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.

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.

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.

Cough Symptoms and Treatment

How to identify different types of coughs (wet, dry, croup, and whooping cough) and the best course of treatment for each.

Health 101: Rotavirus & Stomach Flu

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

12 Cold & Flu Myths

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

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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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?

Norovirus: How to (Really) Protect Your Family

Can you protect your family against the vicious stomach virus that is spreading like wildfire across multiple parts of the country? We talked to an expert to find out.

Help Baby Get Over a Cold

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

Hand Hygiene Basics

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

5 Foods to Fight Kids' Colds & Flu

Help your child battle winter's toughest bugs with these immunity-boosting foods and drinks. Hopefully she'll feel better fast (or not get sick in the first place!)

How Do You Decide How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

A new poll sheds light on how parents decide when to keep kids home sick from school.

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.

How the Flu Spreads

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

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.

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.

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