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  • Sore Throat - Symptom

    Pain, discomfort or raw feeling of the throat. Pain is made worse when swallows

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  • Spider Bite

    Bite from a spider.

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  • Spitting Up (Normal Reflux)

    Spitting up (normal reflux) is 1 or 2 mouthfuls of breast milk or formula. Spitting up (normal reflux) occurs in most infants (50%).

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  • Splint Care - Arm

    A splint is a padded piece of fiberglass or plaster. Also called a half cast. It’s placed on only one side of an injured arm. The splint is held in place by an elastic wrap (bandage).

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  • Splint Care - Leg

    A splint is a padded piece of fiberglass or plaster. Also called a half cast. It’s placed on only one side of an injured leg. The splint is held in place by an elastic wrap (bandage).

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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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