Skin & Rashes Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth Disease: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Erythema infectiosum, Parvovirus B19, Slap cheek Introduction to fifth disease: A child with bright red cheeks and a rash on her trunk is sent home from kindergarten. Her teacher is pregnant. Was it best to send the child home? What is fifth disease? Fifth disease is a mild viral illness caused by a […]

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  • Allergies

    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and children […]

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  • Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts

    Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts

    Treatments for warts abound, varying from as gentle and simple as taping a patch of banana peel on before bed, to as high-tech and powerful as superpulsed carbon-dioxide-laser vaporization. A study published in the October 2002 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine compared having warts frozen by a doctor to having them […]

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