Pediatric Illnesses and Injuries
Despite your best efforts at prevention, kids still get sick and injured. It can be scary as a parent living in a place that has a lot of strange diseases. Google makes it worse because the health articles are not written for your limited resource setting. The purpose of this section is to help you know what you can do from home and when to go to the clinic if your child gets sick or injured. If you are moving to a new home in a limited resource setting, I encourage you to do some research. Find a clinic that you trust, where you can take your child if he or she gets sick or injured.
Is your baby a little yellow? How is your newborn feeding? What is jaundice? This article links to a tool that can help your healthcare provider plan treatment.
Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection that is easily treated.
Dentist, Zeenat Jakhura, shares how to care for your child with dental trauma.
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- COVID-19 Symptoms Living in Malawi
- Croup- Barky Cough
- Crying Baby
- Dental Trauma in Kids
- Diarrhea or “Runny Stomach” as said in Malawian English
- Does my Child Need an Antibiotic?
- Ear Infections
- Eczema-Dry Rash that Won’t Go Away
- Head Injury
- How to Make a Homemade Spacer for an Inhaler
- Injury- R.I.C.E Therapy
- Malaria: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Neonatal Jaundice
- Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior
- Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) Prevention
- Seasonal Allergies
- Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) or Chifuwa
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- What Cream Can I Buy to Treat _________?
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