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When Your Child is Sick

Children get sick a lot more often than adults do. There are certain things every parent should consider when treating a sick child. They have special needs and concerns that parents should be aware of. Find out what you need to know.

Common Childhood Illnesses
Children get sick a lot. Learn about some of the most common childhood illnesses and what you can do if your child gets one - or more - of them.

Is Your Child Having Breathing Problems?
How to tell if a child is having difficulty breathing and what to do if you notice any of these symptoms.

When to Take Your Child to the Doctor
Dr. Jennifer Shu, a prominent Atlanta pediatrician, answers parents questions about when to take their children to the doctor during cold and flu season. Also get tips on helping kids deal with shots, what symptoms to watch for and when to keep kids out of school when they are sick.

Cough and Cold Medications for Children
So many cough and cold medications available over the counter for children that many parents don't know what to buy or what to give. Find out the truth about these many medications and the best thing you can do for your children.

Caring for a Child With the Flu
No one likes having the flu, it is a miserable illness and makes pretty much everyone feel horrible. Caring for a child with the flu isn't much fun either. There are some special considerations to take into account when caring for a child with the flu.

Caring for a Child With a Cold
Sneezes and sniffles, runny nose and scratchy throat. If your child has a cold, you need to know how to take care of him. There are a few things to keep in mind when caring for a child with a cold. Find out what they are!

Kids and Cough Medications
Kids get coughs quite often, and most parents just want to make the coughing stop. But when should you use cough medications? And which ones are safe? Find out all about cough medications and kids.

OTC Cough and Cold Medications for Children
Is your normally rambunctious child lethargic and suffering from a stuffy nose, constant sneezing and a wretched cough or cold? Learn which over the counter meds are considered safe and effective for children and which are not.

How Do You Entertain Your Kids When They Are Sick?
When kids get sick with a flu, the cold or some other illness, they tend to get bored. What do you do to entertain your kids when they are sick? There are plenty of times when they aren't feeling like running around but also don't want to sleep all day and you have to figure out what to do with them. Share your tips for entertaining your kids when they are sick. See submissions

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon Book Review
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon is a fun children's book that may help alleviate some of your child's fears if they are sick and have to go to the doctor. This brightly illustrated story is quick and easy to read and is great for kids of all ages. Learn more about How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.

Best Sick Day Books for Kids
Kids get sick pretty frequently and that can add up to a lot of sick days. What are your favorite books to read to your kids when they are sick? Do you have a favorite book about being sick that you read to your child? Share your review of the best sick day books for children.

When Should You Call Your Pediatrician?
About.com's Guide to Pediatrics, Dr. Vincent Iannelli, discusses common symptoms and when parents should call their pediatrician.

About Health Video - Cold Medicine and Kids
Dr. Mona Khanna discusses how cold medication may affect your child. Find out what is safe for your child and what is not.

The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor Book Review
Is The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor a good book for your children and your family?

Bronchiolitis - Has Your Child Had Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is an infection that typically affects young children. Has your child had bronchiolitis? Share your experience with bronchiolitis and see how it has affected other children.

'Bear Feels Sick' - Book Review
In the children's book, Bear Feels Sick, Bear develops a cold and his animal friends try to make him feel better. Read our review of "Bear Feels Sick".

The Flu and Your Baby
Has your baby had the flu? How did it affect her? Share your child's story. Tell us her symptoms and what it was like to care for your child when she had the flu.

LLama Llama Home With Mama Book Review
Llama Llama Home With Mama is a children's book about a young llama who gets sick with a cold. Read a review of the book and see if it would be right for your children.

Sick Day Activities for Kids
Finding ways to entertain your kids when they are sick can be a challenge. Get some great sick day activities to keep your child entertained while she gets better.

My Kid's Health App
A review of the iPad app, My Kid's Health, an electronic way to keep track of your child's medical information.

Best Kid's Books About Getting Sick
See our list of favorite sick day books for kids.

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