builds up behind it.  Hearing loss may occur along with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  Babies may...

Children’s hives is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps on the skin.  They can suddenly appear either in response to a children’s allergic reaction to chemicals in processed food such as artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.  Other causes include insect stings, sunlight exposure or some medications. Children’s hives can appear anywhere on the body including the tongue, lips and ears and usually itch but they can also sting or burn.  Childhood hives can last for hours or for one day before they start fading. Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Hives include: ✅ Red or white welts usually on the face, trunk or...

If your child struggles in the classroom with tasks such as reading, writing and mathematics they may have children’s learning difficulties.  Children with these problems can’t complete tasks as easily as their peers can.  This can lead them to thinking they are ‘dumb’ or ‘stupid’ which can have a long term negative impact on their self-esteem. It’s important to remember that intelligent people can have childhood learning problems too.  Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Learning Difficulties include: ✅. Poor performance at school ✅. Language difficulties and/or trouble with words ✅. Easily distracted ✅. Forgetful with daily activities ✅. Failure to recollect facts ✅. Difficulty sustaining attention in...

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