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Understanding Your Child's Symptoms: When to Be Concerned

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: It is important for parents to evaluate their child’s symptoms and distinguish minor everyday concerns from more serious conditions.
Air Date: 8/27/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP
photo-2redoShelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified practicing pediatrician and mother of four children. She is the author of the AAP's Raising Twins, co-editor of the AAP's The Big Book of Symptoms, and an instructor of clinical pediatrics with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She has shared her reality-based parenting approach with national and local television, radio, and Internet-based and print news outlets, and has contributed to Parents, Parenting, Twins, and Healthy Children magazines.
Understanding Your Child's Symptoms: When to Be Concerned
An occasional cough, runny nose or fever is a staple of childhood.

As a parent, how are you supposed to know if some bed rest or an aspirin will do the trick or if it's time for your child to see a doctor?

There's a difference between illness and symptoms, so it is important for you to know how to evaluate your child’s symptoms and distinguish minor everyday concerns from more serious conditions.

In this segment, Dr, Shelly Flais and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss what you should do when symptoms affect your child, as well as how to determine it's time to head to the clinic.
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