Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: B

  • Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery

    Because babies born by cesarean may have difficulty clearing some of the lung fluid and mucus, extra suctioning of the nose, mouth, and throat are often needed.

  • Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery

    Healthy babies born in a vaginal delivery are usually able to stay with the mother. In many cases, immediate newborn assessments are performed right in the mother's room.

  • Baby's Care After Birth

    Detailed information on baby's care after birth

  • Baby's Care in the Delivery Room

    A newborn baby is wet from the amniotic fluid and can easily become cold. Drying the baby and using warm blankets and heat lamps can help prevent heat loss. Often a knitted hat is placed on the baby's head.

  • Bacterial Endocarditis in Children

    Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart (endocardium), and the heart valves. It does not happen very often, but when it does, it can cause serious heart damage.

  • Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

    Detailed information on bacterial skin infections, including impetigo, cellulitis, scarlet fever, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

  • Bathing and Skin Care for the Newborn

    Bath time is a great time to bond with your newborn while keeping his or her skin healthy and cuddly soft. Get the facts—and proper supplies—to make these moments safe and enjoyable for both you and baby.

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) in Children

    Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.

  • Behavior Changes

    Your baby's activity level, appetite, and cries normally vary from day to day, and even hour to hour. But a distinct change in any of these areas may signal illness.

  • Behavior Disorders

    Detailed information on behavior problems in adolescents, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder

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