Wellness - Preventive Care | 0-3 yrs

10 Common Toddler Infections And Diseases


The immune system of toddlers is not yet fully developed, which makes them more vulnerable to illnesses, infections and diseases.

When your little one is not feeling well, there are certain signs and symptoms that you should be look out for. For example, if your toddler has a cold, look out for symptoms like cough, sore throat and a runny nose.

Know all about common as well as not-so-common toddler infections and diseases by going through this ClipBook.


How Toddlers Are Prone To Infections

Babies are born with immature immune systems. As a result, they tend to fall sick easily. When your child isn't feeling well, you'll want to know how to recognise the symptoms, how to help, and when to call the doctor. Find out what you need to kn...


When your toddler catches cold, he may feel sick. He will exhibit symptoms like cough, sore throat and runny nose. Your toddler will probably get as many as eight to 12 colds a year because his immune system is still developing.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract of most children by the age of 2. It is usually not something to worry about. But it can lead to pneumonia or other problems in some people, especially...


Roseola is a fairly mild and common viral illness that usually strikes children between 6 months and 3 years of age. Roseola often starts with a sudden high fever that lasts 2 to 3 days, although it can last up to 8 days. The fever ends suddenly, ...


Gastroenteritis is a bowel infection, usually caused by a virus. It is characterised by runny, watery poo and vomiting. Children usually contract it from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those in child care ce...

Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is characterised by blisters or sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. The infection can affect people of all ages, but it usually occurs in children under age 5.


Pink eye, caused by a virus, is also called as conjunctivitis. It is common in young children. It can also be caused by a bacterial infection or an allergic reaction.

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, generally occurs in children between 4 and 10 years of age, but it can affect any age group. The disease causes a distinctive red rash on the face that makes a child appear to have a slapped cheek.

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection that causes inflammation in the back of the throat, the tonsils, and sometimes the adenoids. It’s more common in school kids and much less common in babies and toddlers. Read more about this disease in ...


Influenza commonly known as flu, is a mild viral illness in children. Symptoms include runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever and muscle ache. In healthy children, it is much like a bad cold. However, influenza can cause more serious illness in ver...


Pinworm is the most common type of intestinal infection caused by small parasitic worms. They are common in school-age kids. Read more about this disease in this article.

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