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Is this rash baby acne or eczema?

Is this rash baby acne or eczema?

Babies are prone to rashes and other skin problems. Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that are common in babies. Both cause rash-like patches on the skin, and it can be tricky to tell the difference between them. Both baby acne and eczema are treatable, and the symptoms are usually temporary. In this […]

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How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

Baby acne is common and usually clears up on its own. Some rashes may need treatment, however, so it is important to know the difference between baby acne, rashes, and other skin problems. Babies have very sensitive skin, so caregivers may worry that spots or a rash are a sign of an allergic reaction or […]

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Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

A sunken fontanel occurs when the soft spot on a baby’s skull becomes more deep set than usual. One of the major causes is dehydration. The human skull is made up from several bones that are connected by tough fibrous tissue called sutures. These sutures give the skull some flexibility, allowing the head to pass […]

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What to know about baby acne

What to know about baby acne

People tend to associate acne with puberty and a person’s teenage years, but it is relatively common for a baby to get acne. The causes and treatments of baby acne, also called neonatal acne, are different from those of adult acne. This article will take a look at the prevalence and symptoms of baby acne. […]

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Risks and effects of adenoid removal

Risks and effects of adenoid removal

A child’s adenoids can sometimes become swollen and, occasionally, infected. If enlarged adenoids cause sleeping or breathing difficulties, a doctor may recommend adenoid removal. In this article, we look at what adenoids are, symptoms of their enlargement, and reasons for having them removed. We also explain the adenoid removal procedure, risks and possible complications, and […]

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How do you treat neck pain in children?

How do you treat neck pain in children?

While minor bumps and bruises are common during childhood, experiencing neck pain as a child can be startling. A range of things can cause neck pain in children, and it is vital to identify the cause to determine the best course of treatment. Neck pain is often temporary and clears within 1 or 2 days […]

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How to spot and treat RSV in babies

How to spot and treat RSV in babies

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a viral infection that can cause significant symptoms in infants under the age of 2 years old. However, most infants who get the virus experience cold-like symptoms and recover without issue. RSV can have serious consequences in certain groups, however, including: babies younger than 6 months babies born prematurely […]

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What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?

What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?

Toddlers can often get fevers when they are unwell, even when they have a cold or another minor illness. Several common childhood illnesses, including roseola and scarlet fever, can cause a rash to develop after the fever passes. A fever is not a disease but a sign that the body’s immune system is fighting an […]

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Is a runny nose during teething normal?

Is a runny nose during teething normal?

People often believe that teething can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, fever, pain, irritability, and sleep problems. However, the scientific evidence behind these beliefs is not straightforward. Researchers have come to varied conclusions about the links between these symptoms and teething. While many experts agree that teething does not cause congestion or a […]

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What to know about babies and cold sores

What to know about babies and cold sores

Cold sores are common and relatively harmless in toddlers and children, but the cold sore virus can be dangerous for babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children will start to get cold sores by the age of 5. Newborns rarely get cold sores, but, when a baby who is less than 6 […]