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  • Splinters (Slivers)

    A foreign body (FB) is stuck in the skin. Some examples are a splinter of wood or sliver of glass

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  • Spoiled Children - Prevention

    A spoiled child insists on having his own way. If demanding doesn’t work, he escalates. He uses tantrums and whining to get his way.

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  • Stools - Unusual Color

    The stool color is strange or different. Normal stool colors are any shade of brown, tan, yellow or green. Colors that may be caused by a disease are red, black and white. Dark green may look like black, but dark green is a normal color.

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  • Straining and Grunting Baby - Normal

    Grunting, straining and pushing to pass a stool. This is normal during the first 3 months. Babies are learning how to get the poop out. Doctors call this the grunting baby syndrome

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  • Strep Exposure

    Guidance on possible strep exposure.

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  • Stubborn Toddler

    Your child says No to many normal requests. Your child disagrees with many of your normal suggestions. Your child constantly tests your rules

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  • Sty

    A sty is a red lump or pimple on the edge of an eyelid.

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  • Sunburn

    Red or blistered skin from too much sun. The redness, pain and swelling starts at 4 hours

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  • Suture Questions

    Common questions about sutures or stitches. Stapled wounds are treated the same as sutured wounds

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  • Swallowed Harmless Substance

    Your child swallowed an unusual but harmless substance. Your doctor told you it was harmless. It was not a solid object that could get caught in the throat or esophagus. It was not a poison, chemical or drug.

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  • Swallowed Small Object

    Small harmless solid object swallowed. Child has no symptoms.

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  • Swimmer's Itch

    An itchy harmless rash caused by tiny parasites in fresh water lakes. A less common rash can also occur in salt water (called clam digger’s itch).

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  • Tailbone Injury

    The most common injury is a bruised tailbone. The tailbone is the small bone at the lower end of the spine. Location: upper part of the groove between the buttocks.

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  • Tear Duct - Blocked

    The tear duct is blocked in 10% of newborns. The tear duct is the tube that carries tears from the eye to the nose

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  • Teething

    Teething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Teeth come in between 6 and 24 months of age

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  • Temper Tantrums

    Tantrums are normal in toddlers. Tantrums may include whining, crying, screaming or yelling. It may also include pounding the floor, slamming a door, or breath-holding. Also called meltdowns or emotional outbursts.

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  • Thin Body Type (Normal Slenderness)

    Your child looks thin or slender. Their weight is more than 20% below the ideal weight for their height. However, your child is well-nourished, with a normal fat tissue layer (8–12 mm). This is measured by a skinfold calipers.

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  • Throat Infection - Viral

    A viral infection of the throat

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  • Throat Infection - Strep

    A bacterial infection of the throat caused by Strep

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  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth in young babies. White patches in the front of the mouth are the hallmark

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  • Tick Bite

    A tick (small brown bug) is attached to the skin. A tick was removed from the skin.

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  • Time-Out Technique

    Time-out means putting a child in a boring place for a few minutes to correct a misbehavior. It’s the most effective consequence (discipline technique) for misbehavior in 2- to 5-year-old children. Every parent needs to know how to give a time-out.

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  • Tinea Versicolor

    Skin infection of teens and adults caused by a fungus. Tinea versicolor means "ringworm of many colors"

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  • Toe Injury

    Injuries to toes.

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  • Toenail - Ingrown

    The corner of the toenail grows into the skin around it. Almost always involves the big toe (great toe)

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  • Toilet Readiness Training

    Readiness training means preparing your child for later potty training. It increases his or her chances of success.

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  • Toilet Training - How to Start

    Your goal is to toilet train your child. Your child will be toilet trained when without reminders he can: Walk to the potty. Pull down his pants.

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  • Toilet Training Resistance - Constipation from Stool Holding

    A child who refuses to be toilet trained and passes stools into his underwear. The medical term is encopresis.

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  • Toilet Training Resistance - Encopresis without Constipation

    A child who refuses to be toilet trained. He passes stools into his underwear or pull-up. The medical term for this is encopresis.

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  • Tongue - Geographic

    Map-like red patches on the tongue. Cause not known

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  • Tonsil Infection - Strep

    A bacterial infection of the tonsils caused by Strep. Also called Strep tonsillitis

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  • Tonsil Infection - Viral

    A viral infection of the tonsils. Also called viral tonsillitis

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  • Tooth Injury

    Injury to a tooth

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  • Toothache

    Pain or discomfort in a tooth

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  • Umbilical Cord - Bleeding

    Bleeding occurs from cord’s point of separation. The navel is also called the belly button or umbilicus

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