A worrying condition is spreading across the U.S. and it targets children: acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). It may look similar to polio and it is a serious condition so no wonder that alarm is on around the country.
Kawasaki disease is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels that most commonly affects infants and young children. The cause is not known, but we do know that first seven to ten days are crucial or things can get really nasty.
When diagnosing health conditions in children, it can be easy to overlook some symptoms and come up with a completely wrong diagnosis. There are several reasons for that but we can prevent that with a careful examination.
If you ever saw a little child walking, you know they are walking in a funny way like a little ducks leaning left and right, with the main goal no to fall down on their back. They are funny because their legs are not well-developed yet and one of the first things you will notice is bowed legs.
Have you ever experienced difficulties with swallowing? You know, the feeling that swallowed food is stuck in the chest, maybe you have to eat slowly, sometimes it's easier to eat if you lift your neck... If you have those symptoms go and see your doctor to check for achalasia, a rare but very unpleasant health disorder.