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Instant, reliable information and images on 85+ infections and other conditions seen in childhood. This app, from the pediatricians of KidsHealth.org and the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, gives parents the answers they need – starting with: "Is It Contagious?"

• Important info on contagiousness, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of 85+ conditions affecting kids – from newborns to teens
• Guidance about when to seek immediate care
• Dozens of photo-realistic illustrations
• Ability to look up the conditions by medical or popular name
• Search 1000s of additional children's health topics on KidsHealth.org

"Is It Contagious?" comes from KidsHealth, creators of KidsHealth.org, the #1 website on children's health and development. Nonprofit and physician-led, KidsHealth creates reliable, easy-to-understand online and video content for parents, educators, kids, and teens. Its award-winning content is also found on the websites of over 50 of the nation's top children's hospitals. KidsHealth is part of Nemours, one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems. Visit us at KidsHealth.org.

NOTE: All information from KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

What's New

Version 1.4

- Support for iOS6 and iPhone 5
- Updated all images to include a high-resolution version for retina display support
- Fixed a bug that caused search results to not display on newer devices
- Fixed search engine in articles to point to the mobile-optimized version of the KidsHealth.org website
- Fixed a bug involving the share button in articles not working properly

Customer Reviews

I like this.


Hey, this thing is pretty sweet! I'm always on the lookout for apps that help me take care of my son and with this, it looks like I'll be able to spot some conditions and know whether I should get him to the doctors or not.

And whether I should cancel that play-date!

Maybe for conditions which can't be readily illustrated - like whooping cough - you could include a sound-byte of someone with that condition?

Outstanding resource


Packed with helpful, easy-to-understand info and gorgeous illustrations. User friendly and a breeze to navigate. I wish I'd had this handy resource when my daughter was a child, but I'm glad to have it now. A useful reference for adults' as well as kids' health.

Search feature not helpful, no links from symptoms to conditions


Searched condition on rash, got no hits

Found rash in symptoms, but got no links to conditions that cause rash

Not even the usual list of the 5 most likely causes of rash in babies. Certainly no way to get from "rash" to pityriasis rosea. Which could really have eased my mind when my child developed this unique and weird-looking rash


The Nemours Foundation
25 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. All rights reserved.


  • Family Sharing

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