Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: H

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Infections in Children

    Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) is a group of bacteria that can cause different types of infections in babies and children. H. influenzae most often cause ear, eye, or sinus infections. They also cause pneumonia.

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)

    Haemophilus influenzae type b is a serious bacterial disease that usually strikes children younger than 5. It is spread from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing.

  • Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Children

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an illness caused by a virus. It causes a rash that appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

  • Handwashing

    At home or work, it's important to wash your hands often—and properly. Read on to learn how.

  • Head Injury in Children

    A head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head. Or it can be a concussion, a deep cut or open wound, broken skull bones, internal bleeding, or damage to the brain. Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in children.

  • Head Lice in Children

    Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.

  • Headaches in Children

    A headache is pain or discomfort in one or more areas of the head or face. Headaches can happen once in a while. Or they may happen often.

  • Health Maintenance

    Detailed information on proper health maintenance for a child

  • Health Promotion and Common Problems

    Detailed information on health promotion and common health problems in children

  • Healthy Diets Overview

    Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.

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