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common illnesses & conditions


Understanding Zika Virus Disease

Updated June 13, 2016 Zika is a mosquito borne virus that has been linked to microencephaly (abnormal brain development), Guillain-Barré syndrome, miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, and other serious health outcomes. Zika virus can also be spread from a mother to... more

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Use Antibiotics For Ear Infections?

Should I treat my child's ear infection with antibiotics? more


Common Illnesses: Whooping Cough

What is whooping cough? Whooping cough (a.k.a. pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, its most obvious symptoms are uncontrollable, violent coughing and trouble breathing. After coughing fits, people with pertussis often struggle to... more

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Is Vaginal Discharge In Children Normal?

Is it normal for a baby to have thick, white vaginal discharge? more

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What’s The Best Treatment For Diaper Rash?

What can I do for my baby’s diaper rash? more

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7 Home Remedies For Ear Infections

Here's how to relieve your child's discomfort from ear pain. more


Skin Care Tips For Children With Eczema

As many as 1 in 10 U.S. children have atopic dermatitis (“eczema”), a recurrent and distressing condition characterized by recurrent cycles of red, rough, and itchy skin. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) 2014 clinical report, caring for... more

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Will Moisturizers Help With Eczema?

Will applying a daily moisturizer to a child's skin help prevent symptoms of eczema? more


Is There A Right Way To Wash Hands?

What are the best handwashing techniques to teach my children to properly wash their hands? more


7 Ways To Cope With Coughs

Strategies for dealing with the cough that just won’t go away. more