Conditions & Treatments

  • Treatment

    Sleep Center

    Quality sleep is an essential component of a child's health and well-being. The Pediatric Sleep Center Team at St. Louis Children's Hospital is committed to helping children with a variety of sleep-related problems achieve optimum health....

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    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip joint that affects children. In SCFE, the ball of the thighbone (femoral head) slips off the neck of the thighbone....

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    Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain

    Determining slow or poor infant weight gain Weight gain is one of many signs of good health in the breastfeeding baby. Sometimes, a perfectly healthy baby simply gains weight slowly because it's just his or her own unique growth pattern. In other cases, there's a...

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    Small for Gestational Age

    Small for gestational age is a term used to describe babies who are smaller than usual for the number of weeks of pregnancy. These babies have birth weight below the 10th percentile....

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    Snake Bites

    Both venomous and nonvenomous snakes can bite. In the U.S., snakebites most often occur between April and October. Even a bite from a nonvenomous snake can cause an infection or allergic reaction in some children....

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    Sore Nipples

    Is it normal for my nipples to hurt? Sore nipples are common with breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding should not hurt. Also, the skin on your nipple should not break down any more than the skin anywhere on your body should break down. Mild tenderness or sensitivity...

  • Condition

    Spastic Diplegia

    The following are the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. The child may have muscle weakness, poor motor control and stiffness, also called spasticity, of the arms or legs. Muscle stiffness can cause clenched fists and walking with...

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    Spastic Hemiplegia

    The following are the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. The child may have muscle weakness, poor motor control and stiffness, also called spasticity, of the arms or legs. Muscle stiffness can cause clenched fists and walking with...

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    Spastic Quadriplegia

    The following are the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. The child may have muscle weakness, poor motor control and stiffness, also called spasticity, of the arms or legs. Muscle stiffness can cause clenched fists and walking with...

  • Condition

    Spastic Triplegia

    The following are the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy . However, each child may experience symptoms differently. The child may have muscle weakness, poor motor control and stiffness, also called spasticity, of the arms or legs. Muscle stiffness can cause clenched fists and walking...