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    Dogs May Help Lower Risk of Eczema in Children

    Nov 7, 10 • 4127 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Dogs May Help Lower Risk of Eczema in Children

    Recent research is suggesting that having a dog as a pet can help protect children against eczema. Children with a dog in the home at age 1 had a significantly reduced risk of eczema at age 4. On the other hand, children who had a cat in the home were more...

  • Laptop Use May Discolor Skin

    Nov 3, 10 • 6956 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Laptop Use May Discolor Skin

    It has been speculated that people who spend long periods of time studying or working with their computers on their laps or upper leg area could develop a toasted skin syndrome. The syndrome consists of a brownish discoloration of the skin caused by prolonged...

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    Poison Ivy

    Sep 20, 10 • 6969 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a plant that can cause a skin rash known as allergic contact dermatitis upon skin contact. The rash is red, uncomfortable and itchy, and it often appears in lines or streaks. It is also filled with bumps and show hives. What causes poison ivy?...

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    What the Hive is Happening: A Look At Children’s Hives

    Jul 28, 10 • 3372 Views • Children's SkinComments Off on What the Hive is Happening: A Look At Children’s Hives

    What are hives? They are an itchy skin rash that is red and raised with bumps, triggered by various factors such as allergies, drugs, viruses, insect bits, plants, etc.  They can appear anywhere on your child’s body, from the skin to the inside of the...

  • Examining Eczema

    Jul 14, 10 • 4047 Views • Children's Skin, Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Examining Eczema

    The term eczema is very broad and actually can mean a handful of different skin conditions that causes the skin to get red and irritated, to various intensities. The most common cause of eczema is atopic dermatitis. The term “atopic” means when a person...

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    Mommy, It Itches!! Kids and Skin

    Jul 9, 10 • 3289 Views • Children's Skin, Skin Care, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Mommy, It Itches!! Kids and Skin

    The most common skin problems in children are things we already recognize: bug bites, scrapes, and bruises. However, eczema and infections are also up there with the rest. Here is a quick summary of what each condition is and how to treat them: Bug bites:...