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Chronic illness is any disease that lasts for months, years, or a lifetime. Some examples include:
Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Another name for thrush is candidiasis.
Babies have a natural desire to suck. Thumbsucking is a common way babies seem to comfort themselves. Thumbsucking usually begins by 3 months of age.
Ticks are small wingless bugs that feed on the blood of animals, birds, and people. They have 8 legs and are related to spiders and mites.
Children who start smoking at a young age are less likely to quit when they become adults. Smokers tend to die at an earlier age than non-smokers and are more likely to die from a smoking-related illness like cancer, heart disease, or lung disease. Using smokeless tobacco causes gum disease, mouth cancer, and heart disease.
A toe fracture is a break or crack of the bone in your toe. You may have a break in several places or the break may be in a joint between the toes.
Your child is toilet trained when, without any reminders, they walk to the potty, pull down their pants, urinates or passes a bowel movement (BM), and pulls up their pants. Some children will learn to control their bladders first. Others will start with bowel control. Both kinds of control can be worked on simultaneously. Bladder control through the night normally happens several years later than daytime control. The gradual type of toilet training discussed here can usually be completed in 1 to 3 months, if your child is ready.
A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) is surgery that is done to remove the tonsils and adenoids. Each person has 2 tonsils, one on each side of the back of the throat.
A tooth abscess is a pus-filled sac around an infected tooth. Pus is a thick fluid that usually contains white blood cells, dead tissue, and germs.
A toothache is pain in or around a tooth. The pain can be caused by an infected tooth, an infected gum, an irritated tooth nerve, or a problem with your sinuses or jaw.