Colds are common in children and can be spread by a sneeze, a cough or even sharing a toy. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and when to call your pediatrician...Read more

Ear pain, or otalgia, can be a common reason children visit a pediatrician. There are several causes of ear pain, including teething, sore throat, ear infection, or blocked Eustachian tubes...Read more

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is common in children and causes dry, red and itchy skin. It is caused by a flaw in the skin barrier that lets moisture out and can sometimes allow allergens and bacteria in...Read more

Fever is often the body’s response to a bacterial or viral infection. Learn more about what constitutes a fever, how you should treat it, and when you should call your pediatrician or take your child to emergency...Read more

Headaches in children are very common, with 20 percent of kids—preschoolers through teenagers—reporting frequent or severe headaches each year...Read more

Approximately 6-12 million cases of head lice occur each year, mainly affecting children ages 3-11. The greatest risk factor for contracting head lice is head-to-head contact, not personal and environmental hygiene...Read more

Abdominal pain, or stomachache, affects almost all children at some point during childhood. There are many possible causes of abdominal pain...Read more