Baby and Child Health Everything You Need to Know

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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When dealing with a sick baby or child, it is vital that parents have the information they need at their fingertips. Giving parents the knowledge and confidence to know when to contact a doctor or take their child to the hospital, Baby & Child Health: Everything You Need to Know is the most accessible at-home guide for parents.
 

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Contents

10 Your childs wellbeing
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12 Your growing baby
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14 Your growing toddler
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16 Your growing child
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18 Eating a healthy diet
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20 Being active
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21 Immunizing your child
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22 Keeping your child safe
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131 Eye ear nose and throat disorders
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132 Squint
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133 Vision problems
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134 Conjunctivitis
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135 Chalazion
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136 Stye
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137 Foreign bodies
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138 Inflamed ear canal
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26 Dealing with a sick child
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27 Seeking medical help
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28 Taking your childs temperature
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29 Bringing down a fever
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30 Medicines for babies and children
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31 Symptom charts
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32 Fever children under 1
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34 Fever children over 1
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36 Diarrhoea children under 1
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38 Diarrhoea children over 1
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40 Vomiting children under 1
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42 Vomiting children over 1
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44 Skin problems children under 1
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46 Spots and rashes
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50 Rash with fever
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52 Itchiness
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54 Lumps and swellings
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56 Feeling generally unwell
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58 Abnormal drowsiness or confusion
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60 Dizziness faintness and seizures
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62 Disturbed or impaired vision
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64 Painful or itchy ear
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66 Hearing problems
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68 Coughing
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71 Sore throat
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72 Breathing problems
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74 Mouth problems
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76 Abdominal pain
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79 Abnormallooking faeces
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82 Urinary problems
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86 All about illness
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87 Common conditions in babies
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88 Umbilical cord problems Neonatal jaundice
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89 Spots and rashes
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90 Birthmarks
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91 Cradle cap
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92 Sticky eye
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93 Nappy rash
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94 Colic
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96 Reflux
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97 Wind
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98 Teething
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99 Oral thrush
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100 Inguinal hernia Umbilical hernia
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101 Infectious diseases
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102 Meningitis
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103 Tetanus Scarlet fever
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104 Chickenpox
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106 Measles
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107 Rubella
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108 Mumps
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109 Hand foot and mouth disease
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110 Roseola infantum Slapped cheek syndrome
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111 Lyme disease
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112 Whooping cough
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113 Skin disorders
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114 Eczema
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116 Psoriasis
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117 Cellulitis Boils
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118 Impetigo
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119 Cold sores Molluscum contagiosum
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120 Warts and verrucas
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121 Ringworm Fungal nails
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122 Athletes foot
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123 Pityriasis rosea Pityriasis alba
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124 Scabies Headlice
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126 Insect bites and stings
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127 Urticaria Cuts and grazes
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128 Bruising Splinter
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129 Blister Minor burns
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130 Sunburn
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139 Middleear infection
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140 Buildup of earwax Glue ear
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142 Barotrauma
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143 Nosebleed
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144 Allergic rhinitis
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146 Enlarged adenoids Epiglottitis
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147 Throat infection
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148 Obstructive sleep apnoea
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149 Respiratory system disorders
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150 Asthma
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152 Viralinduced wheeze Common cold
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154 Influenza
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155 Croup
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156 Bronchitis
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157 Pneumonia
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158 Bronchiolitis
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159 Digestive system disorders
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160 Tooth decay
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161 Gum disease Dental abscess
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162 Mouth ulcers
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163 Food intolerance
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164 Food allergy
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165 Irritable bowel syndrome
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166 Coeliac disease
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167 Travel sickness
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168 Hepatitis Gastroenteritis
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170 Giardiasis Threadworms
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172 Appendicitis
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173 Abdominal migraine
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174 Recurrent abdominal pain Constipation
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176 Toddlers diarrhoea
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177 Urinary and genital disorders
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178 Urinary tract infections
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179 Balanitis
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180 Bladder control problems
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181 Foreskin problems Undescended testes
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182 Hydrocele Vaginal problems
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183 Nervous system and hormonal disorders
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184 Headache
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185 Migraine
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186 Head injury
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187 Febrile convulsions
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188 Diabetes mellitus
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190 Short stature Precocious puberty
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191 Developmental and behavioural conditions
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192 Sleep problems
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194 Bad habits
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195 Anxiety and fears
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196 Speech delay
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197 Stuttering Tics
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198 Dyspraxia Soiling
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199 Dyslexia
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200 ADHD
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202 Autistic spectrum disorders
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203 Glossary of other medical conditions Bone infection Cerebral palsy Cleft lip and palate Club foot Congenital heart disease
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204 Cystic fibrosis Developmental dysplasia of the hip Downs syndrome Encephalitis Epilepsy Fragile X syndrome
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205 Glomerulonephritis Haemophilia Henoch Schönlein purpura Hypospadias Hypothyroidism Intestinal obstruction Irondeficiency anaemia
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206 Irritable hip Joint infection Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Kawasaki disease Leukaemia Nephrotic syndrome
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207 Muscular dystrophy Perthes disease Phenylketonuria Pyloric stenosis Sickle cell anaemia Testicular torsion Turners syndrome Wilms tumour
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210 Unconscious baby
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212 Unconscious child
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214 Choking baby
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215 Choking child
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216 Serious bleeding Severe burns
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217 Poisoning Heat exhaustion
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218 Anaphylactic shock Strains and sprains
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219 Broken bones
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220 Useful resources
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221 Index
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224 Acknowledgments
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