All the lotions and creams I applied did nothing to alleviate the rash. What more can I do?
Hot tub Folliculitis is a localized infection of the hair follicle caused by a specific bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a water-loving organism.
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.
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.
Dr. Samson on Pityriasis Rosea, a relatively common skin condition that is seen most frequently in children and young adults.
Dr. Theriot takes a look at ganglion cysts—what they are, how they form, and what to do about them.
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.
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.
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.
Moles, or pigmented nevi, are very common. There are two major classifications of pigmented nevi: congenital or acquired, Which should you be concerned about?
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.
Recommendations for Vitamin D have changed. Read the latest recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Severe skin picking can be treated with habit reversal training.
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.
The appearance of white spots gave cause for concern, even though there was no discomfort associated with them.
Dr. Cox provides pointers on protecting yourself and your children when out in the sun.
A look at phytophotodermatitis,
Dr. Theriot takes a look at how tarantula hairs can cause opthalmia nodosa.
HSP is an syndrome or constellation of symptoms that can affect any age, but it is far more common in children than adults.
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.
Dr. Murphy examines ringworm, what it is, what it does, and how to treat it.
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.
Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.
Does milk cause mucus? Does food make acne worse? These myths and more get debunked by Dr. Theriot.
Dr. Welty looks at the dangers of sun exposure and the steps you can take to protect your child.
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.
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.
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.