Common Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
- Mental Health
- Acid Reflux (8)
- Home Treatment Tips (5)
- Allergies (81)
- Asthma (45)
- Cerebral Palsy (6)
- Childhood Cancer (8)
- Children with Diabetes (8)
- Constipation (19)
- Dermatology Topics (137)
- Down Syndrome (18)
- Headaches (12)
- Hydrocephalus (5)
- Multiple Sclerosis (1)
- Orthopedic Topics (32)
- Primary Immunodeficiency (15)
Although having earwax is normal and has many benefits, it is possible to have too much of a good thing, leading to symptoms which can range from ear pain to hearing loss. Learn how to prevent and treat excessive earwax in your kids.
Iron deficiency is still a common cause of anemia in young children. Learn how to recognize and prevent iron deficiency anemia in your kids by encouraging them to eat foods with iron, avoiding risk factors for iron deficiency anemia, and getting screened when they are about 12 months old.
Vaginitis - Symptoms and Treatments
Vaginitis refers to inflammation or infection of the vagina and is a common problem in girls, both before and after they start puberty.
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common childhood health issues and problems. Do you have a child with asthma, allergies, constipation, eczema, or headaches, etc.? What works for you?
Infant Reflux and Spitting Up
Review what you should do if your infant is spitting up his formula and has gastroesophageal reflux.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that can cause a chronic cough, frequent respiratory infections, poor growth, and malabsorption. Learn about treatments and how CF is diagnosed in children, including the sweat chloride test.
Guillain-Barrè Syndrome Fact Sheet
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes weakness and tingling in the legs, arms and upper body, which can lead to paralysis. Reflexes are also usually lost. Learn about diagnosis and treatments.
Current Clinical Practice Guidelines
Links to all of the American Academy of Pediatrics practice guidelines, including how to treat children with ADHD, urinary tract infections, febrile seizures, otitis media with effusion, and acute gastroenteritis. Plus a list of AAP endorsed practice guidelines on constipation, asthma, lyme disease and reflux.
Shakes and Seizures
Review what might cause a child to have the 'shakes,' including different types of seizures.
Epilepsy in Children
Answer place center for parents of children with seizures and epilepsy from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, including recognizing signs of a seizure, managing seizures at school, and treatment options.
Wondering how to keep your child healthy? Need symptom or treatment information? Look under these symptom or disease headings from the CDC.
The General Pediatrician's View of the Internet, with information for parents and professionals about common pediatric health problems.
Parent's Common Sense Encyclopedia
Listings of common pediatric problems and conditions, with short and easy to understand explanations, including ABO incompatibilities, allergies, cold sores, diaper rashes, leukemia, SIDS, and urticaria.
Tests and Procedures
General information on common childhood tests and procedures, including biopsies, scans, studies, tests, ultrasounds, urine/stool collections, and x-rays, including a barium enema, MRI scan, Upper GI, and video swallow.