Mother comforting sick child

Throwing up is no fun, for kids and parents alike. It can also be alarming. The most common cause of throwing up is a stomach virus, otherwise known as the stomach flu or acute gastroenteritis. It is often accompanied by diarrhea. CHOC pediatrician Dr. Reshmi Basu explains about the possible causes of vomiting in children and advises when it’s time to call the doctor. Read More…

Mother comforting sick child

Your child has been coughing, sneezing and running a temperature. Is this the common cold, or could it be something more serious like pneumonia? Dr. Jonathan Auth, a CHOC pediatrician, says parents can look for five key signs that indicate their child may have developed bacterial pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. Read More…

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A pediatric neurologist offers advice on what parents can do to keep headaches at bay and what types of headache warrant a trip to the emergency department. Read More…

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Children complaining of stomach pain is common, and some sources – like constipation, food allergies or even appendicitis – are obvious. Read More…

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Noticing a skin lump on a child can be scary and it’s easy to assume the worst. Fortunately, most skin lumps are benign and not a major cause for concern. Read More…

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