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Blocked Tear Ducts (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Tears clean the eyes and keep the surface of the eyes moist. They are a clear fluid that is produced all the time by the tear glands (lacrimal glands) and flows down across the surface of the eye. A tear duct that is blocked stops the flow of tears from the eye down into the nose. It can affect one or both eyes. Audio available. (English)

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Asthma (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Asthma is a condition that affects your child’s lungs. The most common signs of asthma are wheezing, coughing, and trouble catching your breath. These signs can also occur with other health problems. Therefore, at first, it might be difficult for your doctor to make a diagnosis of asthma, espe­cially in babies and young children. (English)

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Suicide Prevention (Child/Teen) [English] Permalink Public

Suicide is something most parents would rather not talk about. Unfortunately, it is more common than most would like to think. But suicide is often not a sudden event. It is a process. As a parent, becoming aware of the warning signs and being open to talking about suicide, you may be able to prevent it from happening. If you are worried or concerned about your teen, here are some common questions you may find helpful. (English)

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What is pneumonia? (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It may also be called lower respiratory tract infection because it occurs deep in the lungs. Most cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses. A smaller number of pneumonia cases are caused by bacteria. Often, pneumonia follows a cold. Audio available. (English)

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Head Lice (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Lice are small, grey, flat, wingless insects that live on the surface of the scalp. An adult louse is 2 mm to 4 mm long.Lice suck blood from the scalp. They survive by staying close to the scalp for food and shelter. Adult lice lay eggs (nits) that stick to the hair shaft. Head lice do not indicate poor hygiene. Head lice actually prefer clean hair and skin. Children with head lice usually have fewer than 20 mature head lice. If they are not treated, lice can live 3 to 4 weeks. An infestation with lice is also called pediculosis. Audio available. (English)

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Pertussis (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Pertussis (say: per-TUSS-iss), also known as whooping cough, is a sudden-onset infection of the lungs and upper respiratory tract. The illness has three phases: Your child will begin to have cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and mild cough. In the second phase, the cough gets worse. Your child will have severe coughing episodes. These are sudden short, fast coughs that occur in clusters. Coughing makes breathing difficult for your child. When your child takes a breath in after a cluster of coughs, you will hear a high pitched whooping sound. Your child will often turn red in the face. The infection can produce a lot of thick mucus in the nose and throat. The coughing may cause your child to throw up. He may vomit milk, food and mucus. The third phase includes healing and recovery. Your child will continue to have a persistent cough, but it will be less severe than in the second phase. Pertussis can be a very serious illness in babies because their airways are small. Babies with pertussis may need to be hospitalized. Audio available. (English)

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PICC (Child) [English] Permalink Public

A PICC is used in some children who need IV therapy for a long period of time. IV therapy means medicine that is put into the vein. Frequent needle insertions can be painful and can damage children's veins, so a PICC may be the best way for some children to receive medicines and IV fluids or to have blood samples taken. An interventional radiologist or a nurse will insert your child's PICC in the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) department. An interventional radiologist is a doctor who use special viewing equipment such as X-rays, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scans to perform procedures that may have required traditional surgery in the past. (English)

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Information for families and caregivers on children's fever and pain medication [English] Permalink Public

Community and hospital pharmacies all over Canada are working with manufacturers, distributors, federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and others to address the current supply challenges affecting pediatric formulations of fever and pain medication. This tip sheet was developed in collaboration with health-care providers to offer guidance on when and how to use these products, and when you should speak with a health-care professional for advice. (English)

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