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  • Rash Localized - Cause Unknown

    Rash or redness on one small part of the body (localized). Red or pink rash. Small spots or solid redness.

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  • Rash Widespread - Cause Unknown

    A pink rash that is all over the body (widespread). Small or large pink spots

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  • Ringworm of the Body

    Skin infection with 1 or more ring-shaped spots. Has a rough edge and clearing of the center

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  • Ringworm of the Scalp

    A fungus infection of the scalp. The medical name is Tinea capitis

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  • Roseola

    Roseola is widespread fine pink rash that’s caused by a specific virus. Classic feature is that the rash is preceded by 3 to 5 days of high fever.

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  • STI Prevention

    STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. It’s an older term and means the same thing. Some STIs cause serious complications. Do everything you can to prevent them.

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  • Sacral Dimple - Normal

    A dimple is a small pit or depression in the skin. Location: in the midline (center) of the lowest part of the back. It is near the tip of the tailbone. You can feel the tailbone under it. Hidden within the gluteal cleft ("butt crack"). Must separate the buttocks to see it. The dimple opening is very

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  • Scabies

    A very itchy rash caused by the scabies mite. A mite is a tiny, invisible bug that burrows under the skin

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  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet Fever is a speckled, red rash all over due to the Strep bacteria

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  • School Avoidance

    Healthy children who miss lots of school. They stay home because of vague physical symptoms. Also called school phobia.

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  • Scorpion Sting

    Sting from a scorpion. Also suspect for new onset of local pain after a scorpion is seen in the area. The main symptoms are pain, tingling and numbness at the sting site.

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  • Shingles (Zoster)

    Shingles is a rash that looks like a stripe or band. It’s only on one side of the body

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  • Sibling Rivalry Toward a Newborn

    Sibling rivalry refers to the normal jealousy of young children toward a new brother or sister. The most common symptom is increased demands for attention. For example, the older child wants to be held and carried, especially when the mother is busy with the newborn.

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  • Siblings Arguing

    Most siblings argue and quarrel. They verbally fight over possessions, space on the sofa, time in the bathroom, or the last donut. On most days, siblings are friends and companions, rather than rivals. Some friction occurs in most close relationships.

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  • Sinus Infection - Bacterial

    A bacterial infection of one or more of the sinuses

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  • Sinus Infection - Viral

    A viral infection of the sinuses. A normal part of the common cold

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  • Sinus Pain or Congestion - Symptom

    Fullness, pressure or pain on the face over a sinus. Sinus pain occurs above the eyebrow, behind the eye, and under the cheekbone.

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  • Sleep - Confusional Arousals

    Confusional arousal is a partial wake-up in which children sit up in bed and talk, but usually don’t make much sense. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened. Peak age is 1 to 6 years.

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  • Sleep - Early Morning Riser

    Children who wake up early before their parents do, usually between 5 and 6 AM. They come out of their bedroom and want everyone to get up. Early morning risers are not waking early on purpose. They are no longer tired. They’ve been put to bed too early the night before.

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  • Sleep - Nightmares

    Nightmares are scary dreams that wake a child from sleep. Occasional bad dreams are normal at all ages.

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  • Sleep Problem from Feeding Until Asleep

    A baby over 6 months old who can’t sleep through the night (at least 7 straight hours). Wakes up and cries one or more times a night to be fed.

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  • Sleep Problem from Holding Until Asleep

    A baby over 6 months old who can’t sleep through the night (at least 7 straight hours). Wakes up and cries one or more times a night to be held.

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  • Sleep Problems - Prevention

    Good sleep habits don’t just happen. You need to have a plan. It’s far easier to prevent sleep problems than it is to treat them later.

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  • Sleep Talking

    Sleep talking is a partial wake-up in which children talk in their sleep. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened, but are usually calm.

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  • Sleep Terrors

    Sleep terrors are partial wake-ups in which children act terrified. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened.

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  • Sleeping with Parents (Bed-Sharing) - How To End It

    Your child sleeps with you during all or part of the night. You want to stop sharing your bed with your child

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  • Sleeping with Parents (Bed-Sharing) - Pros and Cons

    Sharing the bed with your child. Bed-sharing should be avoided during the first year of life. Reason: Safe sleep.

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  • Sleepwalking

    Sleepwalking is a partial wake-up in which children walk in their sleep. They act confused and can’t be fully awakened, but are usually calm.

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  • Soft Spot in Babies - Normal

    The soft spot is a diamond shaped area on the top of the head. The medical name for this non-bony spot is the anterior fontanel. There’s another much smaller fontanel in back. It may be harder to find.

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  • Solid Foods (Baby Foods)

    This topic deals with how to introduce solid (baby) foods to young infants.

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  • Sore Throat - Symptom

    Pain, discomfort or raw feeling of the throat. Pain is made worse when swallows

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  • Spider Bite

    Bite from a spider.

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  • Spitting Up (Normal Reflux)

    Spitting up (normal reflux) is 1 or 2 mouthfuls of breast milk or formula. Spitting up (normal reflux) occurs in most infants (50%).

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  • Splint Care - Arm

    A splint is a padded piece of fiberglass or plaster. Also called a half cast. It’s placed on only one side of an injured arm. The splint is held in place by an elastic wrap (bandage).

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  • Splint Care - Leg

    A splint is a padded piece of fiberglass or plaster. Also called a half cast. It’s placed on only one side of an injured leg. The splint is held in place by an elastic wrap (bandage).

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