What is Anemia? Anemia is a condition in which the amount of red blood cells in the body is decreased below normal for your child's age. It can make your child appear pale in color and feel cranky, tired, or weak. Though these symptoms may worry you, anemia is generally easy to treat, especially when it is detected early.  In addition, parents need to be aware of the steps to take to prevent this condition.


Signs and Symtoms of Anemia

  • Pale, gray, or "ashy" skin (also, the lining of the eyelids and the nail beds may look less pink than normal)

  • Irritability

  • Mild weakness

  • Tiring easily

  • Children experiencing red blood cell destruction may become jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

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