Conditions We Treat

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Diapers and Diaper Rash

You have 2choices in diapers—cloth or disposable. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. You must decide which works best for your child and family.

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Diaphragmatic Hernia in Children

A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect. It happens in a baby during pregnancy. In this condition, there’s an opening in your baby’s diaphragm. This is the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity.

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Diarrhea (loose, watery bowel movements) is a common problem for young children. Diarrhea may be caused by a serious illness, but usually, it is only the result of a minor infection.

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Diarrhea in Children

Diarrhea is a common problem. It may last 1 or 2 days and go away on its own. If diarrhea lasts more than 2 days, your child may have a more serious problem.

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Diet and Diabetes

It is important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. The type and amount of food your child eats affects his/her blood sugar levels.

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Difficulty with Latching On or Sucking

Detailed information on problems with latching-on or sucking during breastfeeding, and how to handle them .

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DiGeorge Syndrome

DiGeorge Syndrome is also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

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Digestive and Liver Disorders

Detailed information on digestive and liver disorders during pregnancy

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Digestive and Liver Disorders Overview

What is digestion?Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients to be absorbed into the blood and carried to cells throughout the body.

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Digestive Disorders

Detailed information on the most common digestive disorders in high-risk newborns

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Diphtheria in Children

A detailed look at diphtheria, including symptoms, treatment, and a vaccination schedule.

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Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP)

Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus are serious illnesses. A combination vaccine is given to babies and children to provide protection against all 3 diseases.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.