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Every child gets sick from time to time. When your child isn't feeling well, you'll want to know how to recognize the symptoms, how to help, and when to call the doctor. Find out what you need to know about all the common and not-so-common infections.
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Bacterial & Viral Infections
  A Parent's Guide to H1N1 Influenza
  Adenovirus
  Bronchiolitis
  Campylobacter Infections
  Cat Scratch Disease
  Cellulitis
  Chickenpox
  Chlamydia
  Cold Sores
  Common Cold
  Coxsackievirus Infections
  Croup
  Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  Dengue Fever
  Diphtheria
  E. Coli
  Encephalitis
  Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature
  Fifth Disease
  Food Poisoning
  Genital Herpes
  Genital Warts
  Gonorrhea
  H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
  Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  Helicobacter pylori
  Hepatitis
  HIV and AIDS
  Impetigo
  Infant Botulism
  Infections That Pets Carry
  Influenza (Flu)
  Is it a Medical Emergency?
  Listeria Infections
  Lyme Disease
  Mad Cow Disease
  Measles
  Meningitis
  Middle Ear Infections
  Mononucleosis
  MRSA
  Mumps
  Osteomyelitis
  Peritonsillar Abscess
  Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  Pneumonia
  Polio
  Rabies
  Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
  Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  Reye Syndrome
  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  Roseola
  Rotavirus
  Rubella (German Measles)
  Salmonella Infections
  Scarlet Fever
  Shigella Infections
  Shingles
  Sinusitis
  Smallpox
  Staph Infections
  Strep Throat
  Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  Syphilis
  Tetanus
  Tonsillitis
  Toxic Shock Syndrome
  Toxic Synovitis
  Tuberculosis
  Urinary Tract Infections
  Vaginal Yeast Infections
  Warts
  West Nile Virus
  What Is "PANS"?
  Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  Yersiniosis
Cold & Flu Review
  A Cold or Allergies: Which Is It?
  Avian Flu
  Common Cold
  Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse
  Flu Center
  H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
  How Many Doses of Flu Vaccine Does My Child Need?
  Influenza (Flu)
  Is It a Cold or the Flu?
  Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?
  Tips for Treating the Flu
  Too Late for a Flu Shot?
Common Childhood Infections
  Can Chronic Ear Infections Cause Long-Term Hearing Loss?
  Chickenpox
  Cold Sores
  Common Cold
  Diarrhea
  Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature
  Flu Center
  Head Lice
  Influenza (Flu)
  Is It a Cold or the Flu?
  Middle Ear Infections
  Mononucleosis
  Neonatal Infections
  Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  Tips for Treating the Flu
  Urinary Tract Infections
Ear Infections
  Can Chronic Ear Infections Cause Long-Term Hearing Loss?
  Ears
  Flying and Your Child's Ears
  Middle Ear Infections
  Middle Ear Infections and Ear Tube Surgery
  Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
Eye Infections
  Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  Styes
Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.)
  Diaper Rash
  Infections That Pets Carry
  Pneumocystis Pneumonia
  Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete's Foot)
Immunizations
  Does the Seasonal Flu Shot Protect Against H1N1 Flu?
  Flu Center
  Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
  How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?
  Immunization Schedule
  Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?
  Too Late for a Flu Shot?
  Your Child's Immunizations
  Your Child's Immunizations: Chickenpox Vaccine
  Your Child's Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis A Vaccine (HAV)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis B Vaccine (HBV)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Hib Vaccine
  Your Child's Immunizations: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Influenza Vaccine
  Your Child's Immunizations: Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccine
  Your Child's Immunizations: Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV, PPSV)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Polio Vaccine (IPV)
  Your Child's Immunizations: Rotavirus Vaccine
Lung & Respiratory Infections
  Adenovirus
  Bronchiolitis
  Croup
  Diphtheria
  H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
  Influenza (Flu)
  Measles
  Meningitis
  Pneumocystis Pneumonia
  Pneumonia
  Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  Scarlet Fever
  Sinusitis
  Strep Throat
  Tuberculosis
  Walking Pneumonia
  Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Medical Tests
  A Directory of Medical Tests
  Basic Blood Chemistry Tests
  Blood Culture
  Blood Test: Complete Blood Count
  Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel
  Stool Tests
  Strep Test: Throat Culture
  Urine Tests
Parasitic Infections (Worms, Lice, etc.)
  Amebiasis
  Ascariasis
  Bedbugs
  Chiggers
  Giardiasis
  Head Lice
  Infections That Pets Carry
  Malaria
  Pinworm
  Pubic Lice
  Toxocariasis
  Toxoplasmosis
  Trichomoniasis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  Chlamydia
  Genital Herpes
  Genital Warts
  Gonorrhea
  HIV and AIDS
  Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  Pubic Lice
  STDs
  Syphilis
  Trichomoniasis
Skin Infections & Rashes
  Abscess
  Acanthosis Nigricans
  Cellulitis
  Chickenpox
  Cold Sores
  Cradle Cap (Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis)
  Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis)
  Eczema
  Erythema Multiforme
  Erythema Toxicum
  Fifth Disease
  Genital Herpes
  Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  Hives (Urticaria)
  Impetigo
  Infections That Pets Carry
  Lyme Disease
  Measles
  Molluscum Contagiosum
  Oral Thrush
  Paronychia
  Pityriasis Rosea
  Psoriasis
  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  Roseola
  Rubella (German Measles)
  Scabies
  Scarlet Fever
  Toxic Shock Syndrome
  Vitiligo
  Warts
Stomach & Intestinal Infections
  Appendicitis
  Ascariasis
  Campylobacter Infections
  Cholera
  Dengue Fever
  Diarrhea
  Food Poisoning
  Giardiasis
  Helicobacter pylori
  Pinworm
  Rotavirus
  Salmonella Infections
  Shigella Infections
  Tapeworm
  Typhoid Fever
  Yersiniosis