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    1. Measles

      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.

    2. Nursemaid's Elbow

      WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nursemaid's elbow, a common injury among toddlers and preschoolers.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. What to Do When Your Child Has the Flu

      The causes, symptoms, and treatments of a child’s flu.

    8. Your Child’s Cough

      What you should know about your child’s cough. Explore coughs from colds and flu, treatments, and when to call your doctor.

    9. Is Your Child Too Sick for School?

      When should you keep your child home from school? Here is expert advice.

    10. 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.

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