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  1. Polio Vaccine (IPV)

    WebMD explains why the polio vaccine (IPV) is important, who should get it and when, and possible risks and side effects.

  2. DTaP and Tdap Vaccines

    WebMD explains the DTap and Tdap vaccines -- why they're given, who should get them, side effects, and other important information about these immunizations.

  3. Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine

    WebMD explains the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine -- why it's important, who should get it, the vaccine schedule, and possible side effects.

  4. Gas in Babies

    Learn how you can prevent excessive gas buildup in your baby with these tips on burping.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

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

  10. Children's Cough: Causes and Treatments

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

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