Cough in babies, infants, newborns

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.

All-Natural Cold & Cough Remedies

It's miserable to watch your kid suffer through sickness. Help her feel better with these home remedies for coughs and colds.

How to Decode Your Baby's Cough

Hear wheezing, hacking, or barking in your infant's cough? Find out what's normal and what could be a symptom of something more serious.

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.

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.

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

Don't assume your toddler's cough is just a cold--it could be something more threatening. Here's what to look for 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 symptoms and treatment, which includes the pertussis vaccine.

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.

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.

My Wake-Up Call with Whooping Cough

One mother shares the story of her baby's terrifying experience of being diagnosed with pertussis.

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: 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.

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.

Babies With Whooping Cough May Have This Terrifying Symptom Instead of Coughing

"The scary symptom for babies is when they don't cough but silently choke and turn blue/purple from lack of oxygen."

This Video of a 4-Month-Old Baby With Whooping Cough Will Break Your Heart

The mother who posted it is pleading with other parents to vaccinate their children against pertussis.

Are Cough and Cold Medicines Safe for Babies?

Cough syrup could seriously harm your little one, and even natural cures like honey aren't safe for babies.

Why Whooping Cough Is Making a Comeback

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

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.

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.

Can Agave Nectar Ease a Cough?

One pediatric study of natural remedies for Baby's cough looked at how agave nectar compared to honey and a placebo.

Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy Prevents Whooping Cough in Babies

A new report by the CDC shows how pregnant women can help prevent their newborns from catching this deadly disease.

The Horrifying Consequences of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

These parents never imagined their child would catch one of the life-threatening diseases that vaccines can prevent. But just because the illnesses are rare doesn't mean they're not a tragic reality for parents who have lost their children to them. Here are their stories.