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  • Patient Education Handouts
    ADHD
    Medications
    Special Needs
    ... should go get your own prescription.” If you carry your pills with you, always keep them in the prescription bottle. Stimulant medications are controlled substances. The possession of stimulant medication without a prescription is against the law. Money does not need to be exchanged for...
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    Alcohol
    Allergies
    Asthma
    Community
    Fever
    Home Safety
    Nutrition
    Poison
    Safety Slips
    ... alcohol within a child's reach. Seek help if your child swallows a substance that is not food. Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or your doctor. Do not make your child vomit. Keep the following telephone numbers by your phone: POISON HELP LINE 1-800-222-1222 DOCTOR______________...
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    Blood Transfusions
    ... several parts, and each part has a specific job. There are many different types of blood. The 4 major blood types (A, B, AB, and O) are classified by the presence of certain sugars (“A” or “B” substance) on the surface of red blood cells. One out of every 10 people admitted to a hospital needs a...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Newborns
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... Staff should have a nonjudgmental approach to families. Trauma-informed care training might be helpful in understanding and supporting families raising children who have had prenatal substance exposure. March of Dimes: “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”, www.marchofdimes.org/complications...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    ... answer, drug tests are not always reliable, and your teen may resent being tested. Drug tests most commonly test urine. A breathalyzer may be used to test for alcohol use. However, it will not detect other substances. Also, many body tissues and fluids can be tested for drug use, such as hair...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Back Health
    Drug Abuse
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    ... on the basics: fluids, calories, training, conditioning, and rest. Shortcuts, such as the use of performance-enhancing substances and supplements, are of little benefit and can be dangerous. Athletes should Parents and athletes need to be aware that dietary supplements are not regulated by...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Allergies
    Skin Health
    Skin - Widespread Symptoms
    .... Hives just in one spot are usually due to skin contact with an irritant. Examples are plants, pollen, food or pet saliva. Localized hives are not caused by drugs, infections or swallowed foods. If you know what is causing the hives, avoid this substance. An example is certain foods. Help...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Bites and Stings
    Insect Repellents
    Nutrition
    Skin Health
    Eye Symptoms
    ... Eye irritation from getting an irritating substance in the eye The main symptom is a pink or red eye The eye looks irritated Red or pink color of the white of the eye May have increased tears (a watery eye) Eyelid may be puffy (mildly swollen) No pus or yellow...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Smoking
    Tobacco
    ... fist or a pocket. JUUL operates by heating a “pod” of e-liquid containing nicotine, flavorings and other substances. When heated, the e-liquid creates an aerosol which is inhaled by the user. JUUL has spawned its own terminology: use of these devices is called “juuling.” JUUL comes in youth...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Alcohol
    Drug Abuse
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Substance Abuse Issues
    ... following table shows how experts explain the stages of alcohol use. Keep in mind that even if your child doesn’t meet criteria for substance use disorder (SUD), all underage drinking is risky. For example, binge drinking, at any stage of use, is very dangerous and should not be condoned. Certain...
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    Adolescents
    Drug Abuse
    ... Young people today can face strong peer pressure to try drugs, including a group of substances called inhalants. Inhalant abuse is particularly a problem with younger teens, but even children as young as 5 or 6 years may try inhalants. Inhalants have the special risk of being deadly any...
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    Allergies
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... views as foreign or different from itself. The body reacts by releasing histamine and other substances that cause allergic symptoms. There are many different types of allergic reactions; some are minor and annoying, but some are serious and life-threatening. One form of a serious allergic...
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    Allergies
    Chest or Breathing Symptoms
    ... Cough caused by pollens or other allergic substances Lots of coughing The cough can be dry (no mucus) or wet (coughing up mucus) Mucus often is sticky and causes repeated throat clearing A coughing fit or spell is over 5 minutes of nonstop coughing Runny nose and...
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    Allergies
    Skin Health
    Skin - Localized Symptoms
    ... Skin contact with an allergic substance. The location of the rash may suggest the cause: Poison ivy or oak . Exposed areas, such as the hands. Nickel (metal) . Anywhere the metal has touched the skin. (Neck from necklaces, earlobe from earrings, or fingers from rings. Stomach from...
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    Allergies
    ... symptoms caused by allergies do not “act sick.”) Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, may be recommended. These shots contain small amounts of the substances to which your child is allergic. This therapy allows your child’s body to become less sensitive to these substances. Allergy shots can help...
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    Newborns
    Prematurity
    ... breathing disorder related to the baby's immature lungs. It occurs because the lungs of preterm babies often lack surfactant, a liquid substance that allows the lungs to remain expanded. Artificial surfactants can be used to treat these babies...
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    Allergies
    Skin Health
    Genital or Urinary Symptoms
    ... more common in the summertime. Reason: Children are outdoors and have more contact with plants and pollens. Overview: Most new small rashes are due to skin contact with an irritant. If the rash is very itchy, it’s usually from an allergic substance. Hand-to-penis contact is normal...
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    HIV and AIDS
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... blood-containing substances, these precautions are the same precautions described by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as universal precautions. Wear disposable gloves or, if using utility gloves, be sure the utility gloves are sanitized after use. Absorb as much of the spill as...