You’re not feeling well. You’re exhausted, coughing and have a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference.
Does a fever always mean your child is seriously ill? Not necessarily, says Cleveland Clinic pediatrician David Hornick, MD. “Many parents think a fever is caused directly by a virus or bacteria, but it’s actually caused by your child’s immune system fighting the germ,” he says. Germs don’t like higher temperatures. That’s why your body … Read More
Federal health officials continue to look into why so many children appear to be getting seriously ill from Enterovirus D68. To date, five children across the United States have died from the virus and more than 660 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia have been confirmed, says the Centers for Disease Control … Read More
Two new studies may make you more cautious about using medication to ease those pregnancy aches and pain. Researchers have found developmental problems in some children whose mothers were heavy users of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) during their pregnancies. It’s important to note that numerous studies have consistently shown acetaminophen to be safe to use during … Read More
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When your child’s forehead feels warm, your thoughts begin racing. How high is too high? Should I give Tylenol? Or when do I call my pediatrician to be sure? Find the answers in our crash course on kids’ temperatures.