Childhood Illness and Conditions

Childhood Illenesses 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 parent’s 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 and Conditions. With a better understanding of their child’s condition, parents can become more informed and effective partners with their doctors 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.


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Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child’s physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.