Adorable baby dressed in pink with baby acne on her face.
    October 24, 2002
    Baby Acne: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to baby acne: To many parents' dismay, their beautiful newborn's face breaks out with red bumps at around 3 to 4 weeks of age. This is called baby acne. It tends to occur at about the sam…

    June 19, 2001
    What is this Rash?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your question shows your thoughtful and observant approach to your son's illness. Your reasons for doubting roseola are sound. Measles and German measles are also unlikely in 13-m…

    Yogurt and Yeast Infections
    November 7, 2000
    Yogurt and Yeast Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Although yogurt has been offered as a remedy for vaginal yeast infections for decades, the jury is out on whether it is truly effective. The published studies in this area are inc…

    What are Warts?
    July 24, 2000
    What are Warts?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Warts are infections caused by viruses that are present everywhere, making them among the most common of all childhood skin conditions. The culprit will be one of more than 70 typ…

    Café-au-lait spots and Neurofibromatosis
    June 19, 1999
    Café-au-lait spots and Neurofibromatosis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Both Joseph (John) Merrick, the Elephant Man, and Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, are dramatic examples that have shaped our perceptions of neurofibromatosis. NF, also kno…

    Mother and child walking in a field. Understanding psoriasis.
    May 24, 1999
    Growing Understanding about what Causes Psoriasis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The first step toward successful treatment of any rash is to correctly identify it. Any child with a chronic or recurrent rash that is unresponsive to prescribed treatment deserve…

    White Patches of Skin
    August 31, 1998
    White Patches of Skin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Every year as the final weeks of summer come to a close, I am asked by parents on the phone, in the office, and online about white patches of skin that their children have develop…

    White Patches On A Baby’s Cheeks Could Be Pityriasis Alba
    August 31, 1998
    White Patches On A Baby’s Cheeks Could Be Pityriasis Alba

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I bet your 14-month-old is adorable. White patches on the face at that age are quite common. Sounds like you've done your homework about them! Pityriasis alba (which is Latin for …

    Keratosis Pilaris
    August 18, 1997
    Keratosis Pilaris

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Wendy, the rash you describe sounds like keratosis pilaris, a common mild condition in which the backs of the upper arms look rather like dried out, plucked chicken flesh. If this…

    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin
    May 12, 1997
    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Today in the office, a great mom asked me about her son's newly acquired habit of licking garden snails. Little boys often have a very different sense of hygiene than their mother…

    Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac
    July 24, 1996
    Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    Dr. Greene's Answer: From the tone of your question, I'm guessing that you have had poison ivy at some time in your life and that it was not a pleasant experience. If this is the case, you are not alo…

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine
    June 25, 1996
    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 s…

    Treating Diaper Rash
    April 30, 1996
    Treating Diaper Rash

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Diapers were a wonderful invention, controlling infants' waste products in a relatively convenient, clean, and healthy way. Still, ever since children began to wear diapers, diape…

    January 18, 1996
    Slap Cheek

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Slap cheek (also known as slapped cheek disease) is a common name for erythema infectiosum or Fifth Disease (the fifth childhood disease with a rash to be discovered). Caused by p…