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Symptoms A to Z

A to Z Symptom: Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is common and, most of the time, doesn't have a serious cause.

A to Z Symptom: Back Pain

Back pain is fairly common, and is often due to muscle strain or sprain. In students, wearing a heavy backpack is a common cause.

A to Z Symptom: Chest Pain

Most causes of chest pain in kids and teens are not serious and will clear up with minimal or no treatment.

A to Z Symptom: Cough

Coughing is a symptom, not a disease, and sometimes can help clear the airway.

A to Z Symptom: Crying (Babies)

Babies use crying to communicate, and during the first 3 months of life, they cry a lot. Knowing what to expect can help parents and caregivers manage.

A to Z Symptom: Diarrhea

Diarrhea (loose, watery, or more frequent stools) can be a symptom of many conditions, including common infections. Most cases go away in a few days with proper home care.

A to Z Symptom: Dizziness

Dizziness refers to feelings of lightheadedness, vertigo, or disequilibrium.

A to Z Symptom: Fainting

In most cases, fainting is not a sign of a dangerous problem, but should still be discussed with a doctor.

A to Z Symptom: Fever

A fever itself is a symptom, causes no harm, and is often the body's way of fighting infections.

A to Z Symptom: Headache

Headaches are common in kids and teens, and can have a wide range of causes. Most can be managed at home.