Caring for Your Sick Child

It's that time of year when pediatricians start seeing more sick kids. When it's simply the sniffles, a few days' rest is enough for your kids to get better. But when it's more than the common cold, many parents have questions about how they can give their child symptom relief and when to contact a pediatrician.

These podcasts cover the common topics pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner addresses in the clinic with parents when their children are sick. Hopefully, the information in these podcasts will help provide your child comfort, and you with peace of mind next time your child gets sick. If you have additional concerns or questions, please contact your pediatrician, schedule a virtual visit, or go to your local urgent care.

Featured Shows

Signs and Symptoms of RSV

Oct 25, 2022

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) mimics the symptoms of a really bad cold. It is especially dangerous for premature babies and children with existing lung or heart ailments and generally requires special treatment. Cindy Gellner, MD, describes the virus, its symptoms, how it differs from the common...

Home Treatments For Croup That Will Help Your Child’s Barking Cough

Sep 10, 2018

Has your child got a bad cough that almost sounds like a seal? Hearing a child with croup is concerning to any parent. Cindy Gellner, MD, breaks down the physiology of what is actually occurring. She suggests some at-home treatments and discusses how a pediatrician can help and when it is time to go...

Myths and Facts About Fevers in Children and Infants

Jun 8, 2018

When your child has a fever, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s serious enough to see a pediatrician. Cindy Gellner, MD, goes over some myths and facts about fevers in children and infants, including how to tell low-grade and high-grade fevers apart and how to treat each. She also gives some...

When to Take a Vomiting Child to the Doctor

May 3, 2018

Many parents of vomiting children get concerned if it doesn’t stop after a day. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, says that doesn’t necessarily mean your child needs to see the doctor. She goes over the signs and symptoms of the stomach bug versus the flu, food poisoning and other illnesses. She ...

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Diarrhea in Kids

Jul 10, 2017

When your child gets diarrhea, it’s a bad time for everyone. But what really causes it? And how do you get it to stop? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses some of the most common myths about diarrhea and what you can do to help prevent it in your child....

Symptoms that your Child Might Have an Ear Infection

Jul 4, 2016

One of the most common reasons for a child to visit a physician is an ear infection. Many parents bring their children to the doctor because the child has been pulling on their ear. Is this because of an ear infection? What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Dr. Cindy Gellner stops by to discuss ...

How to Make Your Child Comfortable While They Recover From the Flu

Jan 20, 2015

We’re in the midst of flu season, and with a mutated virus, the flu is hitting very hard this year. If your child comes down with the flu, there isn’t much you can do except make them comfortable and wait for the virus to run its course. Dr. Cindy Gellner shares plenty of advice for making the ...