Common Childhood Infections
- Immune System Problems
- Sore Throats
- Cold and Flu
- Whooping Cough
- Vac Preventable Infections (30)
- Chicken Pox (11)
- Croup (6)
- Ear Infections (2)
- Head Lice (19)
- MRSA (21)
- Pneumonia (5)
- Ringworm (12)
- RSV (8)
- Salmonella (10)
- Scabies (7)
- STDs (8)
- Pictures (28)
- West Nile Virus Update (7)
- Food Poisoning (8)
- Cold and Flu Season (19)
Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, is a common childhood infection that can cause a severe sore throat, fever, and swollen glands. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments for kids with mono.
Roseola is a common viral infection of early childhood and commonly causes a high fever which is followed by a rash once the fever breaks.
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) disease is a common viral infection of early childhood that cause mouth ulcers and blisters on a child's hands and feet.
Norovirus - Symptoms and Prevention
Norovirus is a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea and is notorious for causing outbreaks on cruise ships. It is also causes outbreaks in schools and daycares, which makes it important to learn about norovirus symptoms and how you can prevent infections.
Review the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of pneumonia in children.
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with an infection. What works for you when your child has a cold, strep throat, or other common infections?
Controlling Crypto Outbreaks
As crypto infections becomes more common, it is likely something you want to learn more about though, both so you can avoid it and so that you can recognize the symptoms if your kids catch it.
Tetanus is a vaccine preventable infection that is caused by the Clostridium tetani bacteria. Unvaccinated children can develop symptoms of tetanus about two weeks after getting a wound that is contaminated by tetanus bacteria, leading to painful muscle spasms.
Childhood Infection Counts
In addition to the flu, you can view activity reports on many other childhood infections, including RSV, rotavirus, adenovirus, and human parainfluenza virus.
Strep Throat Tests
Review some of the ways that your Pediatrician can test your child for strep throat, including rapid strep tests and strep cultures.
Learn the basics of RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus infections and bronchiolitis.
Chickenpox is a common viral infection in children that causes an itchy rash with blisters, but it can be prevented with the varivax vaccine. Learn about symptoms, how it is spread, and common treatments.
Croup is a common childhood illness that causes a croupy cough that sounds like a barking seal, stridor and difficulty breathing. Learn the signs, symtoms and common treatments for croup so that you know what to do if your child wakes up barking.
Measles - What You Need to Know About Measles
Despite having measles in their target for elimination, measles is unfortunately still a big killer around the world and their continue to be small outbreaks in the United States. Learn about the common symptoms of measles so you can recognize if your child gets sick with this highly contagious infection.
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that causes honey colored crusted lesions on areas of irritated skin and which is treated with antibiotics.
Pink eye is a common disorder that causes a child's eyes to be red, with tearing, matting and drainage.
RSV and Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection that is usually caused by RSV, with symptoms of a runny nose, cough, difficulty breathing and wheezing. Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments for bronchiolitis.
Whoping cough is a common misspelling for whooping cough.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pictures, symptoms, treatment and more information about STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, and syphilis.
Staph Skin Infections and MRSA
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
Staph Skin Infections and MRSA
Staff is a common misspelling for the word staph. Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
Summertime infections can be caused by viruses, food poisoning, mosquito and tick borne illnesses. Learn simple precautions that can help your children to have a safe, fun and infection free summer.
Thrush - An Oral Yeast Infection
Thrush is a common infection that causes white patches inside a child's mouth. Learn about treating and preventing this common yeast infection.
Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Urinary tract infections are common in children, causing fever and pain with urination (dysuria). Kids with a UTI should be treated with antibiotics and may have to undergo testing to make sure they don't have reflux.
Swimmer's Ear - Otitis Externa
Learn how to prevent and treat children with Swimmer's Ear.
Acute Bronchitis - Adam Health Encyclopedia
An inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs (the bronchi). Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bronchitis, which can cause a productive cough in children.
Bacterial Gastroenteritis - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Bacterial gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria or bacterial toxins. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these infections that can cause diarrhea in children.
Ear infection - acute - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ear infections.
Sinusitis - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Sinusitis refers to inflammation of the sinuses. This is generally caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sinus infections.
Antibiotics - Why don't they work anymore?
With recent ear and sinus infections, my son has had to be on 2 or 3 different antibiotics to get rid of each infection. Why don't antibiotics work anymore? And does it matter which antibiotic my child takes?
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Comprehensive database of infectious diseases, from adenovirus to zoster, including clinical information, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Factsheets about most infections that occur in children and adults, including chickenpox, hepatitis, herpes, influenza, and tuberculosis.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
An organization to promote educate about infectious diseases in children, especially HIV/AIDS, herpes, CMV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Includes information about infection control, universal precautions and an ask the experts feature where you can email your questions to an infectious disease specialist.
for Parents - Infections
Collection of infections in children, including bacterial and viral infections, fungal infections, and parasite infections.
Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation includes fact sheets, an adherence guide to taking medications,
Information about transmission, preventing infection, diagnosis, signs and symptoms and treatment of HIV and AIDS in children.
Common Infections in Children
A listing of common infections infecting children, including herpes, bronchitis, chickenpox, ear infections, fifth disease, hand foot mouth disease, lice, sinus infections and urinary tract infections. Plus a guide to preventing infections.
Pertussis Fact Sheet
Pertussis or whooping cough has been increasing in recent years. Learn how to recognize and protect your child against this vaccine preventable illness.
Review the risk factors for tuberculosis and when your child should have tuberculosis testing done.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus
Although children are thought to be at low risk from the West Nile Virus, it is important to know the symptoms if your child gets sick and has recently had a mosquito bite.
Travel Health - Health and Travel Tips for Parents
Pediatricians and parents have increasingly needed to brush up on their travel health knowledge, as more and more people travel to places once thought to be rather exotic or off limits. Get travel health tips before your next trip, such as which vaccines and medicines your kids might need, to help reduce the risk that your kids get sick.
West Nile Virus
The West Nile virus has been spreading westward across the United States, causing infections in some people who are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Are your children at risk?