Making Sense of Your Child’s Next Respiratory Infection (Archived Pedcast)

Topic Introduction

Young children seem to get a lot of sickness, way more than adults do. Most of this sickness is caused by common respiratory viruses and need no specific treatment. These illnesses usually clear up on their own, but sometimes there’s trouble. Today’s episode helps parents understand the patterns of respiratory illness their children get. Knowing when the pattern deviates from normal can give parents and their pediatrician clues to more serious health problems. It’s all in those patterns, if you know what to look for.  This is important information for parents to know, especially in the winter months so I thought it was important enough to do a repost of a pedcast I did in 2010 while it is still cold outside.  No Smo Notes for this post so put on your buds and pay close attention– I’m about to make you one of the best informed parents in the room with this installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.