Symptoms of Childhood Illnesses
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- Abdominal Pain (9)
- Cough (25)
- Diarrhea (20)
- Earache (6)
- Fever (21)
- Pink Eye (4)
- Skin Rashes (20)
- Runny Nose (11)
- Sore Throats (20)
- Vomiting (28)
- Wheezing (7)
Eating ice and other non-food items, like dirt and paper, is usually thought to be associated with kids who have iron deficiency anemia. These kids might compulsively eat almost anything, even the carpet or couch cushions.
Swollen glands or lymph nodes worry many parents, even though they are common and often normal, which makes it important to understand the causes and signs when they might be serious.
Bronchitis is a common diagnosis for kids with lingering coughs, which leads to many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. That makes it important to learn to recognize bronchitis symptoms when your kids get them.
Learn how to recognize diabetes symptoms, both so that you can recognize early symptoms if your child actually develops diabetes and so that you don't worry about symptoms, like craving sugar, that don't actually have anything to do with diabetes.
Review common mysterious symptoms, such as a linger fever, skin rashes, fatigue, weight loss, swollen glands, muscle aches, and joint aches, and what can cause them.
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Medical Symptom Checker
A medical symptom checker to help you figure out what is wrong with your child. Common symptoms that you can review include ear pain, fever, diarrhea, cough, wheezing, etc.
Medicine Side Effects
Parents and pediatricians are becoming much more aware these days of the possible side effects of the medicines that kids are being prescribed. Learn how to recognize medicine side effects and what you can do to try and limit drug side effects.
Poison Ivy Symptoms
Review the symptoms of poison ivy, which typically includes an intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters that forms after exposure to poison ivy, poison sumac, or poison oak.
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with common symptoms, like a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting. What works for you?
Symptoms of Food Allergies
Food allergies are common; but not as common as some parents believe. That makes it important to learn the symptoms of food allergies, so that you don't mistake a food intolerance for a more serious food allergy.
In addition to having symptoms that always occur in a certain time of the year (seasonal allergies), you can suspect allergies if your child has symptoms after being around a specific indoor allergy trigger. These allergy symptoms usually include a runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and red eyes.
What Are the Symptoms of a Sprain?
Review the common symptoms of a sprained ligament, including pain, swelling, bruising, instability, and the loss of the ability to move and use the joint.
Understanding what typical flu symptoms are in children can help you figure out if your child is sick with the flu and they can include a sudden onset of high fever, muscle aches, tiredness, headache, cough, sore throat, and runny nose.
Symptoms of Childhood Cancer
Review the symptoms of childhood cancer, including persistent vomiting, bone pain, coughing, weight loss, fever, and an enlarging mass.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Does your child have any symptoms of diabetes? Try our symptoms of diabetes screening quiz.
Pertussis Symptoms - Symptoms of Whooping Cough and Pertussis
Since pertussis and pertussis outbreaks are not uncommon, even though it is a vaccine preventable infection, it is important to recognize pertussis symptoms in case your child gets sick.
Symptoms of Brain Tumors
Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor? Try our symptoms of brain tumors screening quiz.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms
An obstructive sleep apnea screening quiz to see if your kids have symptoms of OSA, such as loud snoring, headaches, and behavior problems.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were four large outbreaks of Salmonella infections in the United States during 2007. Learn about common Salmonella symptoms so that you can recognize if your children get a Salmonella infection.
Thyroid Symptoms - Symptoms of Thyroid Problems
Thyroid disorders are not rare in children, but they are not as common as parents usually believe. Reviewing some of the common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can help you to know when to get thyroid function tests ordered for your child and when to look for another cause for your child's symptoms.
Excessive Sweating - Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating Con…
Learn more about hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, which can cause teens to have sweaty palms, sweaty feet, facial sweating, or excessive underarm sweating and what you can do to help control it.