Not all coughs are the same. Some come with colds, others are a symptom of disease, still others present themselves with an asthma attack. Here's what you need to know about your child's cough, how to treat it, and when to get emergency help.
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.
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. The FDA is still evaluating whether they're safe for children under 11. 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.
Colds are triggered by a variety of viruses. In fact, more than 200 viruses, all highly contagious, are suspected of triggering the combination of symptoms -- achiness, congestion, coughing and sniffles -- that define a cold.
Giving your little one medicine doesn't have to be a complicated, frustrating experience. "If your child is sick and prescribed a medication, the most important thing is to get him to take it at the correct time and in the correct dose," says Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, author of Mommy Calls. Use these proven strategies, from doctors and real parents, if the "Here comes the airplane" tactic fails to work.