Cold

Did your child catch a cold? Learn to recognize the symptoms of a common cold and provide the necessary treatments and natural cold remedies for relief.

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.

Decoding Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

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.

12 Cold & Flu Myths

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

How to Give Nasal Saline Drops

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

Got Germs?

Playgrounds, restaurant high chairs, and petting zoos can all be seriously icky germy zones. Here's how to protect your child.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have Allergies or a Cold?

Your child is sneezing, blowing her nose, coughing...Has she picked up some kind of bug? Maybe not. Take our quiz and find out whether your child is exhibiting symptoms of allergies or your basic cold.

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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.

Vitamin D May Be the Key to Fewer Colds

Could a simple vitamin (and no, not vitamin C!) be the key to cutting down on the seemingly never-ending colds and infections that are highjacking our households this winter?

Help Baby Get Over a Cold

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

Treating the Flu

A doctor gives advice on what to do when you or your child has influenza. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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.

5 Things to Do When Your Baby Has a Cold

If your little one is sick, follow this guide to help her feel better.

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.

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.

Sinus Infection Symptoms and Treatment

Swollen sinuses can cause a sinus infection. Learn how to spot the signs and give treatment.

How to Administer Nasal Spray

Follow these step-by-step instructions for using nasal spray with your child.

Fact or Fiction: The Lowdown on Colds

Is it myth or medicine?

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.

How the Flu Spreads

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