Conditions We Treat

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Physical Abuse/Trauma

Physical abuse is any act that results in physical injury to a child or adolescent, even if the injury was unintentional.

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Physical Exam for a Child with Congenital Heart Disease

Detailed information on childhood physical exam.

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Physical Exam of the Newborn

A complete physical exam is an important part of newborn care. Each body system is carefully checked for signs of health and normal function.

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Physical Exam: Adolescent Male

Detailed information on what males can expect during a physical examination

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Physical Needs of the Dying Child

A terminally ill child has many of the same needs as any seriously ill child, including a routine for sleep and rest, and for pain management.

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Pilomatrixoma

A pilomatrixoma (PEE-lo-may-trick-SO-mah) is a slow-growing, hard lump found under the skin. It is most common on the face and neck, but it may be on other parts of the body. A pilomatrixoma is usually a single lump, but occasionally, there may be more than one.

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Pilonidal Disease

Pilonidal disease is a condition that affects mainly teenagers and young adults. A pilonidal sinus is a small hole under the skin between the buttocks cheeks. Symptoms of an infected pilonidal sinus include pain, red skin, fever, drainage of blood or pus and a tender lump under the skin.

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Pinworms: Treatment and Prevention

Pinworms are small white worms that live in the large intestine. They are about 1/2 inch long and as thin as a thread. They can sometimes be seen in and around the child's bowel movements. The adult female pinworm lays her eggs on the skin around the anus. This causes itching and scratching.

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Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a common skin problem in children and young adults. It often begins with a large scaly lesion called the “herald patch.”

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Pityriasis Rosea in Children

Pityriasis rosea is a mild, common rash. It causes the skin to become scaly, pink, and inflamed. The rash can last from 1 to 3 months and usually leaves no lasting marks. This rash is not contagious.

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Placenta Previa

Bleeding can happen at any time during pregnancy. Placenta previa can cause bleeding late in pregnancy. This means after about 20 weeks.

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Planning to Be Away from Your Baby: Introducing a Bottle

You’ve been breastfeeding your baby up until now—but it’s time to return to work. You haven’t given her a bottle with breast milk yet. When should you make the change? Here are tips to make a successful transition from breast to bottle.

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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.