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  1. Children and surgery pain

    Children who have surgery experience pain just as adults do, and they usually are able to express their pain in one form or another. Most children older than 18 months can use the word pain, and children younger than 18 months often say they are “hurt.”

  2. Treatment of Asthma

    Approximately 17.3 million Americans have asthma. The cost of illness related to asthma is around $6.2 billion per year in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1.81 million people ...

  3. Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash is a skin eruption that appears on the skin under a diaper; the rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but also afflicts those who are incontinent or paralyzed.

  4. Bacterial and Viral Rashes

    A rash is a reaction of the skin. It can be caused by many things, such as a drug reaction, an infection, or an allergic reaction. The skin can only ...

  5. Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

    WebMD looks at the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and offers advice on prevention.

  6. Children's Cough: Causes and Treatments

    Learn more from WebMD about causes of cough in a child and how to treat it at home.

  7. Seasonal Flu Shot and Nasal Spray

    Learn more from WebMD about the seasonal flu shot and nasal spray, including when to get them and possible side effects.

  8. Diarrhea in Children: Causes and Treatments

    Learn more from WebMD about treating your child's diarrhea.

  9. Progeria

    Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare genetic condition that causes a child's body to grow old quickly. There's no cure, but treatment can ease or delay symptoms.

  10. Understanding Fifth Disease -- Prevention

    Learn more about ways to prevent fifth disease in children and adults.

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