Guidelines for Parents* :
There was a time when childhood infections killed thousands of children. Today, vaccines protect against many of those infections, but you cannot immunize your child against every infectious disease. If you know the signs and symptoms of the most common childhood infections, you can at least help your sick child get better.
It is also important to know when to contact your pediatrician. Do so if you see signs of any of the following illnesses and are concerned (especially if your child is under 2 months of age). Use the following links for more information on common childhood infections and illnesses.
More Parent Education Material
from AAP can be accessed from
Part of the information is collected from American Academy of Pediatrics brochure. Contact us for brochures on the above topics.
*The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.