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Infections
April 8, 2019

Do you have a viral rash?

A viral rash is, as its name suggests, caused by a virus. Like viral infections, viral rashes mostly affect toddlers and children. They generally look like splotches, red spots or raised bumps, but this can change, depending on the type of rash.
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Skin
November 27, 2018

What your skin is telling you about your health

Your skin reflects your health. Imagine a mirror that echoes from the inside out; chances are that if you’re generally unhealthy – the evidence shows up on your skin. As your largest organ, your skin needs (and deserves) the best care and nourishment. Your diet plays a vital role here. What you put in is what you get out. So, watch what you eat to avoid any unexpected “guests” showing up on your face and body. Some skin issues are way beyond your control, but for the most part, there are ways you can give your skin a healthy boost.…
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Child HealthParenting
December 8, 2017

How to prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a common contagious, viral illness that often affects infants and children, although it’s possible for older children and adults to contract it too. Don’t confuse HFMD with that similar-sounding disease that affects animals though! What causes HFMD? HFMD is a viral infection that’s brought on by the Coxsackie A16 virus. Although a different, related virus called Enterovirus 71 can also cause HFMD, it’s highly unlikely that there are other strains of viruses that will cause the same symptoms. The virus is highly contagious and can spread directly via saliva drops or bodily fluids,…
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Child HealthParenting
July 26, 2016

Have you heard of slapped cheek syndrome?

No – it isn’t what you think it is! Slapped Cheek Syndrome is a virus that mostly affects children and gets its name from the bright red rash that develops on both cheeks. (more…)
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Skin
April 11, 2016

I’ve got a RASH!

Bumpy, lumpy, scaly, red or itchy – a skin rash is hard to hide and hard to live with! There’s a reason that a rash is hard to ignore: it’s your skin telling you that something is wrong. (more…)
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Infections
February 23, 2015

How are measles like zombies?

It’s a strange comparison, right? Except this virus is just like zombies in the most important way: it seemed like the measles was dead, but it isn’t. (more…)
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