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The easy-to-follow symptom charts and the descriptions of common childhood problems, written in jargon-free language, help parents figure out what might be wrong with their child, how urgent it might be, and what they can do to make their child feel better, providing reassurance and support. Filled with practical advice on what parents can safely do at home to relieve their child's symptoms and aid recovery, this book will help them decide whether it is necessary to consult a doctor.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780756633998
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bernard Valman has been a pediatrician in London for over 35 years. After obtaining his medical degree from Cambridge University, he started at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.
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Table of Contents


How to Use this Book     8
Your Child's Body     10
Anatomy and Development     12
Body systems     12
Skeletal development     14
The senses     16
Growth charts     17
Body mass index charts     21
The newborn baby     22
Developmental milestones     24
Adolescent development     26
Healthy Living     27
Infancy     27
Adding solid food     28
Healthy eating and obesity     29
Safety and health     30
Infancy     31
The newborn baby     31
The older infant     32
Symptom Charts     34
Children Under 1 Year     36
Fever in infants     36
Diarrhea in infants     38
Vomiting in infants     40
Feeding problems     42
Slow weight gain     44
Excessive crying     46
Skin problems in infants     48
Children Over 1 Year     50
Fever in children     50
Diarrhea in children     52
Vomiting in children     54
Poorappetite     56
Growth problems     58
Speech problems     60
Toilet-training problems     62
Headache     64
Toothache     66
Children of All Ages     68
Feeling generally sick     68
Lumps and swellings     70
Painful limbs     72
Painful joints     74
Foot problems     76
Rash with fever     78
Spots and rashes     80
Itchiness     83
Hair and scalp problems     84
Breathing problems     86
Coughing     88
Sore throat     91
Abnormal drowsiness or confusion     92
Dizziness, fainting, and seizures     94
Eye problems     96
Vision problems     98
Painful or itchy ear     100
Hearing problems     102
Mouth problems     104
Abdominal pain     106
Constipation     108
Abnormal-looking stool     110
Urinary problems     112
Genital problems in boys     114
Genital problems in girls     115
Diseases & Disorders      116
Infectious Diseases     118
Measles     118
Rubella     119
Fifth disease     119
Chickenpox     120
Hand, foot, and mouth disease     120
Roseola infantum     121
Scarlet fever     121
Mumps     122
Tetanus     122
Pertussis     123
Malaria     123
Typhoid fever     124
Infectious mononucleosis     124
Kawasaki disease     125
HIV infection and AIDS     125
Muscle, Bone, and Joint Disorders     126
Limping     126
Strains and sprains     127
Cramps     127
Fractures and dislocations     128
Scoliosis     128
Minor skeletal problems     129
Clubfoot     129
Developmental dysplasia, hip     130
Transient synovitis     130
Slipped femoral epiphysis     131
Legg-Perthes' disease     131
Knee disorders     132
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis     132
Bone and joint infection     133
Muscular dystrophy      133
Skin Disorders     134
Seborrheic dermatitis     134
Eczema     135
Diaper rash     136
Contact dermatitis     136
Chapped lips     136
Psoriasis     137
Boil     137
Insect bites and stings     138
Hives     138
Cold sores     139
Impetigo     139
Acne     140
Pityriasis rosea     140
Warts     141
Molluscum contagiosum     141
Fungal infections     142
Tinea versicolor     142
Scabies     143
Head lice     143
Blood and Circulatory Disorders     144
Congenital heart disease     144
Anemia     145
Iron-deficiency anemia     146
Leukemia     146
Henoch-Schonlein purpura     147
Thrombocytopenia     147
Respiratory System Disorders     148
Common cold     148
Enlarged adenoids     149
Sinusitis     149
Croup     150
Epiglottitis     150
Sore throat      151
Influenza     151
Allergies     152
Allergic rhinitis     152
Asthma     153
Anaphylactic shock     154
Tuberculosis     154
Bronchiolitis     155
Pneumonia     155
Nervous System Disorders     156
Febrile seizures     156
Epilepsy     157
Meningitis     158
Encephalitis     159
Head injury     159
Neural tube defects     160
Cerebral palsy     160
Recurrent headaches     161
Chronic fatigue syndrome     161
Ear and Eye Disorders     162
Otitis media     162
Middle ear effusion     163
Otitis externa     163
Labyrinthitis     164
Altitude trauma     164
Iritis     164
Pink eye     165
Blocked tear duct     165
Eyelid disorders     166
Strabismus     166
Refractive errors     167
Behavioral and Emotional Problems     168
Sleep problems     168
Habitual behavior     169
Soiling      169
Anxiety and fears     170
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder     170
Autism     171
Speech problems     171
Learning difficulties     172
Eating disorders     173
Depression     173
Antisocial behavior     174
Substance abuse     174
Mouth and Teeth Disorders     175
Mouth ulcers     175
Oral thrush     176
Gingivostomatitis     176
Gingivitis     176
Tooth decay     177
Dental abscess     178
Malocclusion     178
Digestive System Disorders     179
Appendicitis     179
Gastroenteritis     180
Toddler's diarrhea     181
Constipation     181
Reactions to food     182
Celiac disease     183
Malabsorption     183
Inflammatory bowel disease     184
Irritable bowel syndrome     185
Intestinal obstruction     185
Gastroesophageal reflux     186
Pyloric stenosis     186
Hernia     187
Giardiasis      187
Pinworms     188
Hepatitis     188
Hormonal Disorders     189
Hypothyroidism     189
Growth hormone deficiency     189
Diabetes mellitus     190
Diabetes insipidus     191
Urinary and Genital Disorders     192
Bed-wetting     192
Urinary tract infections     193
Glomerulonephritis     194
Nephrotic syndrome     194
Hemolytic uremic syndrome     195
Vulvovaginitis     195
Penis and testis disorders     196
Genetic Disorders     198
Down syndrome     198
Fragile X syndrome     199
Sickle-cell anemia     199
Thalassemia     200
Hemophilia     200
Phenylketonuria     201
Cystic fibrosis     201
First Aid & Nursing A Sick Child     202
First aid priorities     202
Checking breathing     203
Recovery position     203
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation     204
Choking     206
Bleeding     208
Shock     208
Burns      209
Eye wound     209
Broken leg     210
Broken collarbone     210
Broken arm     211
Swallowed poisons     211
Nursing a sick child     212
Index     213
Acknowledgments     216
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