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4 Common Causes of Coughs in Kids—With a Printable Chart

Part 2 in my childhood charts series. See more charts here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH This is part two of my series about tips on recognizing childhood illness. Last time, I talked about illnesses with rashes. This time, it’s illnesses that come with bad coughs. […]

By | August 11th, 2014|Children, Infectious Disease|1 Comment

Ye Olde Childhood Rashes Chart: Quick-Reference for Today’s Outbreaks

This is the first in my series of childhood-illness charts. See more here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Unless you’re of a certain age, you may have never seen some of the diseases in the chart on the next page. Join the crowd; many younger doctors haven’t either. Measles and rubella, which used to be so common, have been close to wiped out in the U.S. Chickenpox cases have come down to an estimated 80 percent of what they were in the 1990s. (Scarlet fever cases have remained about the same, but they’re still pretty rare compared with fifth disease and roseola.) So why should you care about them? The words “close to” are key. […]

By | July 28th, 2014|Children, Infectious Disease|17 Comments