"When Your Child Is Ill" is a quick-reference home guide to children's symptoms and their treatment. It contains comprehensive question-and-answer charts to help the parents make informed decisions about their child's health, and provides authoritative information on the emergency procedures and major childhood diseases and disorders.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Your child's body: anatomy and development - body systems, skeletal development, the senses, growth charts, the newborn baby, developmental milestones, adolescent development; healthy living - infant feeding, weaning, healthy eating, safety and health; infant problems - the newborn baby, the older infant. Part 2 Symptom charts: children under 1 year - fever in infants, diarrhoea in infants, feeding problems, slow weight gain, excessive crying, skin problems in infants; children over 1 year -fever in children; diarrhoea in children, vomiting in children, loss of appetite, growth problems, speech problems, toilet-training problems, headache, toothache; children of all ages - feeling generally unwell, lumps and swellings, painful limbs, painful joints, foot problems, rash with fever, spots and rashes, itchiness, hair and scalp problems, breathing problems, coughing, sore throat, abnormal drowsiness or confusion, dizziness, fainting and seizures, eye problems, vision problems, painful or itchy ear, hearing problems, mouth problems, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal-looking faeces, urinary problems, genital problems in boys, genital problems in girls. Part 3 Diseases and disorders: infectious diseases - measles, rubella, erythema infectiosum, chickenpox, hand, foot and mouth disease, roseola infantum, scarlet fever, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, malaria, typhoid fever, infectious mononucleosis, Kawasaki disease, HIV infection and AIDS; muscle, bone and joint disorders - limping, strains and sprains, cramp, fractures and dislocations, scoliosis, minor skeletal problems, clubfoot, congenital hip dislocation, irritable hip, slipped femoral epiphysis, Perthes' disease, knee disorders, juvenile chronic arthritis, bone and joint infection, muscular dystrophy; skin disorders - seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic eczema, nappy rash, contact dermatitis, lick eczema, psoriasis, boil, insect bites and stings, urticaria, cold sores, impetigo, acne, pityriasis rosea, warts, molluscum contagiosum, fungal infections, pityriasis versicolor, scabies, head lice; blood and circulatory disorders - congenital heart disease, anaemia, iron-deficiency anaemia, leukaemia, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, thrombocytopenia; respiratory system disorders - common cold, enlarged adenoids, sinusitis, croup, epiglottitis, pharyngitis and tonsilitis, influenza, allergies, allergic rhinitis, asthma, anaphylactic shock, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia; nervous system disorders - febrile convulsions, epilepsy, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury, neural tube defects, cerebral palsy, recurrent headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome; ear and eye disorders -otitis media, glue ear, otitis externa, labyrinthitis, barotrauma, iritis, conjunctivitis, blocked tear duct, eyelid disorders, squint, refractive errors; behavioural and emotional problems; mouth and teeth disorders; digestive system disorders; hormonal disorders; urinary and genital disorders; genetic disorders. Part 4 First aid and
Dr Valman is the chairman of the examining board for the Diploma of Child Health of the Royal College of Physicians in London. He has written over 60 articles, including the children's section in the British Medical Association Family Home Advisor.