Conditions We Treat

Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children

X-rays are a kind of imaging test that provides your healthcare provider with information about structures inside the body. These tests expose children to low doses of radiation.

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Ranula

A ranula is a fluid collection or cyst that forms in the mouth under the tongue. It is filled with saliva that has leaked out of a damaged salivary gland. If a ranula stays in the mouth underneath the tongue it is called a simple ranula. If it grows down into the neck it is called a plunging ranula.

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Rashes Caused by Viruses

Detailed information on viral exanthems (rashes)

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RBC Count

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Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems

Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of a teen girl's menstrual cycle. If your daughter notices anything different or unusual, talk with your teen's healthcare provider.

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Recovery Room/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Once surgery is done, your child will be brought to the recovery room, also called the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

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Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

RRP is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is a highly prevalent virus.

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Red Cell Disorders

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Refractive Errors in Children

The most common refractive errors in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Relationship Development

The teen years bring a focus on social interactions and friendships. This includes same-gender friends, same-gender groups of friends, and cross-gender groups of friends. In addition, sexual maturity triggers teens' interest in dating and sexual relationships.

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Renal Failure in Children

Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are two different types of renal failure—acute and chronic.

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Respiratory Disorders in the Newborn

Detailed information on respiratory disorders in high-risk newborns

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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.