Cough

The presence of a persistent cough may mean your baby has a virus. There are different types of coughs - some are dry and others wet and may bring up mucus. Learn how to decode your baby's cough, when to call the doctor, and more.

Decoding Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

Cold Comfort

The fall and winter months are Sicky City. We've got expert advice on helping her through the illnesses that bother babies most.

Health Update: How to Soothe Kids' Colds Without Meds

Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines should no longer be given to children younger than 4, according to a new warning from the makers of these children's medications. So what do you do if you child's coughing the night away or sneezing nonstop? We asked top pediatricians how to help your child feel better and sleep soundly -- safely.

Baby's Nighttime Cough

We've all had coughs that keep us awake at night, but when babies cough at night, diagnosing the problem can be difficult. Learn more about the causes of nighttime cough and the ways to treat it.

How Bad Is That Cough? 7 Bad Coughs to Worry About

Isn't it amazing how many tissues and bowls of soup your family can go through in one season? Don't assume, though, that your child's cough is simply a cold it might be something more serious. Here's when to worry and what to do.

Whooping Cough Symptoms and Treatment

Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that can be dangerous for babies who have not been vaccinated. Learn about the symptoms and treatment, which includes the pertussis vaccine.

My Wake-Up Call with Whooping Cough

One mother shares the story of her baby's terrifying bout with the disease.

Pneumonia Symptoms and Treatment

Viruses or bacteria can cause pneumonia; signs include high fever, coughing, and vomiting. Learn the signs of pneumonia in babies and seek treatment right away.

Why Whooping Cough Is Making a Comeback

Our medical expert shares the important facts and signs of whooping cough.

When to Worry: Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that can be more serious for children. Learn about the common symptoms, what to expect if your child has asthma, and when you should call your doctor.

When to Worry: RSV

Children with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, have many of the same symptoms as a bad cold but could be a serious condition. Find out how to treat RSV and when you should worry.

What Does Whooping Cough Sound Like?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial respiratory infection that might look like a cold at first. Learn more about the symptoms of this serious condition and when you should worry.

When to Worry: Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection of your child's respiratory tract and might start off looking like a cold. Learn how to treat this condition and when you should worry.

When to Worry: Coughs & Colds

It's difficult to watch your baby suffer through coughing or a cold. Discover some remedies for your tot so he can breate easier.

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