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Pediatrics: Most Popular Articles

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Ideal Body Weight Calculator for Kids and Adults
Parents often wonder if their children are overweight, underweight or just right. Using our ideal body weight calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height.
Am I Fat? - A Body Weight Quiz
Using our 'Am I Fat' body weight quiz will hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight, height and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Autism Screening Quiz Does your toddler have any signs or symptoms of autism
Height Predictor - How Tall Will My Kids Be?
Height Predictor How Tall Will My Kids Be? I'm Sorry. Our Height Predictor requires that you have javascript
How to Track Your Child's Growth
These percentile calculators can help you see where your kids are on the growth charts and how they are growing compared to other children.
Teen 'Am I Fat' Quiz Results
Here are the results of your Teen 'Am I Fat?' Quiz, whose main goal is to hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
Diabetes Symptoms - Symptoms of Diabetes...
Does your child have any diabetes symptoms, a common worry for parents? Try our symptoms of diabetes screening quiz.
BMI Calculator
BMI Calculator Are your kids over or underweight? Parents often wonder if their children are overweight,
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Do you have PPD
Is Your Child's Pulse Rate Normal?
Parents often know that their own pulse rate or heart rate should be within about 60 to 100 beats per minute. They are often surprised that younger children can have normal pulse rates that are much higher than adults.
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early...
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
Head Lice Nits - Lice Pictures
An out of focus picture of a nit, or head lice egg, with a caption and red circle around the nit to make identification easy. Page 10.
Lice Life Cycle - Lice Pictures
Review the three stages of the head lice life cycle, including the egg or nit, nymph, and adult louse in these lice pictures, as compared to the size of a penny for scale. Page 11.
Nits - Head Lice Nits Picture
An out of focus picture of a nit on a child's hair who has an active head lice infestation, with a lot of lice lice and nits in her hair. Page 9.
What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease 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.
Lice - Lice Pictures
View head lice pictures and photos of nits so that you can identify live lice on your child's hair and know when to treat your kids for head lice infestations.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor
The Best Foods to Eat for Potassium
Potassium is an important mineral that some parents look to increase in their children's diet, especially if they start complaining of things like growing pains. Learn which foods are high in potassium to help make sure your kids are getting enough of this important mineral in their diet.
Poison Ivy Rash - Picture of Poison Ivy Rash
This child had a bad poison ivy rash, with red bumps, vesicles and blisters, in a straight line or streaks, from where the poison ivy plant had contact with her leg. Page 5.
Height Weight Charts for your Kids
Growth Charts for Boys and Girls Plot your kids' height and weight on our Growth Charts Growth charts
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
Your Baby Week Two
Review how to care for your newborn baby during her second week, including breastfeeding tips, safety advice, medical issues, common questions and answers, and what to expect at your baby's two week check-up.
Poison Ivy Rash - Poison Ivy Rash Picture
A picture of the classic poison ivy rash on a child's arm. Page 4.
Kids Calorie Calculator
Kids Calorie Calculator How many calories do you need each day? Sorry, but our Calorie Calculator requires
The 25 Best Sunscreens for Kids
Learn how to choose the best sunscreen or sun block for your kids.
Live Louse on Hair - Lice Pictures
A picture of a live head louse on a girl's head, with a red circle around the louse and a caption to make identification easy. Page 8.
A Handy Schedule for Feeding Your Baby
Review some basic baby feeding schedules so that you know when to start giving your baby cereal, vegetables, fruits, and table foods, and how much breastmilk or formula he should be drinking.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Female...
Statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Male in...
Statistics for the average height of an adult man in the United States.
Is Your Child Taking Pills? How to Identify Them
Review how to identify pills that you might find in your teen's pockets, especially if you suspect that they might be abusing drugs.
Growth Chart: Girls Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - girls body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash
Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash. Pediatrics. Page 9.
Adult Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
Poison Ivy on the Ground
Here is another good reason to always wear shoes when walking around outside, poison ivy growing on the ground, mixed in among these weeds. Page 6.
How to Help Your Baby Sleep Well
Now that your baby is eight weeks old, it is a good time to review feeding schedules, sleep schedules, breastfeeding goals, childhood infections, the two month well child checkup with your pediatrician, how to safely use a Bumbo Baby Seat, and how to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Is your child ready for potty training
Allowance Calculator - How much should your...
Allowance Calculator How much should your child get? Sorry, but our Allowance Calculator requires that
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.
Your Kid Has Bruised Legs: Should You Be Worried?
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.
Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy Treatment Guide
Having a poison ivy treatment plan is essential if your kids play outside, since they will eventually be exposed to poison ivy and may break out in a rash. Learn to avoid these reactions by recognizing what poison ivy looks like and what treatments are available.
Head Lice - Head Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse on the head of a young child with a head lice infestation. Page 7.
Adult Male Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of an adult louse, which is likely a male, since it is a little skinnier than typical female head lice. Page 3.
Head Louse Close-Up Picture - Head Lice...
A close-up picture of a live head louse, which can help you to identify head lice on your child's hair during a lice infestation. Page 4.
Eating Disorders Screening Quiz - Do your kids...
An eating disorder screening quiz to see if your children and teens might have symptoms of an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia.
Treat Head Lice Quickly and Easily With These...
Learn the basics of diagnosing kids with head lice and infestations and the latest recommendations. Page 1 of 2.
Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of a head louse near a hair to show scale and so you can see how big head lice really are. Page 6.
Poison Ivy Plant
A picture of a poison ivy plant growing at the base of an old wood fence post. Page 10.
Poison Oak Rash - Poison Oak Rash Picture
View a picture of a classic poison oak rash, a blistering rash that you can get after having contact with poison oak. Page 19.
Poison Ivy Warning Sign
An easy way to avoid poison ivy is to simply look for posted warning or caution signs like this one that says 'Caution Poison Ivy.'. Page 7.
Insect Repellent - Best Insect Repellents for...
Learn which insect repellent is going to provide the best protection against biting insects and ticks, including those with DEET, Picaridin, and some natural insect repellents.
Poison Ivy Pictures
Review pictures of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, so that you can identify and avoid them, and see what kind of rashes that poison ivy can cause.
Growth Chart: Boys Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Boys Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Poison Ivy Closeup Picture
View the classic 'leaves of three' appearance of poison ivy in this closeup picture, including red stems and green berries. Page 8.
Bug Bite - Bug Bite Picture
Bug bites can be scary for parents, since even a 'normal' reaction to an bug bite, as shown in this picture, can include redness, swelling, and warm skin. Page 2.
Kid's Height Calculator - Two Years Times Two...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Choosing an Insect Repellent
Review when you can start using an insect repellent on your kids and get help choosing an insect repellent that is safe and provides good protection against mosquito bites and other bugs.
Review how to avoid chiggers and treat chigger bites, which are common in late spring, summer, and early fall.
How Tall Will Your Kids Be?
Our height predictors can give you a pretty good idea of what your child's future height will be, even if you don't have access to a crystal ball.
Poison Ivy Plants
Poison Ivy growing in a well groomed yard in Atlanta, Georgia. Page 11.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
Tylenol *Dosage Calculator How much Tylenol should you give your child? Sorry, but our Tylenol Dosage
What to Expect During Your Baby's Sixth Week of...
Common issues that you may have to deal with at six weeks include growth spurts and pseudo-constipation with your breastfeeding baby, the peak of colic symptoms, diaper rashes and eczema. Plus, learn about infant CPR, using sunscreen, essential baby products, vitamins, and starting cereal.
Is Frequent Urination in Children Cause for...
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.
Should You Give Your Kids Pepto-Bismol?
Review whether or not you can give your kids Pepto-Bismol when your kids have stomach problems, such as indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, or nausea.
What You Can Do to Relieve That Itch
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.
Poison Ivy
A nice picture of a poison ivy plant which demonstrates a lot of things you should look for to help you identify and avoid poison ivy. Page 12.
Poison Oak
Get help identify poison oak with this picture showing the classic cluster of three oak like leaves. Page 13.
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Learning Disability Screening Quiz Does your child have a learning disability
Lip Licker's Dermatitis
During the winter, when many kids have dry skin, they often also get red irritated skin around their mouth, which leads to a classic lip licker's dermatitis. Page 15.
Eastern Poison Ivy
View the classic 'leaves of three, let it be' configuration of a poison ivy plant. Page 20.
What Parents Need to Know About Iron-Rich Foods...
Review this list of iron rich foods so that you can give your kids at least two or three foods that have a lot of iron in them each day and avoid iron deficiency anemia.
Lyme Disease Rash
Erythema migrans is the classic Lyme disease rash that usually develops 7 to 14 days after getting bitten by an infected deer tick.
Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn if you can catch chickenpox from a person with shingles.
Is This Poison Ivy?
Is this poison ivy or virginia creeper growing on an old barn in Pennsylvania? Page 14.
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Bush
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Bush. Pediatrics. Page 15.
Your Child's Predicted Height - Two Years Times...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Poison Sumac
Get help identifying and avoiding poison sumac by viewing this picture of poison sumac, showing the end of the classic seven to 13 smooth edged leaflets. Page 16.
Do you know how many people have died of...
People have died of measles in the United States in the past 10 years. Thanks to the MMR vaccine, it is certainly not as many deaths as in the pre-vaccine era, but measles is still deadly, even with good nutrition and modern health care.
Yeast - Diaper Rash Pictures
You should suspect a yeast diaper rash, as shown in this picture, when your baby's regular diaper rash just isn't getting better and then becomes bright red, and is surrounded with red bumps (satellite lesions). Page 9.
Fifth Disease
Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum) is a common viral infection of childhood that causes a distinctive rash, including red or 'slapped cheeks' and a pink or red lacelike rash on their arms. Page 5.
Poison Oak on a Cedar Tree
Poison Oak in bud, growing on a cedar tree. Page 21.
Growth Chart: Girls Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Girls Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
What Every Parent Should Know About Staph...
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
Here's How Much Calcium Your Growing Child Needs
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Are Swollen Glands in Children Normal?
Swollen glands or lymph nodes worry many parents, even though they are common and often normal, which makes it important to understand the signs and symptoms of more serious causes of swollen glands.
When Your Child Should Start Using Deodorant
Learn how to control a child's body odor and at what age you should start using deodorant.
Riding A Bike
Riding a bike is an important milestone for kids, but not one to stress over. Most kids learn to ride a bike when they are ready, no matter which method you choose to teach them, so remember to keep it fun.
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Plant
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Plant. Pediatrics. Page 17.
Don't Panic: What to Do if Your Child Has a Fever
Parents often worry when their child get a fever, which is there is even a term to describe how parents sometimes get over-concerned or overreact to fever -- fever phobia. Learn why you shouldn't panic when your child has a fever though and what you should do instead.
Chicken Pox
View a picture of the classic rash of chicken pox infections, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs. Page 4.
Top Protein Rich Foods Your Children Should Be...
Review common protein rich foods that your kids may be eating and learn if your children are getting enough protein in their diet.
Growth Chart: Boys Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Boys birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
Why You Shouldn't Let Babies Sleep Anywhere...
With your first baby, every thing that happens, from your baby's first cries to her first diaper change, can be new, unexpected, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming. This guide to your baby's first week will help you with everything you need to know, from breastfeeding tips to the first visit to your pediatrician to make this week more fun and less overwhelming.
Review a picture of the characteristic rash of a tinea corporis (ringworm) infection. Note the red, ring shaped lesion with scale. Page 6.
What You Should Know About the Latest Measles...
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
Keep Your Baby Safe! Understand These Car Seat...
The latest car seat guidelines from the AAP recommend that kids sit rear-facing until they are two years old, forward-facing with harness straps until they reach their car seats height and weight limits, and in a booster seat until they are ready for seats belts when they are 57 inches tall.
Safe Dosages for Infant Tylenol
Review why a new concentration of Tylenol that is replacing the Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops may lead to confusion about the dosage for Infants' Tylenol.
Wait, Kids Can Get Shingles?
My daughter was just diagnosed with shingles. She is only fourteen. Isn't shingles just something older people get? Can kids get shingles?
Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a rash caused by a virus that caused small, flesh colored, dome shaped bumps on a child's skin. Page 7.
Pityriasis Rosea - Pityriasis Rosea Picture
Pityriasis rosea is often confused with ringworm, because this skin rash typically begins with a large scaly herald patch that actually does look like a ringworm. Page 12.
Everything Parents Need to Know About Hives
Review common triggers for hives in children, including foods, medications, and other less common causes, and how to treat your child with hives.
Does Hair Loss in Children Signify Health...
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 a picture of the characteristic red blotchy rash of a child with measles and read about other measles symptoms these children have. Page 8.
Height Comparison Calculator
This Height Comparison Calculator makes it easy to see how your child's predicted height compares to everyone else (or enter your own height to see how your compare to the average adult).
Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their...
Help for parents wanting to do their research about immunizations and who are having trouble wading through all of the myths and misconceptions about vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, and vaccine safety.
What to Do When a Fever Won't Go Away
Review what to do about a child who has a prolonged fever and is not getting any better.
Spider Bites
Although spiders seem to be everywhere, extremely few of these spiders are dangerous. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of spider bites and what to do if you think that your child has been bitten by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider.
What You Should Know About Poison Ivy Rashes
Learn how to identify a child with a poison ivy rash and a classic case of poison ivy, which might include a child with a known exposure to poison ivy after a camping trip, hike in the woods, or day at the lake, who then develops a red, itchy rash all over his body a few days later.
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children Constipation is a common problem for infants and children and
Tinea Capitis
A picture showing the round, scaly patches with hair loss that are charactistic of tinea capitis or ringworm on a child's scalp. Page 13.
Growth Chart: Boys Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - Boys body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Poison Ivy and English Ivy
Poison ivy plants growing out of a patch of English ivy near a wood post. Page 23.
What to Do if Your Child Is Bitten by a Stray Cat
My preschooler was bitten by a stray cat in the neighborhood this afternoon. What should I do? Could he get rabies from a cat bite? Does he need antibiotics?
Understanding the New Growth Standard for...
WHO growth charts are the new standard to monitor the how well younger children are growing, as they do a better job of representing the normal growth of breastfeeding babies.
What You Should Know About Ringworm in Children
Ringworm is usually a mild fungal infection of the skin that causes a red circular lesion with a scaly border.
Learn to Identify These Shingles Symptoms
Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a reactivation of chickenpox, which can cause pain and a classic rash, with clusters of small bumps that turn into vesicles (fluid filled blisters) and eventually form crusty scabs.
Treat Your Child's Head Lice the Right Way With...
Review the symptoms of head lice infestations and get information about some of the natural remedies and home remedies for treating head lice.
Child with a Cold Sore
View a picture of a child with a cold sore or fever blister on her lip. Page 14.
When Is My Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
Review the ages, stages, and steps, at which your baby can eat each type of baby food.
The Best Way to Prevent an Uncomfortable Heat...
Learn about the symptoms, prevention, and treatment for babies and children with heat rash or prickly heat.
How to Treat a Child's Fever
What to do about your child's fever, including a description of what a fever is, effective treatments, including using acetaminophen and ibuprofen, and things to avoid.
Learn about Live Vaccines and Vaccine Shedding
Live vaccines, despite some parents' concerns about vaccine shedding, have played an important part in combating deadly infections, including measles, polio, and small pox.
Do Your Child's Frequent Nosebleeds Need...
Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.
How Much Formula Should You Be Feeding Your Baby?
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.
The Top 10 Healthy Foods that Kids Actually Like
Review a list of the healthy foods that kids actually like to eat, so that you can avoid many of the high-calorie, high-fat and kid-friendly foods that kids often end up eating.
How to Check Your Child's Temperature
Get help deciding which thermometer is best to help you check your child's temperature so that you can figure out when he has a fever.
Why Your Baby's Eye Color May Change (and Why...
Review how to take care of your ten week old baby, including information on breastfeeding twins, avoiding water and juice, whether your baby's eye color will change, babywearing, RSV, and why your baby shouldn't be around second hand smoke.
How to Stay Safe From Ringworm
Ringworm is common in children, and although parents are quick to blame their pets for giving their kids this rash, the family dog or cat isn't always to blame. Review how kids can catch ringworm.
Eczema - Eczema Pictures
Review a picture of the typical skin rash caused by eczema, which can be helpful in diagnosing your child with eczema.
What Is a Stye and Is It Dangerous for Babies?
A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a common infection on a child's eyelid. Learn about the symptoms and treatments in case your child gets a stye.
ADHD Symptom Quiz - Does your child have ADHD?
Does your child have ADHD? Use our symptom checklist to see if your child has symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Bed Bugs - Bed Bug Bites
Once limited to hotel and motel rooms, perhaps from international travelers, bed bugs are now a problem in many homes and apartments. Learn about the symptoms of bed bug bites and how to get rid of bed bugs.
Why Your Child May Have a Black Tongue
My son has had a stomach ache for a few days. It was mild and I wasn't too worried about it, but this morning he woke up with a black tongue. He otherwise seems fine, but I have never seen anything like it. What could be wrong with him?
Know These Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis
Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatments of viral and bacterial meningitis and how it is diagnosed.
How to Tell If Your Baby Is Teething
Parents often think that their baby's are teething when they begin drooling and putting their fingers in their mouth when they are around three or four months old. Review more classic teething symptoms and learn what you should do if you think your baby is teething.
Scabies Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Scabies is a skin infestation that can cause an intensely itchy rash. Learn about how to diagnosis and treat children with scabies.
Are Sweating Babies Normal?
At fifteen months, parents should become familiar with thumb sucking, avoiding food allergies, excessive sweating, oral hygiene, optional vaccines, making sure your baby passed his hearing test and they may want to become familiar with infant potty training if they are eager to get out of diapers anytime soon.
Growth Chart: Girls Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Girls birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
Poison Ivy Near a Log?
Is that poison ivy growing near this log? Page 3.
Getting Into Poison Ivy
It is easy to see how kids might get into poison ivy as you see these twins walking around in the background of these trees that have poison ivy growing all around them. Page 2.
What Your Two Week Old Baby Should Eat
You Two Week Old. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
What High-Fiber Foods Should You Give Your Kids?
Review these lists of high fiber foods to find healthy foods for your child, and learn which foods are good sources of fiber, including many fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), breads, and cereals.
What You Always Wanted to Know About Treating...
Parents sometimes treat their children with poison ivy home remedies to try and control the itching. This sometimes works for very mild cases, but a visit to your pediatrician for prescription poison ivy remedies is often needed when your child has a poison ivy rash, especially if it is on the face or all over his body.
What Parents Need to Know About Baby Weight
Was your baby born too big, too small, or just right? Check the average birth weight of other babies and other baby birth weight statistics to see how your newborn compares on the growth charts.
Tylenol or Motrin: Which Is a Better Fever...
What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?
Identifying Poison Ivy
You can help kids avoid poison ivy by showing them where it is and what it looks like...
How To Understanding Growth Charts
Growth charts are an important way to monitor your child's growth. This should provide you with all of the information you need to follow how well your child is growing.
What Every Parent Should Know About Roseola
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.
Is Your Child's Fever Bad Enough for a Doctor's...
Review when you should call your Pediatrician when your infant, toddler, or older child has a fever.
How to Use Duct Tape in the Treatment of Warts
An increasingly popular home wart remedy involves applying duct tape to warts. Learn more about the duct tape method to treat warts, which may be a good option if you haven't had luck with other more common wart treatments.

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