Cold & Flu

Cold and flu symptoms in children include sneezing, runny nose, and fever. Learn the best cold and flu treatments and remedies to soothe your sick kid.

Decoding Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

All-Natural Cold & Cough Remedies

It's miserable to watch your child suffer through the six to 10 colds she's likely to catch this year. And to make matters worse, experts now say that kids under 6 shouldn't use over-the-counter cold and cough medicine because of potentially dangerous side effects. So what's a concerned parent to do? We asked experts to tell us how to help fend off germs in the first place and how to help her feel better fast if she does get sick.

12 Cold & Flu Myths

What you need to know to keep your family happy and healthy this winter.

How to Get Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Baby, it's cold season--and believe it or not, your kids could slide through it with nary a stuffed nose or sore throat. Just take a few simple steps, starting today.

Is My Kid Contagious?

Wondering whether you need to quarantine your child when she has a cold, an ear infection, pinkeye, or another common childhood illness? Read on to find out what precautions you should take and how long these conditions are contagious -- if at all.

How to Give Nasal Saline Drops

Learn the proper ways to administer nasal saline drops to babies, toddlers, and older kids.

Health 101: Rotavirus & Stomach Flu

Everything you need to know about the stomach flu and your child.

Help Baby Get Over a Cold

How to clear your baby's nose using saline drops and a bulb syringe.

AAP Issues New Flu Vaccine Guidelines, with One Big Change

Sorry kids, but it's ixnay on the nasal spray!

Hand Hygiene Basics

Learn the two best techniques to keep hands clean and germ-free. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have a Cold or the Flu?

Your child was sent home from school with a runny nose and a fever. But is it a cold or the flu? Should you call the pediatrician? Take our quiz for some answers.

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The Truth About the Flu Vaccine

More than half of parents have doubts about it. We asked experts to give us the lowdown on how it works and who should get immunized.

6 Secrets of Kids Who Rarely Get Sick

Do you know that neighborhood kid who never seems to come down with anything? Do his parents know something you don't? Probably not, experts say, but put these six habits of healthy kids to use to avoid illness this year.

35 Ways to Keep Your Kids Cold-Free

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

6 New Facts About Stomach Flu

What you don't know about this common ailment can make your kid feel even worse. To help her fight back from stomach viruses fast, be sure to learn these six essential facts.

Cold Complications

The same viruses that cause a stuffy nose can infect other areas of the body -- or reduce your child's immunity and pave the way for a secondary bacterial infection.

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.

Bacterial Infections 101

Cold and flu season is right around the corner, but don't assume your child's sneezing, coughing, congestion, hoarseness, and earaches are the symptoms of a virus -- they might be the signs of a bacterial infection.

7 Ways to Stay Healthy When Your Kid Is Sick

Tired of getting every cold and stomach virus your kid brings home? Here's how to make sure she keeps her germs to herself.

How the Flu Spreads

Avoid getting others sick with these expert tips. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Why the Flu Matters

The flu can be very serious in young children so education and vaccinations are crucial. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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