Family Health Tips

The best way to keep your family healthy is being knowledgeable. Read up on the latest health tips for your child, right here!

How To Treat a Dog Bite

With more than four million dog bites annually, you should learn about dog bite treatment. Even if you don’t own a dog, you could always run into one jogging in the park, walking down the street or in dog-friendly establishments. It’s especially vital to learn how to treat dog bites if you have children, as children receive the majority of dog bites.

What to do for basic dog bites.

Even if a dog bites doesn’t break the skin, you should still wash the area thoroughly with soap and water and observe it for a few days. If you see any signs of irritation, swelling or redness, you should apply a disinfectant and consider seeking medical help if the condition worsens. Even with a basic dog bite, you should get the dog’s owner’s name and contact information in case you need to follow up.

Does Your Child Have Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough symptoms often begin as regular cold symptoms. The telltale sign is a dry, barking cough that goes on and on; you try giving your child sips of water and over-the-counter cough medicine, but the coughing returns.

What Is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough is a bacterial respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella Pertusiss bacteria. This particular respiratory infection causes severe coughing spells that can end in a whooping sound as the person draws in a breath, hence the name whooping cough. While quite common, not all children suffering from whooping cough will have the whooping sound at the end of their cough.

The Difference Between a Cold and Whooping Cough

The symptoms of whooping cough are very similar to a common cold. Until the coughing spells appear, usually in the middle of the night, it is hard to determine if your child has whooping cough. The symptoms include a...