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When Your Child is Sick

Appendicitis: Children and Teens
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Fever in Children
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Help for a Child with a Cold
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Home Care for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Although a child who has sickle cell disease should be under a doctor’s care, parents can do many things at home to minimize symptoms and maintain the child’s health.
Measuring a Baby's Temperature
Most physicians recommend taking a baby's temperature rectally, by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.
Psychological Complications of Chronic Illness
Adolescence is a stressful time of life even for physically healthy teens. Chronic illness further complicates adolescent development.
School-Based Occupational Therapy
School-based occupational therapy is a type of help given to children at school to help them be more successful.
Why Children Get Carsick — and What to Do
Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses.
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