popular topics in childhood illnesses

  • Ear Infections
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children Cold weather and more time indoors means your child is more likely to catch a cold or contract the flu. However, while many parents take precautions against cold and flu season, most...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Child Asthma
    Protecting Kids from Asthma
    Protecting Kids from Asthma Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of youth with asthma in America increased from 3.6% of the population to 9.4%, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). What can parents do to reduce the prevalence of...
    Liz Casler
  • Returning to School After Antibiotics
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    How Soon After Starting Antibiotics Can a Child Return to School?
    If your child is on antibiotics, how long do you have to wait before they can return to school? For some infections, it's 24 hours, but that's not always the case. ...
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    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    Is It Catching?
    Children should not go to school when they're contagious to others or when they're too sick to learn. But how do you know if they are contagious? Find out if you know when these common childhood illnesses are "catchy." ...
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    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    Common Contagious Diseases Among Preschoolers
    Common Contagious Diseases Among Preschoolers Preschoolers who attend day care pass germs around as if they were crayons. Certain conditions are therefore more common among children in day care. Although most of the following conditions might b...
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    Children's Medications
    Giving Your Toddler Medicine
    Giving Your Toddler Medicine Childproofing Children should never be given aspirin because it increases their risk of contracting Reye's Syndrome—a potentially life-threatening condition. Q-tip To keep track of when and how much medicine you ha...
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    Children's Medications
    Are Decongestant Sprays Safe for Toddlers?
    Decongestant nose spray is not routinely recommended for toddlers. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Health and Safety Printables
    Medical Permission Form
    Stepparents have no official legal status. Use this medical permission form for your stepchild in case of an emergency. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Medication Permission Form
    Use this school form if you need to give the school permission to give your child medication. ...
  • Kids
    Diarrhea: Causes and Treatment
    Diarrhea: Causes and Treatment Diarrhea. The condition that makes a common denominator of us all. Everyone, at some time in his or her life, has had a bout of the “runs”—hopefully in situations where a bathroom was nearby. First Things Fi...
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    Childhood Illnesses
    Six-Year-Old Complains of Thigh Pain
    Thigh pain is an unusual complaint for a six-year-old. A good physical exam can usually localize where the problem is coming from, although sometimes X-rays and/or laboratory studies are needed. ...
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    Muscle Cramps
    How to Prevent Muscle Cramps and Strains
    How to Prevent Muscle Cramps and Strains A muscle cramp can be one of the fallouts of exercise, especially on hot days. Suppose for example, the muscle in your arm or leg suddenly—and painfully—knots itself into a tight fist. Cramps can also...
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    Poison Ivy
    Treating Poison Ivy
    Treating Poison Ivy Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can cause severe rashes and itching. Like the old song says, some of the worst skin rashes come from plants and trees. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all produce an oily subs...
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    Environmental Hazards in School
    Environmental Hazards in School Buildings
    Environmental Hazards in School Buildings Safety Savvy Students should know how to evacuate a bus in case of an emergency. Ask if your school's bus drivers conduct drills so kids won't be confused if they ever have to make an escape. If you sen...
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    Signs of Chickenpox
    It is easy to confuse chicken pox with insect bites, a reaction of the skin to something it came in contact with, or other causes of rash. ...
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    Childhood Illnesses
    Still's Disease
    Find out about Still's Disease, a form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), which is a connective tissue disease. ...