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  • Fracture Symptoms and Treatment

    Fracture Symptoms and Treatment

    What is a Fracture Fractures are broken bones. Anyone who has had a fracture knows how very painful they are. Fractures in children who are still growing need special attention to be sure the bone heals normally and continues to grow properly....

     
  • What is a concussion

    Head injury is a common reason why children are brought to an ER. According to the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery: approximately one of ten children will experience loss of consciousness from head injury during childhood. annually, over 500,000 children...

     
  • Corneal Abrasion – Treatment and Symptoms

    A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the cornea, the thin, clear covering over the front of the eye. Children can get corneal abrasions from many different causes. Infants may rub their eyes against blankets, a parent’s clothing or...

     
  • Broken Collar Bone – Symptoms and treatment

    The clavicle, or collar bone, is the bone that connects the shoulder to the chest. It doesn’t move much, but it is important to help “stabilize” the shoulder when a person throws or pushes something. Clavicle fractures are common in...

     
  • Hernia Symptoms and Treatment

    What is a Hernia “Hernia” is the word doctors use to describe a soft part of the body slipping out of the space that it normally occupies. When most people speak of hernias, they mean hernias involving some part of the...

     
  • How to Treat a Burn

    Burns are common injuries in children. A burn happens when any part of a child’s body comes into contact with something that is hot. The seriousness of the burn depends on the temperature of the material and on how long...

     
  • First Degree, Second Degree and Third Degree Burn Symptoms

    Burns are injuries caused either by chemical irritation or due to the application of certain forms of energy to the affected region. This energy may be in the form of heat (thermal injury), electrical (also thermal injury), ultraviolet light (sunburn),...

     
  • What Causes Nosebleeds

    What is a Nosebleed Nosebleeds are very common in childhood. They can be very frightening to the child and parents, but they rarely have a serious cause or pose any real danger. The most common causes of nosebleeds in children are minor...

     
  • Open Wound Care

    “Laceration” is the word doctors use to describe a cut in the skin. Almost all children get a laceration at some point before they reach adult age. Like so many childhood problems, lacerations happen most often to toddlers and teens,...

     
  • Mouth and Tongue Lacerations

    Mouth and tongue lacerations are cuts or tears that happen in a child’s mouth. They are very common and usually occur during play or a fall. Very often the injury comes from the child’s own teeth. Sometimes the injury is the...