Kawasaki Disease | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Could my child have the flu or a cold instead?
  • What is the best thing I can do to make my child more comfortable while he/she has Kawasaki disease?
  • Should I keep my other children away from my child while he/she has Kawasaki disease?
  • What medicines can help my child?
  • Is it safe to give my child aspirin?
  • When should I call if my child gets worse?
  • My child is complaining about his/her joints hurting. What should I do?
  • My child has a rash. Can I use an ointment to make him/her feel better?
  • Should I tell my child’s school/daycare provider that he/she has Kawasaki disease?
  • Could I get Kawasaki disease from my child?


Kawasaki Disease by KA Taubert, ST Shulman (American Family Physician June 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990600ap/3093.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/99