Your Back-to-School Sick Kids Questions — Answered

The kids are back in school, and you know what that means.

Pinkeye! Lice! Medicine! Ack! All kinds of fun stuff, spread by sweet little filthy hands and faces.

We’ve got you covered. They may be sick, but at least you won’t be at a loss. This week, we’re featuring answers to common questions about kids’ health, including:

  • It’s pinkeye, I tell you! Why, oh why, do we have to come in to see the doctor?
  • How do I get pills down this child’s throat?
  • Doctors have dissolving stitches. Why don’t they just use them?
  • Psst … one of my kids has gained some weight. The other one hasn’t. What do I do?

And more! Read the answers here. And the best of luck to you this year.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of

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