Common Illnesses


Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that can cause many different types of infections. Currently, more than 50 different adenoviruses have been identified. Adenovirus infections occur year-round. Read More

Children and Colds

​Your child probably will have more colds, or what are called “upper respiratory infections,” than any other illness. In the first two years of life alone, most children have eight to ten colds… Read More

COVID-19 & Other Respiratory Illnesses

Your child has a stuffy nose, cough and fever. Is it a cold? The flu? Or are they symptoms of COVID? Some COVID, flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and cold symptoms can be alike… Read More


​Let’s face it, fevers can be scary for parents. When your child is burning up, it can be hard to think straight and make important decisions. Learning what causes fevers and how to treat them… Read More

Flu: What Parents Need to Know

Flu—short for influenza—is an illness caused by a respiratory virus. The flu can spread rapidly through communities, as the virus is passed person to person… Read More

Hand, Foot & Mouth

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood virus that pediatricians, child care centers and preschools see in summer and early fall… Read More

Head Lice

Head lice are a common problem, especially among school-aged children and their families. The lice can attach to the hair of anyone’s head. It doesn’t matter if the hair is clean or dirty… Read More


Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) is the inflammation (ie, redness, swelling) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids… Read More

RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold

Almost all children get RSV at least once before they are 2 years old. For most healthy children, RSV is like a cold. But, some children get very sick with RSV… Read More


If your child has ever had a throat or skin infection, it may have been caused by group A streptococcal (Group A Strep) bacteria. Group A strep bacteria are extremely contagious, and they can… Read More

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