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Eye and Ear Conditions
Ear infections are common in young children - more than 80 percent of youngsters have at least one episode by the time they are 3 years old.
Allergies, Asthma, Respiratory Problems
Some children develop allergies, some develop asthma, and some kids end up with both conditions.
Skin Conditions
Skin problems can be present at birth - birthmarks, for instance - or they can crop up in childhood - rashes and head lice are two examples.
Diabetes and Blood Pressure Problems
The more common type of diabetes in children is type 1 diabetes. Some overweight children and teens, however, are developing type 2 diabetes, once seen only in adults.
Bone Conditions
Several conditions in childhood can have an impact on spine health: scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis.
Infectious Diseases
Measles, tetanus, whooping cough, and other infectious diseases that once affected children are now rare because of immunization.