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Illness

Get ahead of illness and answer common questions with these expert tips. And when you're sick, be sure to log your temperature and symptoms in the Kinsa app so you can get personalized guidance to feel better faster.

RSV Care Guide

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, known commonly as RSV, is a respiratory virus that typically causes cold-like symptoms. Learn how to stay comfortable at home and when to reach out for help.

Body Aches Care Guide

Find out how to soothe body aches when you're feeling under the weather.

Runny & Stuffy Nose Care Guide

Runny and stuffy noses are generally caused by a virus and need to simply run their course, but there are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process and/or find a bit of comfort.

Cough Care Guide

Coughing is important to protect our airways or to clear out gunk (or both). There are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process and/or find a bit of comfort while your body battles this virus.

How to Talk to the Vaccine-Hesitant

Kinsa's clinical & epidemiology teams address the top concerns we've heard from Covid-vaccine-hesitant friends, family & Kinsa users.

Fever Ranges by Different Methods

Did you know oral, underarm and rectal temperature readings will vary? Rectal temperatures tend to be the most accurate and best for fever readings. Be sure to note what method was used to take your temperature.

COVID-19 Vaccine 101: Your Top 4 Questions Answered

We worked with doctors and nurses to help answer popular questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Learn about the side effects, variants and different efficacy rates.

Travel with Kids: How to Stay Healthy

Traveling with kids while making sure no one falls sick can be intimidating. With proper planning, you can ensure the whole family stays healthy throughout the trip.

How to Treat Baby's First Fever

As a new parent, you might be checking your baby's temperature quite often. If your newborn spikes a fever, here are some next steps to give them the best care.

How to Take a Baby's Rectal Temperature

Pediatricians recommend taking a baby's rectal temperature for accuracy. Use this step-by-step for taking rectal temperatures with a Kinsa smart thermometer.

Hidden Germs That Are Making Your Child Sick

We know germs are everywhere. We compiled a list of the biggest germ hotspots that need closer attention. Find out which ones may be making your kids sick.

Back to School: What to Pack to Prevent Cold & Flu

With kids returning to school and in-person learning, cold and flu could increase. We created a shopping list with all the essentials to keep your kids healthy this school season.

Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen: How Do I Know What to Give My Child?

From ibuprofen to acetaminophen, over-the-counter medicines for kids can be confusing. We made a short guide to help you safely choose the right medicine for your kids.

7 Baby Medicine Cabinet Must Haves

Stock your baby's medicine cabinet to be prepared for anything when illness strikes. Make sure to include a cold medicine, fever reducer and gas relief option.

5 Reasons to Buy a Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Smart thermometers are everywhere and it's important to choose the right one for your kids. See why pediatricians and parents love using a Kinsa smart thermometer over the others.

What is Gingivostomatitis?

Gingivostomatitis can often be confused with normal teething depending on severity. Find the signs and symptoms so you can help treat Gingivostomatitis in your child.