The poor boy inherited his mother’s bad throat.A crummy night’s sleep, an overtaxing day, a demanding week, and there they go: the tonsils. Swelling, scratching, kissing, and aching–tender tonsils manifest the stress....more

IS THAT A SUMMER COLD OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS? Is it viral or bacterial and when to seek treatment.

elaineR.N. Linda Anselmi Yes! Oh, my...Jim Henson. SO very sad.more

The Plague

I'm not talking about Bubonic or the Zombie disease, I mean Strep. Yeah, I got it and it sucks. I refuse to let the fever, chills, sore throat, headache and nasty on the verge of upchucking cough deter me from making my daily post for NaBloPoMo. When I say I'm going to do all 30 days, I mean it. Unfortunately, for you my reader, it means you're going to get one hell of a sucky blog post today. ...more

When Strep Throat Moves to Your Toes (and Other Limbs)

Strep throat is a serious condition and now even more so after I learned it can be linked to flesh eating disease. Keep your immune system in working order so that you can avoid complications from a seemingly normal malady. You may want to pass this to your friends and family – I just did!______________________________________________________________________...more

Strep Throat nearly killed me. Kind of

So as you know, earlier this week, I had a bit of a fever kick in. It both took me by surprise, and pissed me off - because I am virtually never ill. I can't even remember the last time I had a cold - ten years ago maybe? Whereas it seems more of the norm to have an 'annual' cold.But things didn't stop at the fever, oh no. Heaven forbid that I should enjoy being in bed.  Before long, all my joints started throbbing and aching, and then the piece de resistance kicked in. Throat pain.  ...more

Strep throat may cause sudden OCD

Wow! This is interesting.Researchers, pediatricians (and parents!) are starting to realize that common childhood infections may be responsible for the sudden onset of "mental illness" (their phrase, not mine), like OCD, in kids.The mom in this article says that she saw a drastic change in personality when her son was 3 - just afrer several recurring bouts of strep. He went from being an easy-going and lovey kid to displaying facial tics, humming, constant throat clearing, compulsions and obsessions....more

Scrapbooking Songs, or What Strep Throat Really Means

Originally posted at Seasons for All   ...more