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

Croup is a viral infection that causes swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It is most often caused by a parainfluenza virus...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

A highly contagious viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease can surface on the body parts that make up its name...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

Sore throat pain can range from slightly scratchy to so severe that even swallowing saliva hurts...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

Vomiting and diarrhea are common in children. Together, they are sometimes called gastroenteritis by your doctor and “stomach flu” by others. It is not the real “flu,” which is caused by the influenza virus . Most of the time, vomiting and diarrhea is caused by a virus, which may also bring a...Read more