Parent Advice Line

Children’s Health Information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

CHOC Children’s happy to present you with our Parent Advice Line (PAL). This automated service provides you with immediate information on children’s health topics when you need it: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This information is intended to supplement information provided to you by your pediatrician or family physician.

To use PAL, simply call (714) 912-8927, enter the four-digit topic numbers listed on this web page, or stay on the line for a complete listing of topics.

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ALLERGIES AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
3100
Allergies
3103
Allergy Tests
3102
Controlling Your Environment When You Have Allergies
3107
Drug Allergy
3811
Enlarged Lymph Nodes in Children
4209
Eye Allergy
4441
Flu Shots
3109
Food Allergy
3814
Food Allergy in Children
3412
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
3110
Hay Fever
3817
Hay Fever in Children
3111
Hives
4664
Immunizations for Adults
4663
Immunizations for Children
3207
Lupus
5063
Lymph Nodes, Enlarged
3419
Myasthenia Gravis
3101
National Support Services for People Who Have Allergies
3112
Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak
3231
Scleroderma
3113
Severe Allergic Reaction
4443
Shots for Travel
4867
Sjögren’s Syndrome
4942
Tetanus Shots
BLOOD AND CANCER
4402
Anemia
3607
Blood Clots
4403
Blood Donation
4404
Blood Transfusion
3503
Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
3500
Childhood Leukemia
4321
Hemophilia
4334
Sickle Cell Anemia
BONES, MUSCLES AND JOINTS
3151
Amputation
3154
Arthritis
3157
Arthroscopy
3159
Aspirin and Arthritis
4650
Back Pain Prevention at Work
3269
Baker’s Cyst
3267
Bone Chips in the Elbow
3268
Bone Chips in the Knee
3163
Bowlegs and Knock-Knees
3218
Brittle Bones in Children
3169
Bursitis
3170
Calcific Tendonitis
3171
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
3172
Cast Care
3155
Chores Made Easier When You Have Arthritis
3173
Costochondritis
3232
Curved Spine or Scoliosis
3256
Dupuytren’s Contracture
3187
Frozen Shoulder
3188
Ganglion Cyst
3189
Gout
3192
Hip Dislocation in Childhood
3198
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
3205
Low Back Pain
3259
Managing Your Arthritis
3209
Muscle Cramps and Spasms
3738
Muscular Dystrophy
3213
Neck Spasms
3216
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
3217
Osteoarthritis
3219
Osteoporosis
3221
Paget’s Disease of Bone
3223
Pigeon Toe
3225
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
3228
Rheumatoid Arthritis
3233
Septic Arthritis
3055
Septic Arthritis in Children
3241
Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk
3244
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
3203
The Hip Problem of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
3250
Torticollis
3251
Trigger Finger
BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM
3400
AIDS — Nervous System Complications
3401
Alzheimer’s Disease
3403
Bell’s Palsy
3505
Brain Tumors in Children
4305
Cerebral Palsy
4406
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
3405
Cluster Headaches
3407
Confusion
3408
Delirium
3409
Dementia
5054
Dizziness
3410
Epilepsy
3054
Epilepsy in Children
3411
Facial Tics
5056
Fatigue
3177
Fibromyalgia
3415
Fluid on the Brain or Hydrocephalus
3414
Huntington’s Disease
3416
Lou Gehrig’s Disease
3206
Lumbar Stenosis
3418
Migraine Headache
3436
Migraine Headaches in Children
3435
Multiple Sclerosis
3423
Parkinson’s Disease
3424
Peripheral Neuropathy
4421
Restless Legs Syndrome
3425
Sciatica
3426
Seizures
3820
Seizures in Children
4337
Spina Bifida
3430
Stroke
3647
Stroke Rehabilitation
3432
Tension Headache
3778
Tic Disorders
3781
Tourette’s Syndrome
3433
Trigeminal Neuralgia
CANCER
3525
Biological Therapy
3501
Bladder Cancer
3502
Bone Cancer
3504
Brain Cancer
3507
Breast Cancer in Men
3506
Breast Cancer in Women
4671
Cancer and Ways to Protect Yourself Against It
3515
Cancer Clinical Trials
3511
Cancer Screening
3513
Cancer Treatment Team
3517
Cancer Warning Signs
3518
Cervical Cancer
3519
Chemotherapy
3711
Childhood Cancers
3520
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
3521
Colon and Rectal Cancer
3547
Endometrial Cancer
3523
Esophageal Cancer
3524
Hodgkin Lymphoma
3526
Kidney Cancer
3527
Liver Cancer
3528
Lung Cancer
3529
Melanoma
3531
Multiple Myeloma
3532
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
3533
Ovarian Cancer
3535
Pancreatic Cancer
3537
Prostate Cancer
3540
Radiation Therapy
3541
Skin Cancer
3543
Stomach Cancer
3544
Testicular Cancer
3545
Throat Cancer
3546
Thyroid Cancer
HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS
3600
Aneurysm
3601
Angina
3602
Angioplasty
3603
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
3604
Aortic Valve Stenosis
3605
Atherosclerosis
3606
Atrial Fibrillation
3609
Cardiac Arrest
3610
Cardiac Rehabilitation
3611
Cardiomyopathy
3614
Congenital Heart Disease
3618
Coronary Artery Disease
3621
Deep Vein Thrombosis
3623
Exercise Stress Test
3640
Heart Attack
3624
Heart Attack Warning Signs
3625
Heart Catheterization
5324
Heart Conditions in Pregnancy
3653
Heart Disease and Women
4660
Heart Disease Prevention
3627
Heart Failure
3634
Heart Infection or Endocarditis
3628
Heart Murmur
3641
Heart Muscle Inflammation
3629
Heart Palpitations
3631
High Blood Pressure
3632
High Cholesterol
5126
Holter Monitors
3635
Low Blood Pressure
3637
Mitral Valve Prolapse
3638
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
3639
Mitral Valve Stenosis
3642
Pacemakers
3643
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
3644
Pericarditis
3645
Peripheral Artery Disease
4812
Pulmonary Embolism
3648
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
3649
Triglycerides
3650
Varicose Veins
3651
Ventricular Tachycardia
CHILDREN
4946
Baby Walkers
3706
Bedwetting in Children
4738
Breast-Feeding Advice
4739
Breast-Feeding and Giving Your Baby Enough Milk
4740
Breast-Feeding and How to Increase Your Milk Supply
3708
Breast-Feeding Benefits
3790
Breast-Feeding Positions
3712
Circumcision
3714
Croup
3715
Crying Baby
3725
Formula Feeding
3911
Growth Delay or Disorder
3731
Jaundice in Newborns
3800
Lead Poisoning Prevention in Children
5336
Medical Reasons Not to Breast-Feed
3742
Normal Development 12 to 15 Months Old
3743
Normal Development 15 to 18 Months Old
3744
Normal Development 18 to 24 Months Old
3745
Normal Development 2 to 4 Months Old
3746
Normal Development 2 Weeks to 2 Months Old
3747
Normal Development 2 Years Old
3748
Normal Development 3 Years Old
3749
Normal Development 4 to 6 Months Old
3750
Normal Development 4 Years Old
3751
Normal Development 5 Years Old
3752
Normal Development 6 to 9 Months Old
3753
Normal Development 9 to 12 Months Old
4721
Overweight and Obese Children
3784
Premature Babies and Hospital Care
3789
Sleep Apnea in Babies
3765
Sleep Patterns in Babies
3764
Sleep Patterns in Children
3796
Smoking in Children and Teens
3769
Speech Development in Newborns to 5 Year Olds
3770
Spitting Up in Infants
3771
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS
3775
Temper Tantrums
3777
Thumbsucking
3779
Toddler Discipline
3780
Toilet Training
3783
Undescended Testicle
3797
Weaning from Bottle to Cup
3798
Weaning from Breast to Bottle
3799
Weaning from Breast to Cup
MOUTH AND TEETH
3850
Bad Breath
4853
Canker Sore
3804
Canker Sores in Children
3851
Choosing a Dentist
4505
Cold Sores or Fever Blisters
3856
Dental Care for Adults
3852
Dental Care for Children
3009
Dental Care for Older Adults
3854
Denture Care
3855
Gingivitis
3857
Periodontal Disease
3860
Teeth Grinding in Children
3774
Teething
4432
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
3858
Thrush
3859
Toothache
DIABETES
3924
A1C Test for Diabetes
3923
Controlling Blood Sugar during Exercise When You Have Diabetes
3905
Diabetes — Type 1
3906
Diabetes — Type 2
4718
Diabetes and Alcohol
4715
Diabetes and Eating Out
3902
Diabetes and Food Management
3921
Diabetes and Heart Disease
3922
Diabetes and Nerve Damage
3900
Diabetes and Sick Days
3904
Diabetes and the Importance of Exercise
3901
Diabetes Foot Care
3903
Diabetes Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
3907
Diabetic Eye Problems
3908
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
3909
Diabetic Retinopathy
3912
High Blood Sugar
3913
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic State
3915
Low Blood Sugar
3930
Low Blood Sugar in Children with Diabetes
3917
Metabolic Syndrome
3782
Type 1 Diabetes in Children
DIET AND EXERCISE
4107
Caffeine and Athletic Performance
4700
Caffeine in Your Diet