Read an overview of the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and risk factors of common childhood illnesses including German measles, croup, fifths disease and more.

Chicken pox

Chicken pox is very infectious and occurs worldwide as a childhood disease that lasts for 5 to 7 days.

German measles

German measles is one of the common rash diseases of childhood.

Whooping cough (pertussis)

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory system that is common in children and causes uncontrollable coughing.


Measles is a highly infectious virus infection of the respiratory system.


Croup is an acute viral inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract.

Fifth disease

Fifth disease is one of many diseases caused by the human parvovirus.

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