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  • Stool Test: C. Difficile Toxin for Parents

    A doctor may request a C. difficile toxin stool test if your child has taken antibiotics in the past month or so and has had diarrhea for several days.

  • Muestra de materia fecal: toxina C. difficile Para Padres

    Es posible que el médico solicite un análisis de materia fecal para toxina C. difficile si su hijo ha tomado antibióticos durante el mes pasado o ha tenido diarrea durante varios días, posiblemente acompañada con dolores abdominales, falta de apetito y fiebre.

  • Tetanus for Parents

    Tetanus (also called lockjaw) is a preventable disease that affects the muscles and nerves, usually due to a contaminated wound.

  • Tétano Para Padres

    El tétano es una enfermedad grave que se puede prevenir y que afecta a los músculos y los nervios del cuerpo.

  • Tetanus for Teens

    Tetanus occurs when a certain type of bacterial infection grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it's important to get immunized. Find out about tetanus and how to protect yourself against it.

  • Tétano Para Adolescentes

    El tétano (tambien denominado “trismo”) es una enfermedad grave, con frecuencia mortal, que afecta a los músculos y los nervios. Si bien el tétano puede ser grave, la buena noticia es que es muy poco común en los Estados Unidos.

  • Infant Botulism for Parents

    Infant botulism can occur when a newborn ingests bacteria that produce toxins inside the body. It's very rare and most babies who do get botulism recover fully.

  • The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse for Parents

    When you bring your child to the doctor for a cold or flu, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Here's why taking antibiotics too often or for the wrong reason can do more harm than good.

  • El peligro de abusar de los antibióticos Para Padres

    Los antibióticos, utilizados por primera vez en la década de 1940, constituyen sin duda uno de los grandes avances de la medicina. Pero su uso abusivo ha dado lugar al desarrollo de bacterias que no responden a los antibióticos que antes eran eficaces.

  • Botulism for Kids

    Botulism is a rare kind of food poisoning. Find out more in this article for kids.

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