Childhood Illness and Conditions
As a pediatrician and a father, I know that childhood illnesses can be a tremendous source of stress for parents. Often, a lot of this stress is related to the parents' lack of understanding about their child's illness, and the worry that their child's health is no longer within their control. I have created the Childhood Illnesses and Conditions section to help lessen parents' anxiety by offering useful information about common childhood illnesses. With a better understanding of their child's condition, parents can become more informed and effective partners with their doctor in managing and safeguarding their child's health.
This section is regularly expanded. For other topics or additional information please visit my Ask Dr. Paul Library and Fact Sheets sections.
I'd like to stress that the following information is not intended to replace the advice of your child's doctor. Rather, this information is offered with the hope that it will complement your present knowledge, any prescribed treatment plans, and consultation with your physician.