Skin & Rashes Health Center

“What are those red (or white or brown) spots on my child?” “Why does poison ivy (or oak or sumac) make us itch?” “How do I get rid of ringworm?” These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the questions we all have about rashes. Rashes can give our kids (and us!) the itchy-scratchies and don’t always like to go away of their own accord. The one bit of information that seems to come easily is that rashes are no fun!

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Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer because the outermost protective layer, the stratum corneum, isn’t mature until at least age two. In babies and toddlers the total …

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