Croup

Croup is a fairly common childhood respiratory condition that affects the airways ~ larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways to the lungs). They become infected, inflamed & swollen (viral infection or allergic reaction). There are 2 types: Viral Croup ~ Laryngotracheitis Spasmodic Croup ~…

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Breath Holding Disorders

There are two types of involuntary breath holding disorders as follows ~ Blue Breath Holding Spells These episodes are caused by an involuntary reflex that is part of the crying mechanism This is the most common type of breath holding disorder and often occurs during…

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What is Kawasaki Disease?

‘In the UK & Ireland research shows 39% of babies diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease develop serious heart damage’ Kawasaki Disease is an acute illness usually seen in children, most commonly under 8 years of age, it is an inflammatory process…

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