Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 6 2014-04-17
Exercise for Kids - Physical Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
While many parents know that there are physical activity recommendations for school-age kids, many are surprised that there are also exercise guidelines for younger kids, even toddlers and preschoolers. Are your kids getting enough exercise each day?
Lyme Disease Rash
Erythema migrans is the classic Lyme disease rash that usually develops 7 to 14 days after getting bitten by an infected deer tick.
Spider Bites vs MRSA
A classic sign of an MRSA infection is that people will describe the area as looking like a spider bite. You don't want to delay the treatment for a resistant staph infection because you are treating a spider bite that your child never really had, so learn the differences.
E. Coli Symptoms
Although these infections are not common, parents should be aware of the symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infections, which can include bloody diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
A Behavior Makeover for Back Talk
Get a behavior makeover for your child's back talk and stop the sass and fresh lip.
Choices and Discipline
Learn why offering your kids choices is often an effective discipline technique.
Helping the Child Who is Expressing Anger
Review how you can help your angry child.
The Myth of the Bad Kid
Learn about how many 'bad kids' suffer from serious emotional problems that are not the fault of their caregivers or themselves.
Building Your Child's Self-Esteem
Learn how to build or boost your child's self-esteem.
Parents often get frustrated over dealing with minor discipline problems, such as a younger school age child who talks back sometimes, doesn't do his chores on time, or whines too often. Review some discipline tips and discipline methods, including when and how to seek help.
Down's Syndrome and Downs Syndrome
Down's syndrome and downs syndrome are common variations for the genetic disorder down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Facts
Learn more about this common genetic disorder and cause of mental retardation by review these down syndrome facts.
Ear Infections and Ear Tubes
Review the indications for getting ear tubes in children and other things that might influence the timing of when you might want to get tubes or wait when your kids are getting a lot of ear infections.
Ear Infection Symptoms
Common ear infection symptoms can include ear pain, fever, fussiness, tugging on the ears, ear drainage, all of which are usually accompanied by a cold.
Like warts, molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that is common in school age children.
Antidepressants for Children
Review information about the black box warning about suicidality on antidepressants and whether the risks outweigh the benefits of treating your child with an antidepressant medication if he has depression or OCD.
Dry Skin - Kids and Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common problem for kids, especially in the summer and winter seasons. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's dry skin problems.
Although cradle cap is often a very mild condition that simply causes a little flaking on a baby's scalp, some infants can have more extensive cradle cap with thick scaling that distresses some parents. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for children with cradle cap.
Treatments for rashes work much better when you actually know what is causing the rash, including moisturizers and steroids for eczema, antifungal creams for ringworm, and anti-itch medications for chicken pox. Learn about common treatments for rashes that your kids might get.
Review how to avoid chiggers and treat chigger bites, which are common in late spring, summer, and early fall.
Learn about the symptoms, prevention, and treatment for babies and children with heat rash or prickly heat.
Treatments for Itching
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.
Smoke Detectors - Fire Safety and Smoke Detectors
Having smoke detectors in your home should be a no-brainer. Learn how to choose the best smoke detectors for your home, which can be hard-wired, have dual sensors, and be interconnected with the other smoke detectors in your home.
Smoke Alarm Batteries
Replace your smoke alarm batteries each year to make sure that your smoke alarms will work if their is a fire in your home.
Cholesterol in Childhood
Learn about recommendations for testing your child's cholesterol and how to get it lowered if your overweight child already has a high total cholesterol, HDL level, or low LDL level, including the use of diets and statin medications.
Choosing a Pediatrician
When choosing a pediatrician, you should likely avoid these extremes, make sure you 'like' your new doctor, and see if you agree on important parenting topics, such as breastfeeding, discipline, and not overusing antibiotics, etc.
Although you can typically narrow down your choice of pediatricians by figuring out who is on your insurance plan and in your area, who is accepting new patients, and getting some recommendations from friends and family, the best way to find a good pediatrician is to actually set up an appointment and meet with a few. Page 2.
Coughs and Cough Syrup
A cough is one of the more frustrating symptoms in pediatrics. Unfortunately new limits and warnings on using cough syrup for younger children has left many parents confused about what to do when their kids are coughing.
Public Cord Blood Banks
Learn why it can be a good idea to donate your baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank.
Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of children with croup, who usually wake up in the middle of the night with a loud cough that sounds like a barking seal.
Learn about the classic symptoms of croup, which can include a croupy or barking cough, hoarse voice, difficulty breathing, runny nose, and fever.
Reasons to Practice Good Dental Care and Hygiene
Review why it is important to keep your kid's teeth healthy and how to encourage good dental care habits.
Give Kids a Smile Day
In addition to providing free oral health care services to thousands of low-income children across the country, during Give Kids A Smile Day, participating dentists and other organizations will help teach children about how to keep their teeth healthy.
Habits for Healthy Teeth
Despite all that is known about keeping teeth healthy, the importance of good dental hygiene, and the importance of early visits to the dentist for toddlers, kids continue to get cavities at increasing rates. Learn how to keep your kids' teeth healthy, including recognizing important hidden dangers to healthy teeth.
Health Tips - Winter Health Tips
During the winter months, parents and pediatricians often focus on colds and the flu when offering health tips to keep kids healthy. It is also important to keep in mind health tips to help you avoid asthma attacks, nosebleeds, dry skin, and winter health myths.
Generic Drugs - Generic Drugs in Pediatrics
Some parents were once hesitant to get generic drugs for their kids. With increased awareness of the safety of generic drugs and the high cost of non-generic brand name drugs, many parents are now looking for more generic alternatives for their kids' medical problems, like acne, allergies, and ADHD.
Swallowing Pills - Tips for Swallowing Pills
It seems like swallowing pills is a skill that many kids learn at about age ten years. Review alternatives to swallowing pills and some tips and tricks that can help you teach your kids to swallow pills.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus
Although children are thought to be at low risk from the West Nile Virus, it is important to know the symptoms if your child gets sick and has recently had a mosquito bite.
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for pertussis or whooping cough, which can cause severe coughing spells in children and teens.
Medicine Cabinet Clean Out
In addition to these unneeded prescription medications, you can make your medicine cabinet a little safer by cleaning out and getting rid of over-the-counter and prescription medicines that are expired, not child resistant, or simply not needed by your child anymore.
New Medications for Kids
Learn about new medications, including Tylenol Meltaways and Triaminic Thin Strips, which should make it easier to get your kids to take medicine when they are sick.
Phenergan and Vomiting Kids
Review whether you should give your child phenergan the next time he is vomiting.
Side Effects - Drug Side Effects
Parents and pediatricians are becoming much more aware these days of the possible side effects of the medications that kids are being prescribed. Learn how to recognize unwanted side effects and what you can do to try and limit drug side effects.
Side Effects - Recognizing and Reporting Drug Side Effects
Learn how to recognize and report common drug side effects in children. Page 2.
Endocarditis - Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis
Review rules from the American Heart Association about which children with heart conditions need antibiotics before dental procedures for endocarditis prophylaxis.
An over-the-counter medicine, whether for an itchy rash or occasional stomachache, can be useful to treat mild symptoms your kids may have. Learn what over-the-counter medicines are available for kids.
Generic Drugs and Drug Prices
Review some of the generic drugs that are commonly used in pediatrics and which may be good alternative for common childhood conditions, such as allergies, acne, eczema, ear infections, etc., when drug prices are a big concern.
Insect Repellent - Best Insect Repellents for Kids
Learn which insect repellent is going to provide the best protection against biting insects and ticks, including those with DEET, Picaridin, and some natural insect repellents.
Traveling and Medicines for your Kids
Traveling with kids can be hard enough, but traveling with a sick child can be especially difficult. Review some tips for safe and healthy traveling for kids, including how to get your child's medications and medical supplies through airport security.
Travel Health - Tips on Travel Health for Parents
Parents have increasingly needed to brush up on their travel health knowledge, as more and more people travel to places once thought to be rather exotic or off-limits. Get travel health tips before your next trip, such as which vaccines and medicines your kids might need, to help reduce the risk that your kids get sick.
Childhood infections, including ear infections, skin infections, and colds and flu, are common reasons for a visit to the pediatrician.
The Mumps Outbreak
Learn more about the latest mumps outbreak in Iowa, including the symptoms of mumps, and see if your kids are at risk for getting mumps.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in children, causing vomiting, diarrhea, fever. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of rotavirus infections.
Understanding more about Lyme disease can help you to recognize and prevent a Lyme disease infection in your child and may also help you avoid confusing Lyme disease with other more common childhood infections.
Lyme Disease - Lyme Disease Prevention
Learn more about Lyme disease prevention, including how to avoid tick infested areas and about using insect repellents to keep ticks off of your kids. Page 2.
Salmonella and Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that are best known for causing food poisoning, being associated with several well-publicized outbreaks in recent years.
Clostridium - C. difficile Symptoms
Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, especially in children who have recently been on antibiotics.
Cryptosporidiosis, an infection with the Cryptosporidium parasite, can follow drinking contaminated water and often leads to a few weeks of diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of crypto infections.
Cat Scratch Fever
Cat scratch fever or cat scratch disease, as it is also known, is a fairly common, although not well known infectious disease in children. It follows a scratch, lick, or bite by a kitten or cat, causing a slowly enlarging lymph gland, among other symptoms. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of children with cat scratch fever.
Names of Common Childhood Infections
Fifth disease seems like an especially odd name, but it makes sense when you consider the history of pediatrics and that erythema infectiosum was also given the name fifth disease because it was the fifth childhood infection that was known to produce a fever and rash.
Ear Infections and Language Development
Ear infections are common in children and can cause symptoms of ear pain, fever, trouble sleeping and irritability. Learn about treatments for acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion (fluid), and how ear infections can affect hearing and language learning.
Ear Infections and Language Development
Ear infections are common in children and can cause symptoms of ear pain, fever, trouble sleeping and irritability. Learn about treatments for acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion (fluid), and how ear infections can affect hearing and language learning. Page 2.
Whoping cough is a common misspelling for whooping cough.
Thrush - An Oral Yeast Infection
Thrush is a common infection that causes white patches inside a child's mouth. Learn about treating and preventing this common yeast infection.
Crypto Myths and Facts
Understanding more about crypto, including common myths and facts, can help this common summertime infection from spreading too far within a community.
Controlling Crypto Outbreaks
As crypto infections becomes more common, it is likely something you want to learn more about though, both so you can avoid it and so that you can recognize the symptoms if your kids catch it.
Child Abuse Resources
Resources and advice to help you prevent child abuse. Page 2.
Child Abuse - Child Abuse Cases and Stories
These child abuse cases and stories straight from the headlines of recent newspapers can help to highlight how common child abuse is so that everyone may be more likely to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
Child Abuse Prevention
Learn about child abuse prevention, recognizing the signs of child abuse, and the devastating effects of child abuse.
Neglect - Child Neglect and Abuse
Although people usually think of child abuse as someone physically harming a child, it is important to keep in mind that about 60 percent of child abuse cases actually involve neglect.
Mono - Mononucleosis - Kissing Disease
Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, is a common childhood infection that can cause a sore throat, fever, and swollen glands. Review the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for mono.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Unlike Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is not well known by patients or pediatricians. This is unfortunate, since complications can be serious, like gangrene, and it can be fatal, especially if treatment is not started early.
Rotovirus is a common misspelling for rotavirus, although some people consider it an alternative spelling.
Summer Time Infections
There are many infections that are common in the late spring and summer, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and enteroviral infections. All can affect children.
Measles - What You Need to Know About Measles
Despite having measles in their target for elimination, measles is unfortunately still a big killer around the world and their continue to be small outbreaks in the United States. Learn about the common symptoms of measles so you can recognize if your child gets sick with this highly contagious infection.
Review the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of pneumonia in children.
Learn the basics of RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus infections and bronchiolitis.
Childhood Infection Counts
In addition to the flu, you can view activity reports on many other childhood infections, including RSV, rotavirus, adenovirus, and human parainfluenza virus.
Outbreaks of rotavirus infections usually occur each year, leading to several days or a week of diarrhea and vomiting. Get an update on how well the RotaTeq rotavirus vaccine has been working and what happened during the 2007 to 2008 rotavirus season.
Learn how to diagnosis and treat children with impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that typically causes honey colored crusted lesions.
If your kids aren't getting enough calcium in their diet from calcium rich foods, you may need to give them a calcium supplement each day. Learn which calcium supplements and multivitamins can help your kids meet their dietary needs.
Hidden Sources of Calcium
Review these foods that can be hidden sources of calcium, which can be especially help if your kids don't like to drink milk or orange juice or to eat cheese or yogurt.
Teens, Cell Phones, and Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling for restrictions on the use of cell phones by teens who are learning to drive and other safety initiatives to make our streets safer for teen drivers.
Cerebral Palsy Facts and Statistics
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects a persons brain (cerebral) and the way that they use their muscles (palsy). Learn more about cerebral palsy facts and statistics.
Second Cases of Chicken Pox
Review whether or not you can get chicken pox more than once or if a chicken pox infection gives you lifelong immunity.
Chicken Pox - Chicken Pox Symptoms and Treatments
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for chicken pox infections in children.
chicken pox is a common viral infection in children that causes an itchy rash with blisters, but it can be prevented with the varivax vaccine. Learn about symptoms, how it is spread, and common treatments.
More about Chicken Pox - Shingles and Varivax
Learn about the chicken pox vaccine and shingles. Page 2.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Learn about the possible physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse.
What is Child Abuse and Neglect?
Review the official federal definition of child abuse and neglect, including the four major types of abuse - neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
Signs of Physical Abuse
Review some of the signs of physical abuse that might help alert you that a child is being abused.
Examples of Child Abuse
Review some case examples of child abuse to help you learn how to recognize signs of physical abuse. Page 2.
Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Resources for teachers to help them learn how to report suspected child abuse of their students. Page 3.
Preventing Child Abuse
Learn what you can do to help prevent child abuse and neglect by understanding the causes of child abuse and how to report suspect child abuse.
Chicken Pox Immunization
Fewer people think about chicken pox since we began the chicken pox immunization era, but since breakthrough infections are still possible, it is important to learn about chicken pox vaccines and symptoms with immunization.
New Breastfeeding Recommendations from the AAP
Review the latest breastfeeding recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Find a Lactation Consultant
Learn how to find a lactation consultant when you need extra help breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding books can be helpful, and a picture may be worth a thousand words, but watching someone breastfeed, even if it is on a breastfeeding video, can be invaluable when you are trying to learn to breastfeed your baby.
Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding Your Baby
All moms can likely use some help and advice to make sure they are breastfeeding their baby effectively, including the best ways to get started and how coping with common breastfeeding problems.
Breastfeeding and Breast Compression
The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby once the baby no longer drinks on his own, and thus keep him drinking milk. Breast compression simulates a letdown reflex and often stimulates a natural letdown reflex to occur.
Breast Compression How-To
Learn how to use breast compression to help you breastfeed your baby effectively. Page 2.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections. Page 2.
Breastfeeding - Blocked Ducts and Mastitis
Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast that usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. Blocked ducts will almost always resolve spontaneously within 24 to 48 hours after onset, even without any treatment at all.
Learn about the symptoms and treatments of mastitis in breastfeeding mothers. Page 2.
More Breastfeeding Myths
Common breastfeeding myths which are often not true and can lead to less breastfeeding, including that breastfeeding should hurt, babies need extra water and vitamins, and that formula is the same as breastmilk.
More Breastfeeding Myths
Review even more breastfeeding myths, such as if you can breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery, taking birth control pills, and preemies. Page 2.
Tips on how often your baby should be breastfeeding and how to recognize signs of hunger.
General breastfeeding tips, including how to hold your baby, get her to latch on, handling nipple pain and tenderness, pumping breast milk, and breastfeeding in public.
Nursing Strikes and Early Weaning
Review why a baby might stop breastfeeding all of a sudden during a nursing break or strike.
Pumping and Storing Breast Milk
Review how to pump or express milk and how long you can store breast milk in a freezer or refrigerator.
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Pediatrician
The top ten reasons why students should go to medical school and become a Pediatrician.
Advice for New Pediatricians
Review some things that can help make the transition from residency to general practice easier for new Pediatricians.
What Does A Pediatrician Do?
Review what a typical Pediatrician does on a daily basis, a common topic that students are looking for information about as they do career reports on becoming a Pediatrician.
Using Math as a Pediatrician
Review how math is important in many day to day activities of the average Pediatrician.
Premed Course Requirements
Review what premed classes you should take in college if you want to go to medical school.
Medical School Application Timeline
Review the timeline of what will happen on your road to going to medical school and becoming a Pediatrician.
Years of School to Become a Pediatrician
Review how many years of school, including college, medical school, and a residency program, that you must finish to become a Pediatrician.
Learn how to cope with your child's bedwetting, including common behavioral treatments and medical treatments for kids who wet the bed, such as bedwetting alarms and medications, including DDAVP.
Review the behavioral and medical treatments for bedwetting children, including bedwetting alarms and medications, such as DDAVP and imipramine. Page 2.
Bedwetting - Bedwetting Statistics
While many parents think that their kids should stay dry at night once they are potty trained during the day, the average child doesn't stopping wetting at night until he is at about four or five years old. Learn about common bedwetting statistics, from when bedwetting should go away, to your child's risk of becoming a bedwetter.
Review how to calculate and interpret your child's body mass index or BMI to help determine if he is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.
Criticisms and Reliability of BMI
Because the BMI formula simply includes a child's height and weight and doesn't directly measure their body fat, a lot of people are critical of using body mass index to measure obesity. However, according to the CDC, 'BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens.'
Tips on Baby Formula and Bottle Feeding
Review tips on preparting formula and feeding your baby with a bottle.
What Are Some Common Signs Of Autism?
Review some of the common signs of autism in children.
How Is Autism Diagnosed?
Review how autism is diagnosed. Pediatrics.
Autism Research and Clinical Trials
Learn more about research and clinical trials for children with autism.
Review some of the symptoms of autism, which can cause a child to communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most children.
How Is Autism Treated?
Review the educational, behavioral, medical treatments for autism.
What Is Autism?
Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
Popular Baby Names - Top 10 Names of 2003
Review the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2003.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz - Baby Shower Game
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz Answers
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use. Page 2.
School Immunization Requirements
Make sure your child's vaccines are up-to-date before school starts so that you don't have to rush into your Pediatrician's office right before classes begin.
ADHD and Going Back to School
Was your child off of her ADHD medications during the summer break? Get some tips on helping your child with ADHD go back to school.
School Performance Problems
Sorting out the cause of a child's school problems can be difficult, but the earlier you get started looking into the cause of your child's school problems and getting him help, the more likely he is to be successful.
How to Get a Diagnosis of Autism
Review some of the steps to take to get your child evaluated for autism, including a comprehensive autism evaluation.
Controlling Your Child's Asthma
Review the preferred treatments or steps for children who have persistent asthma symptoms, including the use of long-term controller medicines such as Singulair, Pulmicort Respules, Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Advair, or Symbicort.
Hard to Control Asthma
Learn about common treatments for children with hard to control asthma symptoms, including the use of inhaled steroids, which are sometimes combined with other medications.
Peak Flows and Asthma
Peak flows are a good way to monitor how well your child's asthma is doing, and they may be a part of your child's asthma action plan. Using a peak flow meter (a small, portable device that your child blows in as hard as he can), you can measure his lung function.
Winning With Exercise-Induced Asthma
Get answers to common questions about exercise induced asthma, including treatments and what activities and sports are best for children with EIA.
Review the differences between controller and quick relief asthma medications to better understand which asthma treatment is best for your child in different situations, such as when he is having an asthma attack.
Asthma Action Plan
Having an asthma action plan, which lists all of your child's medicines and when he should take them, can help you keep your child's asthma under good control.
Asthma Attack Symptoms
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your child's asthma. Symptoms of an asthma attack might include wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, trouble breathing, and a drop in your child's peak flows.
Asthma Treatment Tools
To effectively treat your child's asthma and prevent asthma attacks you will likely need some asthma treatment tools, which can include an asthma action plan, peak flow meter, spacer, and a nebulizer.
Managing Your Child's Asthma
Learn how to manage your child's asthma by learning to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI), spacer, nebulizer, and peak flow meter.
Learn about specific asthma triggers that can trigger or cause an asthma attack, which you may be able to avoid to limit or prevent future asthma attacks.
Using a Spacer and Mask with an MDI
Instead of using a nebulizer, you might ask your Pediatrician if your asthmatic child can use a metered dose inhaler with a spacer and mask.
Review how to evaluate possible treatments for your child with autism, including dietary interventions, supplements, and medications.
Treatment Programs for Autism
Learn more about effective treatment programs for children with autism, which will build on the child's interests, offer a predictable schedule, teach tasks as a series of simple steps, actively engage the child's attention in highly structured activities, and provide regular reinforcement of behavior. Page 2.
Dietary and Other Interventions for Autism
Learn more about dietary interventions for children with autism, including gluten free diets, vitamins and supplements, and the use of secretin. Page 3.
Medications for Autism
Learn about some of the medications that are used to help children with autism. Page 4.
What Causes Autism?
Review what causes autism. Pediatrics.
Originally, parents only had two ADHD medications, Ritalin and Adderall, to choose from, and they came in just a few dosages. Fortunately, there is now a much greater choice in ADHD medications, and each is available in a wide range of dosages. Learn about all of the different ADHD medications, from Adderall to Vyvanse, that are now available to treat children.
Methylin - Oral Solution and Chewable Ritalin
Ritalin is now available to treat ADHD in a chewable tablet and oral solution, which may make it easier to get your child with ADHD to take his medicine.
ADD or ADHD
Learn about the differences between the terms ADD and ADHD, and how each can be used to describe the type of ADHD symptoms a child has.
Common Problems With ADHD Medicines
Review common scenarios that doctors and parents often encounter in treating children with ADHD, including appetite suppression, aggression, insomnia, or simply not getting good enough control of ADHD symptoms.
ADHD in the Summer
Summertime can be a great time to think about your child's ADHD medication. Does your child need a medication adjustment, medication change, or a break from his ADHD medicine?
Adderall and Adderall XR for ADHD
Adderall and Adderall XR are commonly used stimulants for the treatment of ADHD in children.
Understanding ADHD - ADHD in Children
From diagnosis and testing to ADHD treatments, many parents get confused by all of the information, and much of the misinformation, available about ADHD. Review what you need to know about the symptoms, tests, and treatments for ADHD to help you parent your child with ADHD.
ADHD symptoms sometimes confuse parents, as they are often given ADHD checklists or questionnaires, which list symptoms. It can be a little easier to understand ADHD symptoms if you think about them as being grouped into three major categories, including children with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Pill Swallowing Tips for Kids with ADHD
Review tips for getting your child with ADHD to take his medicine.
Humidifiers and Allergies
Remember that dust mites and mold like high humidity levels, so a humidifier will likely increase their levels and make your child's symptoms worse.
ADHD Medication Side Effects - Side Effects of ADHD Medications
ADHD medications have long been a core part of the treatment plans for many kids with ADHD. Learn about common side effects and how to minimize the chances of your child having side effects from taking an ADHD medication, such as Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, or Strattera.
ADHD - History of ADHD
While ADHD is often thought of as a relatively new condition, the history of ADHD actually goes back over a hundred years, with a long timeline of ADHD medications that have evolved in recent years to once-a-day stimulants and a few non-stimulant ADHD medications.
ADHD - ADHD Medication Timeline
Although it seems like there are a lot of different medications in the ADHD medication timeline, most of them use same basic active ingredients (methylphenidate and amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) that have been used since the earliest days of the history of ADHD. Page 2.
Accutane for Acne
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a powerful and effective medication for teens with uncontrollable or severe acne, but can also have powerful and serious side effects. Learn more about Accutane to help decide if it is the right acne treatment for your child.
Misconceptions In Pediatrics
Review some common misconceptions in Pediatrics and parenting, which can result in your treating your child inappropriately when they are sick, including recognizing when your child is lethargic, treating diarrhea, choosing appropriate cough medicines, and understanding fever phobia.
Going to the Pediatrician
Before you head to your next visit to your Pediatrician, there are some things you can do to get the most out of your visit including writing down your questions, bringing your immunization record, and getting your child ready for the visit.
Talking To Your Pediatrician
Most people want to have more time with their doctor. Learn how to make the most of the time that you have with your pediatrician.
Improving Communication With Your Pediatrician
It can also improve the communication if you let your doctor know what you are worried about, such as by asking questions, scheduling an appointment when you have an important concern or problem, avoiding medical lingo or jargon, and giving feedback to your Pediatrician. Page 2.
Referrals to a Pediatric Specialist
Learn about the types of specialists that are available to treat your child when he needs extra care.
Acid Reflux Treatments
Learn about the acid reflux treatments available for infants and children with reflux, including lifestyle changes and antacids and acid reducers..
Acid Reflux Symptoms
Review the symptoms of acid reflux in infants and children, which can include obvious acid reflux symptoms like spitting up and vomiting and more subtle symptoms, including irritability, weight loss, coughing, and a hoarse voice.
Review all of the available treatments for children with acne.
Acne Questions, Myths, and Facts
Review common questions, myths, and facts about acne in children, such as that eating chocolate causes acne or that the sun is good for acne.
Acne Treatment - New Acne Treatment Medications
Learn about new acne treatment medications, such as Acanya gel, CLENZIderm M.D. gel, Doryx, Epiduo gel, and Solodyn, and review older acne medications to find the right acne treatment for your child.
The Importance of Free Play
If you are simply running from lesson to lesson and your kids are overscheduled with activities, consider cutting back a little and adding in some free play.
Acne Creams - Creams for Acne
Because acne creams don't give quick results, often have to be used every day for long periods of time, and can have side effects, some teens don't like to use them. Finding the right acne creams for your teen might improve compliance and your child's complexion.
Charging for After-Hours Phone Calls
Although it used to be typical for Pediatricians to take phone calls when their office was closed and provide free after-hours advice, more and more offices are now charging for this service. Learn more about this practice and take our poll about Pediatrician's charging for after-hours phone calls.
Child Health Insurance Programs
Get information about the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for kids that provide children from birth to age 18 with free and low cost health insurance. This health insurance can help pay for visits to a Pediatrician, prescription medications, immunizations, hospitalizations, etc.
Are Your Kids At Risk?
Instead of testing all children, screening for risk factors is often used to find children at risk of having tuberculosis, lead poisoning, an elevated cholesterol level and/or sexually transmitted diseases. Learn about the risk factors that can determine if your child needs testing for these conditions.
Lead Poisoning Risk Factors
Review the risk factors of lead poisoning to see if your kids need to be screened for lead poisoning. Page 2.
Obesity Cholesterol and STD Screening
Review whether or not you should get your kids tested for obesity, high cholesterol, or an STD. Page 3.
Preventing Medical Errors
Learn how to keep your children safe and health and avoid medical errors when they are sick.
Managing Food Allergies - Reading Food Labels
New food labeling rules should make it easier for you to identify and avoid ingredients and foods that your child is allergic to.
Oral Allergy Syndrome
Although we usually think of children with food allergies as getting hives, a common food allergy symptom, there are some children who have oral allergy syndrome, who develop itching and swelling of their lips, tongue, throat, and palate, after eating certain fresh fruits and vegetables and who may also be allergic to ragweed.
Although you can be allergic to almost any food, 90 percent of children with a food allergy are going to be allergic to one of these allergy foods, including milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, nuts, and fish.
Food Allergy Myths
There are many myths out there about food allergies, from the belief that parents overreact about food allergies and they don't exist, to that kids are allergic to everything. Learning the truth about these myths can help everyone better take care of kids with food allergies, which are real and can be life-threatening.
More Food Allergy Myths
Review more food allergy myths, including the myth that food allergies aren't dangerous, food allergies aren't real, or that it is okay to eat small amounts of a food when you are allergic to it. Page 2.
Especially in a down economy, looking to save money and practicing frugal parenting can be a great thing. There are some things that you simply don't want to skimp on when it comes to your kids though, such as diluting baby formula, as it can affect their health and safety.
Quick Fixes for Parenting Problems
From sleep problems to temper tantrums, we often look for quick fixes for common parenting problems. These quick fixes rarely work though and often make things worse. Review which quick fixes for parenting problems that you should likely avoid.
Schedules and Activities for Kids
The latest reports show that kids are spending way too much time watching TV, on the computer, and using a cell phone, etc. Learn how to limit screen time and replace it with other schedules and activities for your kids.
Alternative Allergy Medicines
Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child's allergy symptoms under control.
Childhood Allergy Update
If current allergy medications aren't working for your child, a newer allergy medication might be worth a try, such as Veramyst, Xyzal, Omnaris, Patanase, and/or Allegra ODT.
Dog Allergies - Hypoallergenic Dogs
When kids ask for a dog, a lot of thought has to go into making sure your family and child is ready for a pet. Don't forget to consider your child's allergies and whether or not he has asthma though, in addition to if he is responsible enough to take of a pet.
Parents Allergy Guide - Allergy Symptoms and Treatments
Allergies can be a big problem for kids. Learning more about allergies, including about allergy symptoms and treatments, can help parents get their kids some much needed allergy relief.
Hard to Control Allergies
Some children have hard-to-control allergies, and suffer either with their allergy symptoms or try many different allergy medicines without relief. Learn how to get help to treat your child's allergies effectively.
Allergy Medicines and Allergy Shots
In addition to avoiding allergy triggers, treating hard-to-control allergies usually involves one or more allergy medicines and may include allergy shots. Page 2.
Common Allergens or Allergy Triggers
Allergens are things that can trigger allergy symptoms in susceptible people. Learn about all of the different allergens that your kids might be exposed to and which might be causing their allergy symptoms, including a runny nose, skin rashes or hives.
Controlling Indoor Allergies
Although some kids with allergies only have seasonal allergies, for example, having allergy symptoms when pollen, grass, or mold counts are high in the fall or spring, many others have year round allergies. Learn how to protect them from dust mites, mold, animal dander, and other indoor allergens inside your home.
7 Common Parenting Mistakes
Learning to overcome these 7 common parenting mistakes will get you a long way towards being a more effective parent.
How much TV should kids watch?
Learn why you should take the TV out of your child's room and follow the AAP recommendation that kids watch no more than 2 hours of quality programming each day. How much TV do your kids watch?
New Year's Resolutions for Kids
In addition to your own New Year's Parenting Resolutions, this year, how about helping your kids, even your preschoolers and younger school age kids, come up with some New Year's Resolutions?
Parenting Poll Results
View our recent parenting poll results to see what other parents are doing with their kids, including such topics as potty training, spanking, antibiotic use, circumcision, etc.
Parenting Styles and Parenting Fads
Review some of the more popular parenting fads, ideas, and parenting styles that seem to have come and gone over the years, plus a list of popular and trendy parenting books.
Many of the difficult times as a parent revolve around childhood transitions, such as when your baby weans from the breast, moves from a crib to a bed, gives up his naps, and starts kindergarten, etc. Learning about and anticipating these childhood transitions can make parenting a little easier.
Parenting Anxiety - Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Parenting anxiety is a common issue, whether you are a first time parent bringing home a newborn, or you are worried if your kids have enough friends in school. Learn some ways to cope with the stress and anxiety of being a parent.
Classroom Triggers for Asthma and Allergies
Get advice on dealing with things in your child's classroom that might trigger his allergy and asthma symptoms, like dust mites, chalk dust, animal dander, pollen, molds, and exercise.
Advice On Stinging Insect Allergies and Kids
Get advice of stinging insect allergies, including learning the symptoms of anaphylaxis, tips on avoiding stings, and recognizing common stinging insects, like yellow jackets, honeybees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants.
Ragweed Season and Fall Allergies
Get advice on dealing with allergy symptoms in the fall, which are often caused by ragweed.
Save Money on Allergy Medicines
Learn how to save money on your child's allergy medicines by avoiding triggers, getting free samples, and using coupons and rebates.
Relief From Spring Allergies
Review what you can do to help treat your child's symptoms from spring allergies.
Pediatric Drug Warnings
Review how to keep your kids safe when taking medicine, and recent drug warnings on medicines like Elidel and Protopic, used to treat eczema, and Adderall XR, used to treat ADHD.
More Pediatric Drug Warnings
Review drugs warnings on phenergan, antidepressants, ibuprofen, and other medications, like accutane, aspirin, and tetracycline. Page 2.
Black Box Drug Warnings
Learn more about the FDA black box drug warnings that have come out on antidepressants, eczema medicines, asthma medicines, and which may soon be added to ADHD drugs.
Elidel and Protopic Drug Warning
Elidel Cream (pimecrolimus) and Protopic Ointment (tacrolimus) are two popular prescription medications that are used to treat children with eczema. Read about the new drug warnings and label changes from the FDA about these medicines.
Seasonal Allergies - Dos and Don'ts of Treating Kids' Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergies can be hard to treat in kids. Learn some do's and don'ts of allergy treatment that might help you get the most allergy relief and minimize side effects.
Bullying - Dealing with a Bully
Bullying is serious. Children who are bullied often develop low self-esteem and can develop problems at school and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Learn to recognize signs of bullying, review bullying statistics, and learn ways of dealing with a bully.
FDA Drug Recall - What To Do When the FDA Recalls Drugs
Review what to do when the FDA issues a drug recall and how to find out if the medications you give your children are on a drug recall list.
Car Safety - Car Safety Features
Since parents spend so much time on the go, car safety is just as important as home safety if you want to keep your kids safe and healthy. In addition to using a car seat properly, you can help keep your kids safe in the car by buying a safe car with all of the latest safety features.
Review the warning label that should be present on balloon packages - CHOKING HAZARD â€“ Children under 8 yrs can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
In addition to choosing safe toys and making sure the toys your kids play with are age appropriate that haven't been recalled, you can help to keep them safe by taking special precautions with the following potentially dangerous toys or toys that include hazard parts.
Accidents - Accidents and Tragedies
Accidents are a leading cause of death for children. From car accidents to falls, these recent accident stories from the news are a good example of just how common childhood accidents can be and are a good reminder of how to prevent common accidents.
Drowning Prevention - Water Safety Tips
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for young children. That makes it important to keep water safety in mind at all times, especially if you have a pool, hot tub, or pond at your home.
Thunderstorm Safety - Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
Kids often get afraid when a thunderstorm rolls in. Because of the damage that severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause, many adults have a healthy fear of them too.
Food Poisoning - Preventing Food Poisoning
Since young children are among the groups most at risk for getting serious and even life-threatening cases of food poisoning, it is important for parents to learn how to recognize and prevent them from occurring.
Safety at Petting Zoos
Learn about keeping your kids safe from E. coli infections when visiting a petting zoo.
Preventing E. coli Infections
Review what you can do to prevent E. coli O157:H7 infections. Page 2.
Since the minimum weight requirement for the Segway PT is 100 pounds, that is going to leave out most younger kids, who would likely love to ride. Learn how to help older kids ride a Segway PT safely.
Toy Safety - Choosing Safe Toys
Learn more about toy safety and choosing safe toys for your kids.
Used Baby Cribs
If borrowing or buying a used baby crib or getting one as a hand-me-down from a friend or family member, to make sure that the crib is safe, the CPSC recommends that you inspect the crib for the following safety features.
Health and Safety Slogans for Parents
From helping to remind you to use sunscreen to getting kids to eat veggies, health and safety slogans have long been a part of general safety advice campaigns for parents. Do you remember them all?
Layers of Protection - Child Safety Tips
A layers of protection plan can be an important part of child safety strategies, whether you are trying to keep your kids safe around a pool or at home.
Don't Buy Gift List for Kids
Most parents do their shopping with their child's wish list. This year, be sure to review this list of potentially unsafe toys and gifts before you do your shopping.
Home Playground Safety
Use this simple checklist to help make sure your home playground is a safe place to play.
Think Safety First - Avoid Common Dangers
In addition to the confusion of having a lot of people around, the breakdown in your usual safety plans can put your kids at great risk when you have visitors, like at a pool party or birthday party. Review how to keep your kids safe in these types of special situations.
SIDS - Reducing the Risk
Review the latest American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for reducing the risk of SIDS, including advise against cosleeping, bedsharing, and side/stomach sleeping, and which actually encourages pacifier use.
Spring Cleaning and Child Safety
Spring cleaning safety tips that can help keep your kids safe, such as cleaning out your medicine cabinet, checking your smoke detectors, and getting rid of broken toys.
Buying a Trampoline
Review these safety tips to keep your kids safe from trampoline injuries.
Although fireworks are a summer tradition for many families, injuries from fireworks don't have to be if you follow these fireworks safety tips.
Best Places to Raise a Family
We often see reports on the best places to retire and the best places to work. But where is the best place to raise your family? Review some important factors to consider as you look for the best place to live and raise safe, happy, and healthy kids.
Best and Worst Places for Families
Review some of the characteristics of the best and worst places to raise a family, including levels of pollution, lead poisoning, graduation rates, teen pregnancy rates, and access to health care. Page 2.
Since dogs do make such great pets for most families, the risk of dog bites shouldn't usually dissuade you from owning a dog. Instead, you should simply take great steps to teach your kids to be safe around dogs and help them to avoid dog bites.
Although spiders seem to be everywhere, extremely few of these spiders are dangerous. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of spider bites and what to do if you think that your child has been bitten by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider.
Baby Gate - Baby Safety Gates
A baby gate is an essential childproofing tool to keep your child safe, including keeping him off stairs and out of rooms that aren't childproofed.
Choking and Choking Hazards
Choking, one of the biggest child safety hazards often doesn't get much attention as other dangers to kids. In addition to regularly checking the floor, your car, and other areas where your child crawls, walks, and plays, for choking hazards, learn what other steps you can take to keep your kids safe from choking.
The iPhone and iPod and other New Internet Safety Hazards
Most parents are savvy enough to not allow their kids to have unrestricted access to the Internet. Even if you have parental controls set on your home computer, your kids may still be at risk from Internet safety hazards from all of the products in your home that are connected to the Internet, such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, Wii or Playstation 3.
When it comes to baby bedding for your baby and her crib, simple is often safer. You likely don't need an expensive baby bedding set, with a quilt, puffy bumper pads, and thick baby blanket, since it is unsafe to put any of these things in a baby's crib.
Parents usually only use a few criteria when they choose baby clothes, including price, comfort, and style. They should add safety to the list to help get clothes that are flame resistant, don't have drawstrings, or any other decorative items that could be a choking hazard.
Simplicity Crib Recalls
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 13 children have tragically died in recalled Simplicity cribs and bassinets over the last few years. Review the list of Simplicity crib recalls and recalled bassinets and play yards to make sure you don't have one.
Although most people think that eye safety is limited to wearing goggles during sports, which most kids don't do anyway, it is important to remember that you need to work at preventing eye injuries every day.
Heelys -- Staying Safe and Preventing Injuries
Heelys are thought to be safe by most parents since kids are usually not going very fast on their Heelys, but it is important to keep in mind that kids can get hurt while 'heeling' or using them in skate mode.
September is Baby Safety Month
As part of Baby Safety Month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents and caregivers about in-home drowning hazards.
Backover Safety Alert
Review the problem of rollover injuries and deaths that are caused by the large rear view blind sport that large SUVs and minivans have and what you can do to keep your kids safe in your driveway.
Buying A New Car For Your Family
Review these safety features to look for if you are a parent looking to buy a new car that will keep your family safe.
Parental Controls - Parental Control for the Internet and Cell Phones
Unfortunately, many of the things your kids can do online and with their cell phones can lead to a lot of trouble if they aren't monitored. Learn how to set up parental controls for your internet connection and internet enabled cell phone.
Cell Phone Parental Controls
Before getting your kids a smart phone that allows texting or giving them access to the internet, be sure to set up parental controls and talk to them about some of the things that can get them in trouble, such as sexting, cyberbullies, and viewing inappropriate content. Page 2.
Baby Slings - All About Baby Slings and Sling Carriers
Babywearing is simply the practice of using a wrap or baby sling to carry your baby close to you, allowing you to keep your arms free. Although baby slings and sling carriers are fun and convenient to use, be sure you do so safely and avoid risks by reviewing the latest warnings and safety recommendations.
Crib Bumpers - Dangers of Crib Bumper Pads
Crib bumpers were made obsolete a long time ago, and are now mainly used in baby cribs for decorative purposes and because they are sold as a part of baby bedding sets. Be careful that you don't make your baby's crib less safe by adding an unsafe crib bumper to your baby's crib.
Baby cribs all must meet the same safety standards, but you still must use them safely to keep your baby safe. Learn how to choose a baby crib, which can end up being one of the more expensive baby products purchases you make, and about basic baby crib safety.
Remember that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies don't actually need to wear shoes until they begin to walk. Once your baby is walking, as with baby clothes, you should likely consider many factors when choosing baby shoes, including price, comfort, and style, concentrating on a flexible shoe with a non-skid sole.
Pediatrician Recommended Products - Baby Products Doctors Recommend
In addition to being a pediatrician recommended brand, a number of products are even
Making and Keeping Friends - Kids and Friends
Making friends is an important social skill for kids. Learn what to do if your child doesn't have a best friend or has a lot of problems making and keeping friends.
Weight Loss Goals for Overweight Kids
Learn why having specific weight loss goals, in addition to more specific advice on how to eat healthier and how much more active they need to be, can be a much more helpful way to get kids to a healthier weight.
With the rise in childhood obesity, preventing childhood obesity is an important goal for all parents. Also learn how to help your overweight child lose weight through increased physical activity, healthy nutrition, and avoiding other risk factors for obesity.
Low-Carb Diet - Kids and Low-Carb Foods
Low-carb diets, such as the Atkins diet and South Beach diet, are fairly popular among people. Learn if they work for kids, if they are safe and why a modified low-carb diet may be a better alternative for the average child.
Obesity Risk Factors - Why are so many kids overweight?
Learn about some of the risk factors that can lead to your child becoming overweight.
Childhood Obesity - Child Obesity Statistics
Understanding the actual statistics behind the number of overweight children and other important childhood obesity statistics may help you with your overweight child. It can also help your child who is at a healthy weight stay at a healthy weight.
Crib Recall - Latest Crib Recall List
There have been 11 recalls of baby cribs with drop-side detachments since 2005, which includes more than 7 million drop-side cribs. Whatever the reason for a crib recall, it is important that parents realize that they have the recalled crib in their home and stop using it as soon as possible and get their crib fixed.
The Short Child - Is he Growing Normally?
Parents and children, especially tweens and teenagers, often worry when they notice that they are shorter than many of their peers and classmates of the same age. Learn what you can do to help your short child, including how to figure out if he has normal short stature or if he might need growth hormone to boost his growth.
Family Resolutions for a Healthy Lifestyle
These 10 family resolutions can help you change your family's lifestyle so that you can all become more healthy.
More Family Resolutions for a Healthy Lifestyle
Review how learning about good and bad carbs and fats, avoiding trans fats, and staying motivated, can help your family stay healthy and fit. Page 2.
Teen Diet Makeover
Review some common ways that you can makeover a teenager's diet to help them stop gaining weight.
Small Steps to a Healthy Family Lifestyle
Check out these 100 Small Steps and activities to see what you can do to change your family's life and make everyone more healthy and fit.
Small Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle
Check out these 100 Small Steps to see what you can do to change your family's life and make everyone more healthy and fit. Page 2.
Small Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle
Check out these 100 Small Steps to see what you can do to change your family's life and make everyone more healthy and fit. Page 3.
Small Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle
Check out these 100 Small Steps to see what you can do to change your family's life and make everyone more healthy and fit. Page 4.
Small Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle
Check out these 100 Small Steps to see what you can do to change your family's life and make everyone more healthy and fit. Page 5.
Five Quick and Easy Weight Loss Steps
These five quick and easy weight loss steps are things that you can do right now to lead your child, and your family, to a healthier way of living.
Week By Week Weight Loss Steps
Examples of weekly weight loss steps to help lead your kids and family to a healthier lifestyle. Page 2.
Portion Control and Childhood Obesity
Learn how to prevent childhood obesity and help kids lose weight by learning more about portion control, including understanding the portion sizes your kids should be eating, learning about serving sizes, and by choosing healthy snacks that aren't oversized.
Extra Calories and Childhood Obesity
Learn how to help your kids lose weight and avoid becoming overweight by avoiding extra calories in her diet.
Obesity Help - Drink Diary
Many kids get way too many calories from things they drink, including fruit drinks, tea, and soda. A Drink Diary can help you figure out how many calories your child is getting each day from milk, juice, etc., and why he is overweight.
Calories from Drinks
If your child is overweight, it can help to get your child's weight under control by understanding how many calories he is getting from the things he is drinking, including milk, juice, and soda.
New School Soda and Drink Guidelines
Learn more about the new school soda and drink guidelines that are supposed to help fight child obesity.
Constipation - Treatments for Constipation in Infants and Children
Constipation is a common problem for infants and children, and accounts for almost 3 percent of visits to a pediatrician. Learn about common constipation treatments, including stool softeners, and dietary treatments, such as choosing more low-fat foods that are high in fiber.
Constipation Symptoms - Childhood Constipation Symptoms
Since there are many other things that can cause stomach pains, it is important to learn about constipation symptoms to see if your child really has constipation, or if something else causing his pain.
Overweight Children - Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Learn how to prevent your kids from becoming overweight and a part of the childhood obesity epidemic and help overweight children reach a more healthy weight.
Stuttering is a common problem for children. In fact, about 5% of children stutter as preschoolers. Many outgrow it though, so that only about 1% of adults are still stuttering. Learn how to help your child who stutters, including what stuttering therapy is available and where to go for help.
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for rheumatic fever, a complication of an infection, like strep throat, that can cause arthritis, heart problems, a rash, fever, and other symptoms.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, with symptoms that range from gas and diarrhea to irritability and depression. It is caused by an intolerance to the protein gluten, which is found in foods that contain wheat, rye, and barley.
Galactosemia is a rare inherited disorder in which children are unable to break down and use the sugar galactose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for children with galactosemia.
Toenails - Ingrown Toenail
Older children and teens often get an ingrown toenail either because they wear tight-fitting shoes that put pressure on their toenail or they trim their toenails too short. Learn how to treat and prevent your child from getting an ingrown toenail.
Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that can be inherited from a child's parents, in which a child can absorb too much iron, leading to extra iron being stored in the child's liver, heart, pancreas, and other organs.
Hemochromatosis - Treatments and Testing for Hemochromatosis
hemochromatosis, testing, treatments, phelbotomy, iron, parents, carrier, genetic testing, risk, genes. Page 2.
Learn more about neurofibromatosis, a type of neurocutaneous syndrome that affects about 100,000 people in the United States.
Teens and Stress
Whether caused by the loss of a friend or loved one, a recent move, being teased or bullied, difficulties at home, or problems at school, childhood stress can lead to behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, headaches, drug use, and insomnia, among many other symptoms and medical problems.
Review the symptoms and treatments for children with conduct disorder, who might be very aggressive and destructive.
Counseling - Child and Family Counseling
Counseling, whether it is tried alone, or is combined with medication, is often an important part of treating most mental health problems.
It is usually expected that all children will experience some fear or anxiety from time to time. That makes it important to learn the symptoms of a true anxiety disorder, so that you know when normal worries and fears have turned into a more serious condition for which you should get your child some help.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Symptoms and Treatments
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare type of hypersensitivity reaction to a medication or an infection, and can lead to the formation of a blistering skin rash and painful mouth ulcers. Learn more about Stevens-Johnson syndrome symptoms and treatments, which can be triggered by many commonly prescribed antibiotics and anticonvulsants.
Iron Deficiency - Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency is still a common cause of anemia in young children. Learn how to recognize and prevent iron deficiency anemia in your kids by encouraging them to eat foods with iron, avoiding risk factors for iron deficiency anemia, and getting screened when they are about 12 months old.
Sunscreen and Insect Repellents
When outside, unless you want to deal with a miserable kids with sunburn and covered in bug bites, you have to protect your kids from both the sun and bugs. Review how to use sun screens and insect repellents together.
Review the differences between sunblock and sunscreen to help you choose the best sun protection for your kids.
Sunscreen - Sunscreen Questions and Answers
Review common questions, answers, myths and facts about sunscreen, such as how much sunscreen you should use, how often you should reapply sunscreen, and if tanning will help your teen's acne.
Cutting - Teen Cutting and Self-Harm Behaviors
Cutting is a type of self-harm behavior in which teens deliberately cut or scratch themselves with a knife, razor blade, or other sharp object, but not with any intention of trying to commit suicide. Learn how to recognize signs of cutting and about common treatments.
Sunscreen Myths - Debunking Sunscreen Myths
Many parents get confused about how to protect their kids from the sun. To make things even more confusing, many parents continue to believe these common sunscreen myths, like that you can't get a sunburn on a cloudy day, a base tan is healthy, or that they shouldn't use sunscreen so that their kids will make more vitamin D.
Suntan Lotion - The Difference Between Suntan Lotion and Sunscreen
Learn the differences between suntan lotion and sunscreen and if you should ever use suntan lotion on your kids.
Sun Protection - Tips for Sun Protection Beyond Wearing Sunscreen
Since even the best sunscreen won't block all of the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer and skin damage, it is important that you learn other ways to maximize your child's sun protection, by limiting sun exposure, properly wearing sunscreen, and even considering sunless tanning.
SPF - Maximizing Sunscreen SPF Protection
Learn everything you need to know about SPF or Sun Protection Factor and how to maximize the SPF protection of your child's sunscreen.
Sunscreen and Sunscreen Controversies
Properly using sunscreen will greatly decrease your child's risk of getting a sunburn. Wearing sunscreen is not without its share of sunscreen controversies though, including the risk of vitamin D deficiency, the possibility of a higher risk of melanoma, and possibility of safety hazards from some sunscreen ingredients, including oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.
Sunscreen - Use It or Lose It
Sunscreen doesn't last forever. It has an expiration date, so use it or lose it.
Chronic and Recurrent Symptoms
Review what to do if your child has chronic or persistent symptoms or has symptoms that keep coming back, such as a cough, runny nose, fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Runny Nose - Allergies and Infections Can Cause Runny Nose
A runny nose (rhinorrhea) is a common symptom of childhood illnesses, and it can seem like some kids always have a runny nose. Review the different symptoms that a cold, allergies, and sinus infection can cause to help you figure out what is causing your child's runny nose.
In addition to having symptoms that always occur in a certain time of the year (seasonal allergies), you can suspect allergies if your child has symptoms after being around a specific indoor allergy trigger. These allergy symptoms usually include a runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and red eyes.
Heat Stroke Symptoms
Heat stroke is a serious condition; even if treated, many people with heat stroke will die. This makes it important to learn to avoid heat stroke and just as importantly, learn to recognize heat stroke symptoms.
Celiac Disease Symptoms
Although once thought to be rare, celiac disease is now known to be fairly common, affecting up to 1% of people in the United States. Learn the classic symptoms of celiac disease, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and irritability, so that you can recognize them in your child.
Food Poisoning - Food Poisoning Symptoms
Food poisoning is common, and when people experience diarrhea and vomiting, they often think it is food poisoning. Learn the classic symptoms of food poisoning, so that you will know when to suspect when your kids may be sick from eating contaminated food or when they may have a simple stomach virus.
Parents often think that they can easily recognize cold symptoms, which are typically mild, but may linger for a few weeks. Surprisingly, they often mistake common cold symptoms for allergies, sinus infections, or even the flu.
Review common meningitis symptoms, which can include a fever, stiff neck, headache, vomiting, and irritability, so that you can recognize if your child has meningitis.
Review common mysterious symptoms, such as a lingering fever, skin rashes, fatigue, weight loss, swollen glands, muscle aches, and joint aches, and what can cause them.
Learn how to recognize diabetes symptoms, both so that you can recognize early symptoms if your child actually develops diabetes and so that you don't worry about symptoms, like craving sugar, that don't actually have anything to do with diabetes.