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  • Hiccups or Burps - Normal

    Hiccups are repeated gulping sounds caused by sudden spasms of the diaphragm. Burping is the sound made by the sudden release of stomach air through the mouth.

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  • Hitting and Aggressive Behavior

    Hitting is the most common type of aggressive behavior. Others include slapping, pinching, scratching, poking, hair-pulling, biting, kicking, shoving, and knocking down.

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  • Hives

    Hives is a rash made up of raised pink bumps with pale centers. Most often, rash is very itchy

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  • Hoarse Voice - Symptom

    A hoarse voice (or cry) is raspy and deeper than normal. If hoarseness is severe, the child can do little more than whisper.

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  • Hot Tub Dermatitis

    A painful or itchy rash caused by overgrowth of bacteria in hot tubs. Onset of rash: 8-48 hours after being in hot tub. Easy to diagnose based on a rash starting after being in a hot tub. Rash in others who shared the hot tub helps make the diagnosis.

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  • Human Bite

    Bite from a human child or teen.

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  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Dosage Table

    Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Dosage Table

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  • Impetigo - Infected Sores

    Coin-shaped sores on the skin. Covered by scabs or crusts that are the color of honey

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  • Incentives for Motivating Children

    Incentives are rewards or prizes that are given for desired behaviors. The reward must be strongly desired by the child. You can ask your child for ideas.

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  • Influenza Exposure

    Exposure (Close Contact) to a person with influenza. Your child has NO symptoms of influenza (no fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose).

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  • Influenza Seasonal (Age 0-5)

    Your child has symptoms of influenza (flu). Flu is a viral infection. The nose, throat, and upper parts of the airway are involved.

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  • Influenza Seasonal (Age 6-21)

    Your child has symptoms of influenza (flu). Flu is a viral infection. The nose, throat, and upper parts of the airway are involved.

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  • Insect Bite

    Bite from an insect (bug).

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  • Jaundiced Newborn

    Jaundice means the skin has turned a yellow color. Bilirubin is the pigment that turns the skin yellow.

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  • Jellyfish Sting

    Sting from a jellyfish. Jellyfish cause most of the stings that occur in sea water. The main symptoms are pain, burning and redness at the sting site. Red lines are common.

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  • Jock Itch

    Fungus infection and rash of the groin and inner, upper thighs. Jock itch is also called ringworm of the crotch

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  • Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (Normal Loose Joints)

    Children with this syndrome have loose joints. Movement at their joints are excessive. Joints can be stretched beyond the normal range. Affects over 10% of children.

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  • Keratosis Pilaris

    A chronic condition of dry, rough skin on the upper arms. Called Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

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  • Labial Fusion

    The labia minora (vaginal lips or folds) are stuck together. Also called labial adhesions

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  • Laryngitis - Allergic

    Allergic reaction of the voicebox (larynx) and vocal cords.

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  • Laryngitis - Viral

    Viral infection of the voicebox (larynx) and vocal cords.

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  • Leg Injury

    Injuries to the leg (hip to foot). Injuries to a bone, muscle, joint or ligament. Muscle pain caused by too much exercise or work is covered in Leg Pain. (This is called overuse.)

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  • Leg Pain - Muscle Cramps

    Leg muscle cramps from sports or hard work (muscle overuse). The pain is not caused by an injury. Also called muscle spasms or heat cramps.

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  • Leg Pain - Muscle Strain

    Leg muscle pain from hard work or sports (muscle overuse). Pain is not caused by an injury. Also called muscle overuse syndrome.

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  • Leg Pain - Symptom

    Pain in the legs. Includes hip, knee, ankle and toe joints. Includes minor muscle strain from hard work or sports (overuse). The pain is not caused by an injury.

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  • Lice - Head

    Head lice is a scalp infection with tiny gray bugs (lice). Lice lay many white eggs (nits) in the hair.

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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread from a deer tick bite.

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  • Lymph Node - Normal

    Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped lumps found under the skin. Also called lymph glands.

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  • Lymph Node Infection - Bacterial

    A bacterial infection of a lymph node. Main symptom is the sudden onset of one large painful node

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  • Lymph Node Infection - Viral

    A viral infection of lymph nodes. Main symptom is swollen nodes.

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  • Measles Vaccine Rash

    Mild pink rash that occurs 6-12 days after the measles shot

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  • Medication - Giving Liquid Medicine to Cooperative Child

    Techniques for giving liquid medicines to a child who cooperates

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  • Medication - Giving Pills to Cooperative Child

    Techniques for giving pills or capsules to a child who cooperates

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  • Medication - Refusal to Take

    Your child refuses to take a liquid medicine

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  • Menstrual Cramps

    Cramps in the lower belly or pelvis. They start during the first 1 or 2 days of a girl’s period. Cramps only happen during menstrual bleeding. Report of cramps in the past are helpful. Cramps often don’t start until periods are present for over 1 year.

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