Cold

Those sneezy, runny nose, stuffy head symptoms are an all-too-common childhood complaint when kids get a cold. Get the answers you need to help your child feel better fast. Plus: Are all over-the-counter cold medicines safe for your kid? Find out here.

What to Do About Recurring Illnesses

Why your child may be prone to repeat bouts of colds, ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, or other ailments -- and what you can do to help.

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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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?

How to Get Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Baby, it's cold season--and believe it or not, your kids could slide through it with nary a stuffed nose or sore throat. Just take a few simple steps, starting today.

4 Skills to Teach Your Kid Before Cold and Flu Season

Arm your little one with these self-care basics now, while he's healthy, so he can be more independent the next time a cold or a stomach bug strikes.

Is your Child Really Sick? 6 Signs Your Kid Could Be Faking It (and How to Tell!)

As a pediatrician and a father, I've perfected some easy ways to tell whether your groaner has a flair for the dramatic or genuinely doesn't feel well.