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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]