First on our pediatric infectious diseases list is the common cold. Experts say it is the most common viral respiratory condition. It causes a runny nose, nasal congestion with or without discharge, and watery eyes.
The common cold is not vaccine-preventable since there are over 200 viruses that cause colds. Learn more about the common cold home treatment here.
Chickenpox or Bulutong
Next, we have chickenpox, an infection caused by the varicella virus. Chickenpox results in fever, loss of appetite, tiredness, headache, and rashes that become itchy, fluid-filled, and then scabby.
Fortunately, chickenpox is vaccine-preventable. Additionally, getting it once often means having lifetime immunity.
Dengue is a viral illness transmitted through mosquito bites. Children with dengue may experience mild symptoms like fever, rashes, aches and pains, and nausea or vomiting. However, it can also lead to serious signs, including vomiting blood and bleeding in the gums or nose.
Currently, we have a vaccine against dengue, but the manufacturer advised that people who have not had dengue before and received the vaccine may develop severe symptoms if they do contract dengue in the future.
Learn more about dengue here.