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Serious Types Of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Keeping your baby free from pediatric infectious diseases

Babies are like angels sent from heaven but more often, babies become viable to serious pediatric infectious diseases. People see them as a blessing because it symbolizes new life, plus not all people have a chance to experience giving birth. So, when babies are born, parents usually get paranoid when their babies were infected by any pediatric infectious diseases. Since babies cannot tell anyone what is wrong with them, parents usually run to a doctor and ask for help.

Common pediatric infectious diseases

When you are a hands-on mom or a dad, you know every detail that your baby has. It can be the baby’s birth mark, a mole or even a rash. So, when the baby gets pale or languorous, parents know something’s wrong with them. The common pediatric infectious diseases that a baby might have are:

1. Infections caused by unclear or unknown virus are usually has high or prolonged fever, or recurrent high fever without any symptoms or bacteria seen in the lab test.
2. Transmitted infectious diseases, is a common infectious disease, may cause respiratory infections such as common colds, pheumonia, and bronchitis. Some of these diseases are spread between people (contagious) and some are transmitted through pathogenic organism (infectious).
3. Tuberculosis or TB, is another pediatric infectious disease. According to pediatrician, adults with TB can be infected babies easily. TB can be spread by an infected person through coughs or sneezes and breathed in by others.
4. Another pediatric infectious disease is Hepatitis. It usually affects the liver that can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common in the US, Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E are very seldom, which has also different types of symptoms, depends on the body type and medical history and causes, depending on the type of infectious disease.
5. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is also common pediatric infectious disease. UTI usually occurs when bacteria on the skin or genital or rectal area enter the urinary tract through urethra. These bacteria can multiply within the urethra and bladder that causes infection. According to research, women are more often to urinary tract infection compared to men.

What happens next?

When a baby is confirmed in having a pediatric infectious diseases, parents go to a pediatrician right away to seek medications or remedy. Usually a pediatrician gives medicine, if the infectious disease can still be cured by series of medication. But when the baby’s body did not react to the said medication, a series of laboratory test will be applied.

Staying away of pediatric infectious diseases

To avoid pediatric infectious disease, parents should consult pediatrician regularly to maintain baby’s healthy body and to be update baby’s vaccines that can help prevent these types of infectious diseases. Ask pediatricians about the right vitamins and give the baby healthy foods to maintain good health. Depending on the baby's age, feed the baby with a healthy amount of water daily, to help the body wash all the toxics or unnecessary intake inside the body. Always remember to smile, because according to the doctors, keeping a healthy and happy lifestyle keeps the doctor away and pediatric infectious diseases away!

By Cryogene Clooney, published at 02/04/2012
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