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Colds (Upper Respiratory Infection)

Definition Runny or stuffy nose, sometimes with fever, sore throat, cough, hoarse voice or swollen glands in the neck Other causes of nasal congestion: Many children and adults have a profusely runny nose in the winter when they are...

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Colic

Definition: Colic means excessive crying in an infant 2 to 12 weeks of age who is otherwise healthy. It is a very common occurrence among infants, and the cause is unknown. Because many physical problems can cause excessive crying...

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Constipation

Constipation is a common illness that affects both small infants and older children. It can be a source of pain and embarrassment for the child, and frustration for the parent. In general, we define constipation by pain and effort,...

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Cough

Cough is one of the most frustrating symptoms to deal with as a parent, and equally frustrating for the physician. MOST of the time there is very little that can be done about a cough. Emergency Care Quick reference...

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Croup

Perhaps one of the most frightening of the common childhood illnesses that we deal with as parents is croup. Your child may wake up in the middle of the night with a barky cough, or even gasping for breath,...

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