Rash- Thrush/Candidiasis

What is Candidiasis or thrush? Candidiasis (sometimes called moniliasis or a yeast infection) is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and mucous membranes. When the infection occurs in the mouth, it is called thrush. If an infant has thrush, there is a chance that the infant also has a yeast infection in the […]

Smoker and the Child

Non-smokers are becoming less tolerant of smoke-filled environments smokers. Second hand smoke has negative effects on everyone, but theses effects are more severe for youngsters. Children–particularly infants– suffer definite and measurable effects when one or both parents smoke cigarettes ( the effect is dose-related with alterations in normal physiology being more prevalent and more severe […]

Sunscreen

 Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, or the stroller canopy. What causes Sunburn? Sunburn is caused by a type of ultravio­let (UV) light known as UVB, which can lead to skin cancer. While UVB is still responsible for much of the skin damage caused by […]

Rash- Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is a disease caused by infection with the group A Streptococcus bacteria (the same bacteria that cause strep throat). Causes, incidence, and risk factors Scarlet fever was once a very serious childhood disease, but now is easily treatable with antibiotics. It is caused by the streptococcal bacteria, which produce a toxin that leads […]

Seizures in Children

A seizure occurs when the brain functions abnormally, resulting in a change in movement, attention, or level of awareness. Different types of seizures may occur in different parts of the brain and may be localized (affect only a part of the body) or widespread (affect the whole body). Seizures may occur for many reasons, especially […]

Rash- Scabies

What is scabies? Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Scabies is found worldwide among people of all groups and ages. It is spread by direct contact with infected people, and less often by sharing clothing or bedding. Sometimes whole families are […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

What is RSV disease? Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common, easily spread virus that almost all children catch at least once by the time they turn 2. RSV disease usually causes moderate-to-severe cold symptoms. But for babies born at 35 weeks or less, or born with hear or lung problems, RSV can lead to […]