Cat-Scratch Fever

Cat-Scratch Fever

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Cat-scratch fever is a mild infectious disease of unknown cause resulting from a scratch by a cat. It is not contagious from person to person. More than one family member can be infected at one time. The skin and lymph glands are involved. Appropriate health care includes: Self-care after…

Breast Abscess

Breast Abscess

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION A breast abscess is an infected area of breast tissue that becomes filled with pus when the body fights the infection. Body parts involved include breast tissue, the nipple, milk glands, and milk ducts. Breast abscesses can affect girls at puberty and, very seldom, boys. Appropriate health care includes:…

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest branches of the respiratory tree. These carry air from the large bronchial tubes to microscopic air sacs in the lungs. The air sacs transfer oxygen to the bloodstream. Bronchiolitis can affect children of both sexes, usually under age 6. Appropriate health…

Acute Bronchitis

Acute Bronchitis

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages of the lungs. The trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles are involved. Appropriate health care includes: Self-care, if the child is in good overall health. Physician’s monitoring of general condition and medications if the child has chronic lung disease or if complications…