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Posted by: drmolly in rash, diaper rash on
Sep 01, 2010
Diaper rashes not only irritate our little ones, but can be frustrating for parents, too. Here's a concern from a reader:
Q: My daughter Alexis, who is now 10 months old, has had an irritating and persistent diaper rash for close to a month now. I keep asking her regular pediatrician what to do. They have put her on three different creams and nothing seems to help. I let her air dry without a diaper on and a pair of little girl panties on, I
Posted by: drmolly in yeast, rash, diaper rash on
Aug 31, 2010
Let's face it, living in a diaper can't be fun. Babies live in their own moist and dirty world 24/7 for years. So it is no surprise that - despite the super absorbent diapers with the "stay dry" lining - diaper rash is a part of life, too.
Here are the different types of rashes, causes and the best approach to management:
Diaper rash that accompanies illness or a change in bowel movements is often due to the stool itself irritating the skin and
Tongues are funny things. Sometimes they will look like they have patches of the top layer of skin removed (geographic tongue); other times they will look like a ripe strawberry with a very red, somewhat swollen background and the papillae of the tongue looking like the seeds (as seen in strep infection), and one of the most common appearances in infancy is a tongue with a white fur-like coating.
Not all white tongues are problematic.
Posted by: drmolly in rash, pinworms on
Sep 20, 2009
Mud pies, pus draining from wounds, cleaning vomit out of the carpet, potty training and a sneeze that sprays your face are all really disgusting and part of the "fun" of parenting. Why is it then that when parents are confronted with pinworms they almost always want to vomit themselves?
Pinworms are really common and here's how it works: a kid has pinworms (a collection of little white, thread-like parasites in the intestine). The mommy
In the late summer and early fall mosquitoes are abundant and so are those pesky, itchy bug bites. But sometimes the bug bites can cause severe illness, too.
Even in a dry summer like the one we have had, millions of mosquitoes emerge each evening around dusk and each morning near dawn to feast on the animals and people out and about. Mosquitoes are indiscriminate feeders and will bite anything with blood flowing. Sometimes, these bitten
Posted by: drmolly in skin, rash, poison ivy, outdoors, nature on
Aug 28, 2009
With summer hiking, exploring grasslands near the beach or digging in a neighborhood park comes the possibility of running across poison ivy, oak or sumac. These summertime scourges look like unassuming ground cover but can cause up to three weeks of itchy, blistery discomfort.
Michigan is chock full of these unassuming plants that are chock full of urushiol, the oil that when it comes in contact with skin, causes a significant allergic
Ahh, spring! It is finally upon us and with it comes warmer weather, budding trees, bike rides and bugs. Mosquitoes don't make their debut until next month but spiders are here already as are fleas on our pets.
We react to bug bites with itching, swelling and redness because we are allergic to the bug's saliva or stinger. Some of us are more allergic than others and as a result, our whole face or arm or leg might swell as a result of the bug
It's 8 a.m. and you are trying to get your kids' winter coats on and load them in the car to head off to school and daycare when your youngest announces that her tummy hurts. Ugghh.
In today's economy the thought of calling in because your child is sick is seeming less of an option. Besides, all the kids at school and daycare are sick. Heck, this is where she got it in the first place. Hey, it's their fault she's sick, so they can deal with
Posted by: drmolly in sore throat, rash, pain, illness, fever on
Mar 10, 2009
Spring is finally starting and with spring comes a perennial favorite: Herpangina. This illness occurs in young children (usually under age 6) and is characterized by high fever, drooling, sore throat, fussiness and after a couple of days of fever, sometimes a little polka dot rash on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet will appear. Some kids will also have diarrhea with the illness and the rash can also appear in the diaper area
Posted by: drmolly in strep, sore throat, rheumatic fever, rash, kidney, illness, heart, glomerulonephritis, fever, antibiotics on
Mar 10, 2009
Fever, headache, vomiting, rash and sore throat: any and all of these are the symptoms of strep throat. Many children have at least one case of strep throat at some point during their school years and frequently a note will come home from school alerting parents to the fact that their child is at risk. Strep throat often makes you quite sick and seeing the quick response to antibiotics (usually feeling dramatically better in just 24 hours)