Where to go when your child is sick
If your child is sick or injured, it is important to know where to take them for care. Learn what can be treated at a pediatric urgent care center and a pediatrician's office.Learn More
Why, when and how to wash your kids’ hands
Washing your hands throughout the day, and encouraging your kids to do the same, can help stop the spread of germs and prevent illnesses and infections, like colds, the flu and COVID-19.learn more
Flu Symptoms and Prevention
The flu is a common respiratory illness caused by a virus. Here’s what to know about managing symptoms and preventing your child from getting the flu.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
If your infant or young child’s runny nose and cough turn into trouble breathing, the problem could be RSV, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Helping Your Child or Teen Overcome Fear of Shots
We understand that your child or teen may have a fear of needles. Here’s how you can ease their anxiety and help them cope with immunizations.
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.
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.
Sinus Infections, and When to Consider Surgery
If your child is suffering from chronic sinus infections, surgery might be the best choice. Here’s what to expect from endoscopic sinus surgery.
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.
Understanding Urinary Tract Infections in Kids
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in children, especially girls. This guide will help you understand how a UTI occurs, what are the most common symptoms of this infection and how you can help ensure it’s treated effectively.
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.
Staying Up to Date on Immunizations
Vaccines are the safest, best way to protect your child from several serious diseases. Don’t let COVID-19 scare you away from the pediatrician’s office.
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 Spot and Respond to Asthma Flare-Ups
Asthma flare-ups can be scary, especially when they’re happening to your child. Here’s how to see them coming and what to do to care for your child.
Hepatitis Illness in Children: What You Need to Know
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, and can be caused by viral infections, alcohol use, toxins, medications and certain other medical conditions.
Parechovirus in Children: What You Need to Know
Children’s infectious disease physicians weigh in on the signs and symptoms of parechovirus and when you should bring your child to their pediatrician.
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.
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.