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.
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.
... Children cough when the lining of the windpipe becomes irritated. This often happens when a child... is sick or when the body is fighting off an illness and making lots of mucus or phlegm. Coughing... asthma). Coughing is an important reflex because it removes the extra mucus and lets air flow more...
... Daniel Frattarelli, MD, a member of the AAP's Committee on Drugs. Show your child how to sneeze and cough.... Coughing helps your child breathe better by clearing mucus from her airways, so don't try to stop it.... "Cough suppressants may actually be harmful: They make some kids hyperactive, dizzy, and restless...
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.
Odds are with you -- only about 12 percent of women have trouble getting or staying pregnant, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Of course, you won't know for sure until you start trying to conceive, but these clues are a good indication that your body is baby-ready.
We've partnered with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to create this unique peak into Baby's development inside the womb. These images reveal all the intricate details of your baby's growth -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn. While most women may only receive one or two ultrasounds during pregnancy, which is normal, this slideshow of the 1st trimester of pregnancy gives you a look at each week of development.