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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.

New COVID Vaccines: FAQ

Earlier this week, FDA approved the newest round of COVID vaccines, and CDC has recommended them for everyone ages 6 months and above. Shots will become available later this week.

Latest COVID Guidance

COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations have been constantly changing for more than 3 years now. We've done our best to summarize the current COVID landscape so everything is in one place. {Last updated: September 25, 2023}

CDC's Updated COVID Booster Recommendations

In February 2023, CDC's panel of experts updated their recommendations for COVID boosters moving forward based on the main goal of preventing severe disease (not necessarily infections). We know that some people may have more questions, so we wanted to dive into the reasoning behind these recommendations a bit more.

What is Your Baseline Temperature? Why Does it Matter?

Knowing what your body's baseline temperature is can help you spot changes in your health and take action early.

Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

You’re busy and want to get back to your life ASAP - I hear ya. Surely there are magical home remedies that will heal you overnight, right? While I won’t go that far, there are some vitamins and nutrients that may give your immune system a little boost.

Holiday Gathering Guide

It’s the time of year when getting together is common, but with winter illnesses, it can be hard to know how to stay healthy. Here are some considerations to help you navigate the holiday season.

Tips When Under the Weather

Specific tips for specific illnesses/symptoms are great - and we've got lots of 'em. But if you'd like the CliffsNotes version, you're in the right place.

What to Know About Monkeypox

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard about an emerging infectious disease called monkeypox. What is it and what can we do?

Night Sweats. Why Do They Happen and What Can We Do?

Nearly half of adults experience night sweats for one reason or another. While most of them aren't worrisome, they are still quite disruptive to your sleep (and possibly your sleeping partner)!

What’s the deal with Paxlovid?

If you're high-risk for serious illness due to COVID and you haven't heard of Paxlovid, listen up! (Please.) This prescription medication reduces the risk of hospitalization. Find out if you're eligible!

What to Know About Long COVID

Many people have been hit with COVID-19 and then we've got another bucket of people who just can't get out of its grasp. Long COVID affects millions of people worldwide and while there's still a lot to learn, there are some things you can do to understand it and start to regain some semblance of your pre-COVID self.

Influenza Care Guide

The flu is one of the most uncomfortable viruses to have. Find out what you can do to alleviate symptoms and learn when to reach out to the doctor.

Sore Throat Care Guide

Ease the discomfort of a sore throat and know when to call the doctor.

All About Shingles

What is shingles, how did you get it and how can you treat it? Can it be prevented in the first place? (Hint: if you're over 50, yes!)

Shingles Vaccine Info

This article is for generally healthy folks 50+ who have had chickenpox in the past (psst! this is almost all of you!).

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Care Guide

Learn what hand, foot, and mouth disease is and what you can do to alleviate symptoms.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Prevention

If someone in your child's classroom has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, let us help you with the do's and don'ts so you can keep it out of your household!

COVID Vaccine Side Effect Guidance

Let's cover normal side effects and how to minimize the discomfort following a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

Why a Young, Healthy Ultramarathoner Gets the Flu Vaccine Every Year

Join us as Kinsa's Director of Content sits down to interview Nurse Blake about why she decides to get the flu vaccine each year!

Avoiding the Stomach Virus

If the stomach virus is circulating around your child's classroom, let's figure out how to avoid it!

Is it even worth it to get a flu vaccine this year?

(We dare say) Kinsa's staff epidemiologist just made learning why the annual flu vaccine is safe and worthwhile... fun.

Avoiding the Common Cold

Tips for avoiding the common cold when it's circulating around your child's classroom!

Avoiding Strep Throat

Tips for avoiding strep throat when it's circulating in your child's classroom!

Everything You Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

We cover some FAQs about the flu vaccine so you can make an informed decision beforehand.

COVID-19 Care Guide

Know what to do after a positive COVID test. Or maybe you haven't taken a test but you think it's COVID. Plus, how to entertain little ones during quarantine!

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.

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.

Which Thermometer is Best for Infants and Babies?

Checking your baby’s temperature should be an easy process. We did the homework to find a list of thermometers in the market for comparison.

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 Fight Germs

With kids returning to school and in-person learning, cold, flu, and COVID are bound to 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.

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.