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Constipation is a common illness in children, which can be influenced by diet and behavior. Constipation for longer than 4 days should be addressed with medical assistance. Another time to see a doctor is if gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is resulting in the child losing weight. GER should spontaneously resolve by 7 months and is commonly misdiagnosed as colic. Fevers are common in children, but high temperatures in babies under 3 months should be seen by a doctor. The best indication of an ill child is when they stop eating and drinking and are generally miserable.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by K Fox News
About: Common child ailments
Date: 28 June 2005
Source: K Fox News
Author: Elizabeth O-Hara
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