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  • Newborn Rashes

    Common questions asked about normal skin rashes in newborns. Note: Mongolian spots and birthmarks are not covered here.

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  • Newborn Reflexes and Behaviors

    Common questions asked about newborn noises, reflexes and behaviors. These are normal and not signs of illness.

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  • Nose Allergy (Hay Fever)

    An allergic reaction of the nose. Main symptoms are an itchy nose, clear discharge and sneezing.

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  • Nose Injury

    Injuries to the inside or outside of the nose.

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  • Nosebleed

    Bleeding from 1 or both nostrils. Not caused by an injury.

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  • Oral Allergy Syndrome

    A minor allergic reaction to some raw fruits and vegetables. Causes itching and swelling only to the lips and tongue

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  • Overweight Older Child - Prevention and Treatment

    Your child is gaining weight too fast or: Your child looks chubby or fat or: Your child doesn’t like sports because his weight makes it hard keep up or: Your child is getting teased about his weight.

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  • Overweight Toddler - Preventing Over-Feeding and Over-Eating

    Currently 10% of 2 to 5 year old children in the U.S. are overweight. The main cause is over-eating. Overeating means eating more calories daily than are needed for normal growth and activity.

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  • Pacifiers

    A pacifier is an artificial nipple for a baby to suck on. It can be used when they are not hungry.

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  • Penis - Contact Dermatitis

    Rash on the male genitals (penis or scrotum).

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  • Perioral Food Rash

    A rash around the mouth from contact with food. Mostly seen in babies and toddlers

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  • Picky Eater

    A picky eater refuses certain foods. He won’t try new foods. Vegetables and meats are the most common ones. You are not concerned about how much he eats or his appetite.

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  • Pinworm Seen

    A tiny, harmless worm that lives in the colon (large bowel). It causes itching of the anus.

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  • Pityriasis Alba

    Small pale spots on the face. Called Pityriasis Alba (PA)

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  • Pityriasis Rosea

    Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is a widespread skin rash. Special finding: a large "herald patch" that precedes the rash by 1 to 2 weeks

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  • Pneumonia - Bacterial

    A bacterial infection of the lungs.

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