What Causes Ear Infections in Kids?
Ear infections are common but can be quite painful for kids. Here’s what parents need to know, including advice on when it’s time to see the pediatrician.
6 Reasons Your Child Needs a Flu Shot
The flu is a common, contagious and potentially dangerous virus. Here’s how the flu shot can keep your family safe and why it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated.
What Do I Do When My Child Has a Fever?
Fevers in kids can be scary, but they’re not always a cause for alarm. Here’s what to do when your child feels hot and when it’s time to call the doctor.
How to Know if Your Child Has Strep Throat
All sore throats aren’t equal. Here are some hints that your child’s sore throat is more serious than just a cold.
Pediatric Care, Urgent Care or Emergency Care?
Knowing where to take your child will help her get needed care quickly and might help you avoid a long wait.
How to Safely Clean Your Child’s Ears
Make sure you don’t do more harm than good by reading these tips before cleaning your child’s ears.
Understanding Anxiety in Kids and Teens
Anxiety in kids and teens doesn’t always look the same as it does in adults. Here’s what to look for and how to get them help.
Safe Ways to Comfort Sick Kids
It’s no fun when kids are sick. Here are some helpful home remedies and other tips to get them back on their feet.
When to Keep Sick Kids Home From School
It’s hard to judge sometimes when a kid with the sniffles should go to school or stay home. Here’s some good advice from pediatricians on how to decide.
The No. 1 Way to Keep Germs Away
Few things are more effective at preventing the spread of germs than good handwashing. Here’s what to know and how to teach your kids to do it right.
Flu, COVID-19, Cold—What’s the Difference?
Though they have some symptoms in common, here’s how to tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.
Common Kid Coughs Explained
What does it mean when a child’s cough is wet, dry or “whooping?” We break down some of the most common coughs in kids.
How to Avoid Medication Mistakes
The last thing parents should do is make their sick child more sick by giving him the wrong medication—or too much. Here’s what to know.
Why Immunizations Are So Important
Immunizations are the best, safest way to protect your kids from several dangerous illnesses. Here’s how to make sure your kids are protected.
Concussion: When to Worry About Hits to the Head
From sports injuries to big bumps and falls, kids of all ages are at risk for concussion. Know the signs and symptoms, and learn how to keep your child safe.
Chest Pain in Kids: What to Do
Kids can have pain in their chests for a number of reasons, some of them relatively harmless. Here’s what parents should know and when to take them to the doctor.
Why Your Kid May Be Complaining About Back Pain
It’s not just adults who have back pain. Our pediatric experts treat teens and kids for back pain, whether it’s their muscles or bones or something else.
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This content is general information and is not specific medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the health of a child. In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.