Keeping your family healthy is one of your top priorities. It’s also a task that fills you with unspeakable anxiety. Was your child’s cough just a tickle in the throat, or is it a symptom of bronchiolitis, a respiratory tract infection commonly seen in winter? Is it safe to let your toddler play outside, or has a fox contaminated the soil with roundworms that cause toxocariasis, a serious infection that mostly affects children under five?
The best way to keep your family healthy while not stressing yourself to death is to stay informed. Knowing the symptoms and effects of common family illnesses helps you prevent or treat anything your family encounters.
Common family health concerns include:
Learn the basics of family health so you’re prepared for anything, from a mild cough to a serious infection. Prevention is always better than cure!