There are many symptoms that are very distinctive for specific childhood illnesses and should make it easy for you and your pediatrician to recognize when your child is sick with one of them, including the seal bark cough of croup and the pattern of a fever followed by a rash of roseola.
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.
Thyroid problems are not rare in children, but they are not as common as many parents believe. Reviewing some common thyroid symptoms 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.
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.
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.
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 the symptoms of glaucoma in infants and children, including having a cloudy cornea, excessive tearing, blinking, and light sensitivity.
Heat stroke is a serious condition; even if treated, many people with heat stroke will die. This makes it important to learn to avoid heat stroke and just as importantly, learn to recognize heat stroke symptoms.
Learn about classic Lyme disease symptoms, including how to identify erythema migrans, so that you can recognize if your child has Lyme disease following a tick bite.
Hair loss is a scary and frustrating symptom for parents, especially since you don't really expect kids to lose their hair. Learn about common causes and treatments of hair loss, including ringworm, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.
Review common mysterious symptoms, such as a lingering fever, skin rashes, fatigue, weight loss, swollen glands, muscle aches, and joint aches, and what can cause them.
Food poisoning is common, and when people experience diarrhea and vomiting, they often think it is food poisoning. Learn the classic symptoms of food poisoning, so that you will know when to suspect when your kids may be sick from eating contaminated food or when they may have a simple stomach virus.
Learn about the common symptoms of pinworm infections, including rectal itching and restless sleep.
Although once thought to be rare, celiac disease is now known to be fairly common, affecting up to 1% of people in the United States. Learn the classic symptoms of celiac disease, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and irritability, so that you can recognize them in your child.
Although bruising is often normal in active children, if your child has excessive bruising or easy bruising and other signs of a bleeding disorder, then be sure to see your pediatrician right away. Learn some of the reasons why children may have easy bruising and bleeding.
Hip pain is surprisingly common in kids and although often caused by simple sprains and strains, usually warrants a trip to your pediatrician to make sure that the hip pain isn't caused by a more serious condition, such as septic arthritis, that could quickly get worse without prompt treatment.
Although gas can lead to gas pain, it is important to remember that gas can be a normal, especially in newborns and infants. Review common causes and treatments for excessive gas and gas pain.
Review common meningitis symptoms, which can include a fever, stiff neck, headache, vomiting, and irritability, so that you can recognize if your child has meningitis.
Review what to do if your child has chronic or persistent symptoms or has symptoms that keep coming back, such as a cough, runny nose, fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Although we usually think of motion sickness as something that happens when riding on a boat or getting seasick, children can get motion sickness in a car, bus, horse, airplane, rollercoaster, etc. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's motion sickness before your next family vacation.
Review the problem of having sugar or glucose in your urine, or glucosuria, which is one of the signs of diabetes.
Review the symptoms of a concussion, a type of brain injury that sometimes occurs during many high school sports, including baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling, and may cause athletes to appear dazed, stunned, and confused.
While not always caused by a serious problem, like diabetes or a urinary tract infection, a visit to your Pediatrician to get a urinalysis is a good idea if your child develops frequent urination.
Review the symptoms of muscular dystrophy in children, plus information about testing and treatments.