The Nasal Flu Spray: Get the Facts
The nasal flu vaccine sounds like a safe bet for anyone who’s scared of needles, but it’s not for everyone. Find out if it could work for you.
Kawasaki's disease. Blotchy erythema on the trunk of a child with Kawasaki's disease.
Measles. This picture shows the “measly” appearance of a child who clearly feels miserable. The disease is brief and self-limited for most children, and the treatment is entirely supportive. The incidence of complications is higher, however, than in other childhood exanthems. Otitis media is the most common. Serious complications include bronchopneumonia and encephalitis, which may cause permanent neurologic damage. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a late sequela of measles.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nursemaid's elbow, a common injury among toddlers and preschoolers.
Children’s Vaccines: The Basics
WebMD provides answers to common questions about children's vaccines, including when they should be given and possible side effects.
Preteen and Teen Immunizations
Confused about the recommendations for preteen and teen immunizations? This quick summary puts some of the latest updates at your fingertips.
What Vaccines Do Preteens and Teens Need?
Vaccines aren’t just for babies and young kids. Teens and preteens need them, too. Find out which ones they need, when to get them, and what to do if you missed a dose.
Young Childhood Immunizations
Learn more about childhood immunizations -- what shots your child should get and when -- from the experts at WebMD.
5 Surprising Sources of Lead Exposure
Lead poisoning is a serious risk for young kids. WebMD offers tips for preventing lead exposure close to home.
How to Control Contagious Infections in Children
Some childhood illnesses can readily spread. Learn what you can do to try to keep that from happening.