You should always call a doctor if you have any doubts or questions about how to take care of your sick child at home.
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
School avoidance syndrome, as described by doctors, is the most common cause of vague, unverifiable symptoms in school-age children and is triggered by stress, says a clinical professor of pediatrics.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association have guidelines that can help you make up your mind.
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Adolescence is a stressful time of life even for physically healthy teens. Chronic illness further complicates adolescent development.
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
When children are young, it's normal for them to have a variety of childhood illnesses and problems. Most go away as the child gets older.
Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses.
Most physicians recommend taking a baby's temperature rectally, by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.
Although a child who has sickle cell disease should be under a doctor’s care, parents can do many things at home to minimize symptoms and maintain the child’s health.
School-based occupational therapy is a type of help given to children at school to help them be more successful.