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  1. It Isn’t Ringworm…Pityriasis Rosea ›

    All the lotions and creams I applied did nothing to alleviate the rash. What more can I do?

  1. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) ›

    Unprovoked bruising of the limbs may result in ITP.

  1. Dermatographism ›

    Not all hives are an allergic reaction.

  1. It’s Not Chicken Pox and It’s Not Scabies…Hot Tub Folliclitis ›

    Hot tub Folliculitis is a localized infection of the hair follicle caused by a specific bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a water-loving organism.

  1. Pediatric Medical Center Allergy Handbook ›

    My son had hives one year ago. Last week he was on amoxil for an ear infection and got hives. His doctor said he should not get any penicillin for the rest of his life. Is this so? The first time he had hives he wasn’t on any medication.

  1. Head Lice And Nits ›

    It is estimated that ten million children a year are affected by head lice. They mostly live on the bodies of their hosts--more commonly children--and feed on their blood.

  1. It’s Red, It Itches And I Don’t Want It ›

    Dr. Samson on Pityriasis Rosea, a relatively common skin condition that is seen most frequently in children and young adults.

  1. Ganglion Cyst Of The Wrist…Spare The Bible ›

    Dr. Theriot takes a look at ganglion cysts—what they are, how they form, and what to do about them.

  1. What Is Impetigo, Part 2 ›

    Impetigo can be contagious and threatening. The pediatrician can determine which main type is presented and how serious the case is. Let us look at the treatment of this infection.

  1. What Is Impetigo? ›

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  1. Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura ›

    Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura is a childhood vasculitis that affects children under the age of 10 years. The symptoms include a purpuric rash (mainly of the lower extremities), swollen and painful joints, colicky abdominal pain and in some cases involvement of the kidneys. It is a relatively benign illness that resolves with nothing more than supportive care in the majority of cases. Most patients are back to their baseline within a few weeks, but there are a few exceptions.

  1. Newborn Jaundice Can Be A Medical Emergency ›

    Although certain light sources do reduce bilirubin levels in the jaundical newborn, you may waste valuable time ineffectively by placing a clothed baby under a light source. Have the bilirubin level measured and, if needed, instigate an effective method of lowering it.

  1. When Are Moles a Concern? ›

    Moles, or pigmented nevi, are very common. There are two major classifications of pigmented nevi: congenital or acquired, Which should you be concerned about?

  1. Temporary Henna Tattoos ›

    Henna paste in tattoos is usually safe. However, if PPD, a chemical known as para-phenylenediamine is mixed in, a problem for some may become an issue.

  1. The Basics Of Acne ›

    Dr. Cox takes a look at this common teenage disease.

  1. Polydactyly ›

    When a baby is born with an extra finger or toe.

  1. Vitamin D Recommendations by The American Academy of Pediatrics ›

    Recommendations for Vitamin D have changed. Read the latest recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics.

  1. Is Constant Skin-picking A Problem? ›

    Severe skin picking can be treated with habit reversal training.

  1. Loving The Skin You’re In: Basic Skin Care ›

    Our skin is an organ and should be protected. It can be inflamed due to many factors. We should be aware of some basic principles of skin care to protect it.

  1. White Spots And Splotches…What Could It Mean? ›

    The appearance of white spots gave cause for concern, even though there was no discomfort associated with them.

  1. Sun Safety ›

    Dr. Cox provides pointers on protecting yourself and your children when out in the sun.

  1. When You Are Given Lemons, Make Lemonade… But You Can’t Forget The Lemons! Phytophotodermatitis ›

    A look at phytophotodermatitis,

  1. The Hairy Truth About Tarantulas ›

    Dr. Theriot takes a look at how tarantula hairs can cause opthalmia nodosa.

  1. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura ›

    HSP is an syndrome or constellation of symptoms that can affect any age, but it is far more common in children than adults.

  1. Myth Busting: Acne ›

    Studies have never clearly linked diet to acne.

  1. A Cheap And Effective Treatment For Warts ›

    Warts are caused by a virus, the human papillomavirus, and can occur virtually anywhere there is skin. The peak age in the pediatric population is around 12-16 years. Interestingly, over 66 percent of ALL warts in children will resolve spontaneously within two years without any treatment.

  1. Where’s The Worm In RIngworm? ›

    Dr. Murphy examines ringworm, what it is, what it does, and how to treat it.

  1. Hot Tub Folliculitis Strikes Again ›

    An examination of Folliculitis.

  1. When Man’s Best Friend Bites ›

    What to do if your child is bitten by a dog.

  1. Eczema: The Itch That Rashes ›

    A look at caring for children with eczema.

  1. Body Piercings ›

    Body piercing often has immediate, short-term or long-term complications.

  1. Spring Is Here…And So Is Fifth Disease ›

    EI is a benign illness in general. Only 15 - 30% of affected individuals with EI will develop a fever, which tends to be low-grade. The first real sign of EI is a red rash of the cheeks that is often described as a “slapped-face” appearance.

  1. Cat Scratch Disease ›

  1. It Ain’t Ringworm ›

    Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.

  1. St. John’s Wort and Other Herbal Medicines ›

    A look at St. John's wort.

  1. Busting Pediatric Myths ›

    Does milk cause mucus? Does food make acne worse? These myths and more get debunked by Dr. Theriot.

  1. The Bite Of The Stingray ›

    What to do if you're stung by a stingray.

  1. Summertime Woes ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at issues with water activities common during the summer.

  1. Billy’s Story ›

    A pediatrician's story of breaking bad news.

  1. Question and Answer: Molluscum ›

    An explanation of Molluscum.

  1. Fifth Disease ›

    An explanation of Fifth Disease.

  1. Questions & Answers: Shingles ›

    What to do if your child's caregiver has shingles?

  1. Sunscreen Q & A ›

    Dr. Welty answers a question on sunscreen.

  1. Dangers Of Sun Exposure ›

    Dr. Welty looks at the dangers of sun exposure and the steps you can take to protect your child.

  1. Spider Bites ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at spider bites.

  1. Hemangiomas: Blood Vessel Tissue ›

    Hemangiomas are vascular, or blood vessel tissues. They are not cancerous or dangerous. The two most common types are the salmon patch and the strawberry hemangiomas.

  1. Skin Rush, Impetigo ›

    This bacterial infection should be treated to prevent spreading.

  1. Rashes and Parenting ›

    Sometimes it's easy to overlook the obvious. We must be open to constructive advice and be able to appreciate another's point of view.

  1. Acne: The Bane of Teenagers ›

    This is a common skin disorder that affects nearly 85% of all people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Read the four major factors that are key to acne and the major agents used today for treatment.

  1. Warts, Frogs and Cats ›

    A look at some folk medicine cures for warts.

  1. Questions & Answers: Head Lice ›

    Dr. Theriot answers questions about head lice.

  1. Questions & Answers: Athlete’s Foot ›

    Dr. Theriot offers advice on treating athlete's foot.


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