What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? What should you do about behavioral issues, from toilet training to teaching responsibility to teenagers? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re at work or traveling or your doctor’s office is closed.
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Kid Care guidelines help you make decisions on what level of medical care (if any) is needed and how to treat your child at home when it's safe to do so. You can select from more than 100 pediatric topics and search from an alphabetical list or by body area.
Kid Care also has Parent Advice Messages that deal with the most common behavior and wellness questions parents ask their physicians. Each topic provides a description of the issue, three to five specific recommendations to address the concern, and (often) additional resources which may be useful to your situation. The advice messages can be quickly located by using the alphabetical index, category index or keyword search.
Kid Care is derived from the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.