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  • Nail Fungus

    Nail Fungus

    My 3 year old son smashed his finger in the door at day care last November. Since then, his finger has swelled and oozed puss and blood several times. We have been to the doctor many times and have…

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  • Gloves and Socks Syndrome Defined

    Gloves and Socks Syndrome Defined

    What is Gloves And Socks Syndrome?

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  • Gloves and Socks Syndrome

    Gloves and Socks Syndrome

    I have a 17 year old son who has been abnormally healthy. A week ago he awoke with his hands and feet and lips grossly swollen. He then began to break out in hives. He was given a shot…

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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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