Kid Cough

How serious is your kid's cough? Learn how to identify the symptoms of chronic coughs, whooping cough, and more so you can provide the best treatment.

How Serious Is That Cough? 7 Bad Coughs to Worry About

Don't assume your toddler's cough is just a cold--it could be something more threatening. Here's what to look for and what to do.

How to Decode Your Baby's Cough

Hear wheezing, hacking, or barking in your infant's cough? Find out what's normal and what could be a symptom of something more serious.

Why Whooping Cough Is Making a Comeback

Our medical expert shares the important facts and signs of whooping cough.

Cough Symptoms and Treatment

How to identify different types of coughs (wet, dry, croup, and whooping cough) and the best course of treatment for each.

Croup Symptoms and Treatment

Inflammation of the vocal cords and windpipe are just two croup cough symptoms. Find out the cause--and best treatment--for this common respiratory illness.

The Never-Ending Chronic Cough

Could it be from a cold? Asthma? Or something else altogether? Our experts help you finally figure out what's going on.

Is Putting Vicks VapoRub On Your Kid's Feet a Safe, Effective Cough Cure?

Rumor has it rubbing the mentholated ointment on the bottom of your child's feet can stop a cough. But just how safe is this (clever!) DIY cure?

The Cough That Won't Go Away

Pertussis, or whooping cough, can drag on for weeks -- even months -- before it's detected and is notoriously hard to treat.

Bronchiolitis Symptoms and Treatment

Bronchiolitis is caused when a virus infects small tubes in the lungs. Learn how to spot the symptoms of bronchiolitis, which are similar to those of common colds, to prevent and treat it.

Study: Honey Calms Nighttime Coughs in Kids

Although unsafe for babies, honey can help soothe coughing in older children, the study found.

Can Agave Nectar Ease a Cough?

One pediatric study of natural remedies for Baby's cough looked at how agave nectar compared to honey and a placebo.


The video shows a child with bronchiolitis (RS-virus). We can see typical signs of breathing difficulties such as rapid breathing and retractions. This is an important educational video which we recommend to parents.

Mom's Whooping Cough Vaccine Could Benefit Newborns

A pregnant woman's Tdap vaccine will help protect her newborn against pertussis until he's old enough to get his own shots.