McKnight Pediatrics

When Your Child
Gets Sick

This information is not intended to replace a visit to the office. Instead, we are offering guidelines to help guide your initial care when your child is sick or sustains a minor injury. We recommend that you call the office or the answering service, if it is after hours, for further advice or an appointment.

"Kindness is inseparable from healing and good health"
Don Berwick, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

View Patient Handouts and Resources:

:: Adolescents and School-aged Children

- Allergies in Children

- Asthma and Your Child

- Students With Chronic Health Conditions: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students


:: Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues

- Sleep Problems in Children

- Temper Tantrums: A Normal Part of Growing Up

- Understanding ADHD: Information for Parents


:: Common Illnesses and Conditions

- Acute Ear Infections and Your Child

- Diarrhea and Dehydration

- Fever and Your Child


:: Connected Kids

- Bullying: It's Not OK

- How Do Infants Learn?

- Teaching Good Behavior: Tips on How to Discipline

- More...

:: Growth and Development

- Bedwetting

- Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know

- Your Child's Growth: Developmental Milestones

- More...

:: Immunization Information

- Immunizations: What You Need to Know

- Your Baby's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (VIS)

- Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine

- More...

:: Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers

- Diaper Rash

- Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

- Jaundice and Your Newborn

- More...

:: Nutrition and Fitness

- Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active

- Right from the Start: ABCs of Good Nutrition for Young Children

- Starting Solid Foods

- More...

:: Plain Language

- Colds

- Constipation

- RSV, Bronchiolitis, and Your Baby

- More...

:: Promoting Pediatric Care

- For Today's Teens: A Message From Your Pediatrician

- How Special Is Your Child?

- You and Your Pediatrician

- More...

:: Safety and Prevention

- Car Safety Seat Checkup

- Home Safety Checklist

- Parent's Guide to Toy Safety

- More...

:: Sexual Health and Sexuality

- Deciding to Wait

- Puberty--Ready or Not Expect Some Big Changes

- Talking to Your Young Child About Sex

- More...

:: Substance Abuse Issues

- Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents

- Substance Abuse Prevention Part I: What Every Parent Needs to Know

- Testing Your Teen for Illicit Drugs: Information for Parents

- More...

:: Teen Resources

- Acne--How to Treat and Control It

- Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

- Important Information for Teens Who Get Headaches

- More...

:: TIPP Sheets

- Firearms Injury Prevention

- First Year of Life: Framingham Safety Survey

- 1 to 2 Years: Safety for Your Child

- More...

:: Vaccine Information Statements

- Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated)

- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

- More...

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Vomiting And/Or Diarrhea



Cuts and Bruises

Nose Bleeds

Head Injuries