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Baby Rashes: What You Should Know

It’s common for babies to develop rashes, such as eczema, heat rash, and acne. Learn more about the different baby rashes, symptoms, and...

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Prickly Heat: Everything You Need to Know

Prickly heat is a skin rash caused by blocked sweat ducts, causing a prickly feeling. Learn about common causes, symptoms, and treatment options....

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Overview of Vitiligo in Children

Vitiligo is a common skin condition causing coloring changes. It is not contagious. Learn about vitiligo in children, its causes, treatment, and...

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What Is Poison Ivy?

Poison ivy is a plant that can produce an itchy, red, blistering rash when you have contact with it. Reviewed by a board-certified pediatrician....

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Anti-Itch Creams and Remedies for Children

These common treatments can provide some relief for itchy babies and kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter medications. Itching is a...

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Spider Bites vs. MRSA Infections

Is it an MRSA staph infection or an infected spider bite? They look similar, but you don't want to delay treatment for your child....

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Eczema Triggers and Allergic Reactions in Children

Learn about food allergies in children and whether or not your infant's formula could be causing eczema. Since eczema normally comes and goes and...

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Heat Rash in Children

Learn how to differentiate between heat rash and other rashes in children and how to treat and prevent this common problem. Although having a heat...

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Perioral Dermatitis Overview

Perioral dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin rash associated with chronic use of steroid creams. Learn more about what causes it. Perioral...

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Acne Treatments for Children and Teens

Does your child or teen have acne? Learn the causes and how it can be effectively treated by your pediatrician with prescription medications. Acne is...

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What to Know About Chiggers and Their Bites

Learn more about avoiding chiggers and treating bites which are most common in late spring, summer, and early fall. If your kids spend a lot of time...

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Newborn Baby Acne

Despite how alarming it may look to new parents, newborn baby acne is a common and harmless condition. Learn the causes and treatment of baby acne....

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Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and Sunscreen

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which is an indication of how much protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays and sunburn. Learn more. SPF...

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What Parents Should Know About Caterpillars

For a bug, caterpillars are cute, but if a child comes in contact with one he could have a painful reaction. Here's what parents should know. Of...

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How MRSA (Mersa) Is Diagnosed

Learn more about MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause skin infections. If you or someone you know...

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Using Bleach Baths to Treat Skin Conditions

Doctors are increasingly recommending bleach baths to help skin conditions such as eczema. Learn why and how to make one that is effective, but safe....

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An Overview of Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) in Children

Around 10% of kids in the U.S. have eczema, characterized by an itchy, red rash. Learn how to spot it and what you can do to ease related discomfort....

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Treating Cradle Cap Rashes in Infants

Learn about the symptoms and treatments for infants with cradle cap rashes, a skin condition that causes flaking and scaling on a baby's scalp....

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Keratosis Pilaris Rash Treatments

Learn about keratosis pilaris which is the likely cause of a rough rash that isn't itchy on a child's cheeks and arms. Keratosis pilaris is a...

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Identify and Treat a Yeast Diaper Rash at Home

Learn to identify yeast diaper rashes, some tips for treating them at home, and when to call the doctor if home remedies are unsuccessful. “Diaper...

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What Is Cradle Cap?

Learn about the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of cradle cap, and find out how to treat mild cases of cradle cap at home. Cradle cap is...

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Dry Skin Treatments for Babies and Older Children

Dry skin can be a common problem for children of all ages. By knowing the best lotion and treatment options, you can ease discomfort and prevent...

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What’s the Difference Between Suntan Lotion and Sunscreen?

Suntan lotion is often confused with sunscreen and sunblock, but there are differences in SPF content. Here’s how to protect yourself and your...

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