A cough is a common symptom of illness. Although coughs often sound bad, keep in mind that coughing is a good reflex that clears out the airways in the lungs and protects your child from getting pneumonia.
Sinuses are present at birth, although they are not fully developed until later in the teen years. An infection in these areas is often marked by a "cold" lasting more than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with a low-grade fever, and thick yellow-green nasal drainage.
When bacteria or a virus causes an eye infection, the condition is called pink eye or conjunctivitis. The hallmark symptoms of both viral and bacterial pink eye are redness in the white part of the eye (sclera) and swollen eyelids. Bacterial conjunctivitis will often be accompanied by yellow discharge and eyelids that are stuck together, especially after sleeping.
Head lice are tiny, gray bugs that measure just 2 to 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) long. They move fast and are hard to see but they cannot fly or jump. Head lice live in human hair and bite the scalp to suck blood. They also lay their eggs, called nits, on the shafts of individual hairs. Lice have nothing to do with hygiene and even the cleanest person can become infected.
Children can experience three types of head injuries: scalp injuries including bruising and cuts, skull fractures and concussions. The most important care includes watching for various signs like headaches, confusion, dizziness and more, to determine if further evaluation is needed by a qualified healthcare provider.