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What about cold and cough remedies? You can buy many other cold and cough remedies at pharmacies. There is very little evidence of any benefit from taking cold and cough remedies. Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines should not be given to children aged under 6. There is no evidence that they work and they can cause side-effects, such as allergic reactions, effects on sleep, or hallucinations. These medicines are available for children aged 6-12 but they are also best avoided in this age group
India has second highest number of obese children in world: Study China with 15.3 million and India with 14.4 million had the highest numbers of obese children; the US with 79.4 million and China with 57.3 million had the highest numbers of obese adults in 2015.
What is a chest infection and what causes it? Acute bronchitis This is an infection of the large airways in the lungs (bronchi). Acute bronchitis is common and is often due to a viral infection. Infection with a germ (bacterium) is a less common cause. Pneumonia This is a serious infection of the lung. Treatment with medicines called antibiotics is usually needed. How common are chest infections? Chest infections are very common, especially during the autumn and winter. They often occur after a cold or flu. Anyone can get a chest infection but they are more common in: Young children and the elderly. People who smoke. People with long-term chest problems such as asthma. What are the symptoms of a chest infection? The main symptoms are a chesty cough, breathing difficulties and chest pain. You may also have headaches and have a high temperature (fever). The symptoms of an infection of the large airways (bronchi) in the lungs (acute bronchitis) and a serious lung infection (pneumonia) may be similar; however, pneumonia symptoms are usually more severe
Paediatric severe asthma Children with severe pre-school wheeze or severe asthma are usually atopic and have an impaired quality of life.
Abnormalities predisposing to obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in childhood 1. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis 2. Obesity 3. Craniofacial abnormalities in non-syndromic children: retrusive chin, steep mandibular plane, class II malocclusion 4. Maxillary hypoplasia in craniosynostosis syndromes 5. Mandibular hypoplasia without or with cleft palate 6. Neuromuscular disorders 7. Complex conditions: achondroplasia, Chiari malformation, Down syndrome, mucopolysaccharidoses, Prader–Willi syndrome
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