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What are some common complaints from schoolchildren?

The most common complaint seen in the doctor's office from school-aged children is from an upper respiratory tract infection, also known as a common cold. Mostly these infections are viral in nature, but some do develop into bacterial infections requiring antibiotics. Other common childhood complaints include ear infections, gastrointestinal complaints and headaches.

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