Tag Archives | Infection

girl with frog

Why Do Children Get Warts?

When you think of warts, do slimy frogs or toads waiting to slather their wart juice on unsuspecting hands come to mind? Or roots that anchor the wart from the top of the skin down to the bone? There are a lot of fantasies and fallacies out there like these when it comes to warts. […]

Continue Reading 0

Long-term Effects of Bacterial Meningitis

Q: What is bacterial meningitis, and are there any long-term effects like hearing or immune system issues? — Joanie Otis A: With bacterial meningitis, a lifethreatening infection, bacteria enter the central nervous system. It has rather nonspecific symptoms, such as headache and fever, so parents can confuse it with the flu in the early stages. […]

Continue Reading 1