Tag Archives: infection

What to do about molluscum?

I had a conscientious mom “up in arms” about her daughter having two molluscum lesions on her neck. I calmed her a bit and then discussed the treatment options with her. . . Molluscum is a poxvirus causing a chronic localized … Continue reading

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What to do if you think you have shingles. . .

If you’ve had chicken pox, the herpesvirus is hibernating in your body.  It can reactivate anytime and cause shingles.   Shingles is a painful , itchy, burning, bugs-under-your-skin-feeling rash on one side of the body.  See your doctor for confirmation. The goals of antiviral therapy are … Continue reading

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Does attending daycare make kids sicker? have more GI infections?

All working parents who have sent their child to daycare wonder about the infections that seem to swarm around the daycare center.  There is a new study out, published by Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine that dispels many myths. … Continue reading

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Kids and bladder infections

Can kids get bladder infections? Yes.  1 in 10 girls get a bladder infection before age 16.  Only 3% of boys do.  Boy babies under 6 months are more likely to get a urinary tract infection (UTI) than girls.  After … Continue reading

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