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  • How do I know if it's Measles?

    How do I know if it’s Measles?

    What are the symptoms of measles? When does the rash appear?

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  • What Are the Symptoms of Measles

    What are the Symptoms of Measles?

    My 11-month old child has had fever (39 C) for the last 4 days. She even had white spots inside the mouth. Today, we found tiny red spots all over her body. Is this measles? If so, how come…

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  • Fast Facts about Septra

    Fast Facts about Septra

    Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

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  • Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    My boyfriend has had poison ivy for four days now and has been using Hydrocortisone to stop the itch. He claims that it will cure the rash. I refuse to see him until he sees a doctor. Am I…

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  • Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac together produce more cases of allergic contact dermatitis than all other allergens combined. The resulting rash can range from mildly unpleasant to a true emergency with intense swelling, blistering, and oozing. With even a moderate case, the itching can seem unbearable. Most of the treatments are aimed at […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Urushiol is the reason for those itchy rashes one gets when coming into contact with one of these plants. The oil is found in the leaves, roots, and twigs of poison ivy and its cousins. There is no difference in the rashes, since there is no difference in the cause.

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  • Urushiol

    Urushiol

    What causes a poison oak rash?

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  • Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac

    Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac

    I am a mother of two. I have a 7 year old and a 6 month old. We just found out today that my son has poison ivy, or oak. My concern is my 6 month old. We have…

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  • Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of school or day-care (stranding parents at home), they will likely recover from the 250-500 itchy blisters with nothing more to show for […]

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  • Treating Diaper Rash

    Treating Diaper Rash

    I have a 15 month old daughter that has the worst case of diaper rash we’ve ever seen. It started awhile after she had taken some antibiotics. It is bright red with little blisters. We’ve been using Desinex. We…

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