Sore Throat

Sore throats can be painful and irritating. Symptoms include pain when swallowing, scratchy throat, itchy throat, or more. Learn the cause of your child's sore throat and how to treat it.

Removing Tonsils Could Treat Behavior Problems

A surprising number of health and behavior problems -- from ADHD to sleep apnea -- can be treated by removing a child's tonsils.

Strange Signs of Strep

You probably know the usual symptoms of strep throat, but strep bacteria can also affect other parts of the body, says Joy Ziegler, MD, a pediatrician in Wakefield, Rhode Island. See any of these signs? Call an MD in case your child needs antibiotics.

5 Signs Your Child's Tonsils Are Ready to Come Out

The telltale signs a child may need his tonsils out are pretty common. How many does yours have?


Learn about the symptoms of epiglottis, like high fever and difficulty swallowing, and what to do if you think your child might have this disease.

Best Treatments for Strep Throat

Analysis shows that a newer class of antibiotics is more effective at curing strep throat; long-established guidelines still favor penicillin