ERIC Number: ED348365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
I Don't Feel Good: A Guide to Childhood Complaints and Diseases. Suggestions for Teachers, Parents, and Other Care Providers of Children to Age 10.
Lammers, Jane W.
This handbook discusses the most common childhood conditions that teachers, parents, and caregivers see in children between the ages of 4 and 10; describes signs and symptoms of over 30 common childhood health problems; provides practical strategies for getting children back to the well state once they are ill; and offers guidance as to when professional help should be sought. Following an introduction, the book is organized into six chapters: (1) "The Most Common Complaints: The Aches" (fever, stomachache, headache, head injuries, sore throat, earache, and psychosomatic complaints); (2) "Bug Problems: Bites and Stings"; (3) "Itchy Problems: Rashes and Sores" (information about impetigo, ringworm, conjunctivitis, and mouth lesions); (4) "Catchy Problems: Common Communicable Diseases (chickenpox, fifth disease, the common cold, and influenza); (5) "Preventing Problems: Immunizable Diseases" (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and haemophilus influenza type B (HIB); and (6) "Less Common Problems: Chronic Diseases" (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, and HIV/AIDS). Four appendices provide: sample letters to parents about chickenpox, head lice, and influenza; a list of over-the-counter medications for common skin conditions; instructions for emergency treatment for an obstructed airway; and recommended schedule for active immunization of normal infants and children. (LL)
Descriptors: Allergy, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Chronic Illness, Communicable Diseases, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, First Aid, Guidelines, Health Education, Health Promotion, Medical Services, Pain, Preventive Medicine, School Health Services, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A