Category: General Medicine

Kids And Measles

Kids and Measles

Vaccinations are available for diseases like measles which at one stage were quite common. However, still, there are plenty of people who do not get vaccinated and the risk of contracting measles will increase. In the US alone the year 2018 saw 17 outbreaks of measles. Rubeola infection or measles was a very severe condition way back in the 1960s before the vaccine was made available to the public. Those were the times when millions of children suffered from this highly contagious disease. Paramyxovirus causes measles infection. As an airborne infection, the virus quickly spreads and is

Kids And Chickenpox

Kids and Chickenpox

Most of the common diseases that occur in adults might come with very different symptoms when they occur in children. Among the contagious diseases that occur during childhood chickenpox is one. Today there is the chickenpox vaccine available to bring down the risks of acquiring chickenpox. It is always advisable to educate yourself about the types of chickenpox that are prone to occur in kids and the ways to prevent them and treat them.

The varicella-zoster virus is what causes chickenpox. In most cases, this is a mild disease that can easily be treated. Treatment mostly