Conditions We Treat

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when a broad band of tissue located on the bottom of the foot becomes painful and irritated.

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Plasmaphoresis

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Play

Detailed information on the stages of play for all ages

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Play Therapy

Play therapy is used to help children understand and cope with illness, surgery, hospitalization, treatments, and procedures.

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Plugged Milk Ducts

Some breastfeeding moms may be more likely to get plugged milk ducts than others. Read on for some quick tips on avoiding and managing this condition.

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Pneumococcal Infection in Children

Pneumococcus bacteria can cause serious illness in children, including pneumonia, infection in the blood, and meningitis.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. This makes the air sacs in the lungs fill with fluid (phlegm or mucus). Walking pneumonia is a non-medical word that describes a mild case of bacterial pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by bacteria is treated with an antibiotic.

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Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be mild or serious. Pneumonia is generally more common in children younger than 5 years old.

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Pneumothorax in Children

A pneumothorax is an air leak in the lungs. It's when air from the lungs leaks into the chest area.

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Poison Ivy Rash in Children

Poison ivy rash is an allergic reaction to poison ivy. Poison ivy is very common plant in the U.S. It is similar to two other plants called poison oak and poison sumac. The plants cause allergic dermatitis.

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Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac: Treatment and Prevention

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac are plants that can cause a rash after contact with the sap of the plant.

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Poisons and Children

Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

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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.