Infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
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- Chicken Pox
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Strep Throat
- Bed Bugs
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Fever is a sign and symptom of infection
Colds, Coughs and Ear Infections
Colds are common for children, they can catch 8 or more colds per year. Most colds get better in 5-7 days.
Coughing helps clear the body's airways. Children often cough when they have a cold to clear their chest or throat. A cough with other symptoms (high temperature or breathlessness) can be a symptom of chest infection, bronchitis, pneumonia or asthma.
Most ear infections are caused by viruses and often follow a cold. Ear infections can cause earache and a high temperature.