Illness Guide for Parents


One or two words will trigger concise information to review before making your call


Illness Guide for Parents is not meant to substitute for a conversation with your child's doctor. This guide helps parents determine when illnesses should trigger a call to the pediatrician or pediatric emergency room.

One or two words will trigger concise information to review before making your call. Illnesses included are abdominal pain, asthma, burns, a cold, eye infection, constipation, cough, croup, crying, a cut, diarrhea, ear complaint, fever, insect bite, medication question, injury, rash, respiratory distress, sore throat, and vomiting.

The Google Assistant app can be triggered by using one of three trigger calls (Speak to, Ask, or Talk to and the App name (Illness Guide for Parents).like “Okay Google, Speak to Illness Guide to Parents.) One or two word prompts will be followed with some of the critical points that should be followed with a call to your child’s pediatrician.

This Google Assistant app was developed by Dr. Mark M. Simonian, MD FAAP and released October 17, 2018.

You will need access to the Google Assistant, which is build into Android phones and is available for an Apple phone. You need to go the the App store and download the Google Assistant app one time and it will be a great tool for looking up things like Dr. Simonian’s app to calculate Tylenol or Motrin doses for your child based on their weight in whole pounds. The app is currently unavailable for the Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri.

Example of Fever Advice

Example of Bug Bites

Example of Vomiting Advice