First Aid: Vomiting for Parents
Vomiting can be caused by many things, most commonly gastroenteritis (the "stomach flu"). Here's what to do when your child throws up.
Vomiting for Parents
Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.
Pyloric Stenosis for Parents
Pyloric stenosis can make a baby vomit forcefully and often. It can lead to serious problems like dehydration, and needs medical treatment right away.
Severe Morning Sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) for Parents
Bouts of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are considered normal. But when they're so severe that a woman can't keep foods down, she and her baby's health are at risk.
Dehydration for Parents
Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.
Helicobacter pylori for Parents
H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Coughing for Parents
Coughs are a common symptom, but most aren't a sign of a serious condition. Learn about different coughs, how to help your child feel better, and when to call your doctor.
First Aid: Stomachaches for Parents
Stomachaches are common in childhood, and often caused by gas, constipation or viruses. Find out when a stomachache requires a trip to the doctor.
When and Where to Get Medical Care for Parents
Should you head to the ER when your child is hurt or ill? What about an urgent care center? Different problems need different levels of care, and you have many options.
Caring for Your Child After an Appendectomy for Parents
It takes a few weeks to feel back to normal after an appendix removal, so kids need to rest. Here's how to help your child recover from surgery, and signs that you might need to call a doctor.