Skin & Rashes Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Baby Oil

    Baby Oil

    What are your thoughts on baby oil? Is it good for baby skin?

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  • Persistant Diaper Rash

    Persistent Diaper Rash

    My baby has had a terrible diaper rash for about three weeks now. How can I get rid of it?

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  • Introducing Yogurt

    Introducing Yogurt

    My baby is 9 months old and has eczema. Is it okay to give her yogurt?

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  • What is Scarlet Fever

    What is Scarlet Fever

    What is scarlet fever and how common is it?

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  • Jaundice Helps Babies!

    Jaundice Helps Babies!

    A startling study published in the November 25, 2002 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences tells how scientists at Johns Hopkins University proved that bilirubin, the pigment that turns jaundiced skin yellow, is actually a powerful antioxidant – capable of protecting a baby’s cells from damage.

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  • Warts

    Warts: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: HPV, Verrucae, Common warts, Genital warts, Condylomata accuminata Introduction to warts: Contrary to well-established belief, the underside of a wart is smooth and round, and the entire wart is confined to the epidermis — the outermost layer of the skin. There are no ‘roots’! Even without roots, warts can be difficult to destroy. […]

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  • Sunburn

    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult cataracts can result from too much sun in the eyes during childhood.

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  • Rubella

    Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illness, scarcely worse than a cold, can cause such devastating effects on babies. Young parents, beware! What is rubella? Rubella is one of the classic rash illnesses of childhood. In […]

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    Pustular Melanosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Transient neonatal pustular melanosis, Newborn pustular melanosis Introduction to pustular melanosis: With a name like “pustular melanosis,” this interesting quirk of baby skin sounds nasty. Instead it is clean, cute, and as temporary as those oh-so-short first days with your baby. What is pustular melanosis? A birthmark that makes a grand entrance! Transient […]

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  • Parvovirus B19

    Parvovirus B19: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to parvovirus: If anything comes to mind when parents hear the word “parvovirus,” it’s usually something to do with dogs or cats. This makes sense. Parvoviruses have long been known to be significant causes of disease in animals. But animal strains of parvovirus do not cause infections in humans and human parvovirus does not […]

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