Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: D

  • Deformational Plagiocephaly

    Deformational plagiocephaly is when a baby develops a lasting flat spot either on one side or the back of the head. It happens when a baby sleeps in the same position most of the time or because of problems with the neck muscles. The condition is also called flat heat syndrome.

  • Delayed Puberty

    Puberty that happens late is called delayed puberty. This means a child's physical signs of sexual maturity don’t appear by age 13 in girls or age 14 in boys. This includes breast growth, pubic hair, and voice changes. These are known as secondary sexual characteristics.

  • Delivery

    In preparation of the delivery, you may be moved into a birthing room or delivery room, or you may remain in the same room for both labor and delivery.

  • Dental Emergencies

    One type of dental emergency is a knocked-out tooth. If it's a permanent tooth, rinse it and place it back in the socket. Then immediately take your child to the dentist.

  • Dental Health and Children

    Detailed information on dental health in children

  • Dental Health Overview

    Generally, dental examinations and cleanings are recommended every six months for children. Encourage good oral hygiene at home by helping your child brush his or her own teeth.

  • Dental Procedures for Children

    Detailed information on the most common dental procedures, including braces, bleaching, bridges, dentures, dental implants, fillings, root canal, sealants, and wisdom teeth extraction

  • Dermatitis in Children

    Detailed information on dermatitis, including the different types of dermatitis such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis

  • Dermoid Cyst in Children

    A dermoid cyst is a pocket or hole under the skin. It contains tissue normally found in the outer layers of the skin. This might be hair follicles, oil, and sweat glands. Oil and sweat collect inside the cyst, causing it to get larger.

  • Describing a Child's Skin Condition

    A helpful look at some of the terms a healthcare provider may use to describe your child's skin condition.

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