Does it seem like the more you scratch, the more your skin itches? Usually, itchy skin has a fairly innocuous cause: dry skin. Howver, in other cases, itch can signal other undiagnosed medical issues that need a doctor’s attention.
Many conditions can cause an itchy scalp, from dandruff to ringworm or something more serious like a bacterial infection or autoimmune condition. Learn about five common problems and fixes.
When it comes to bathing your young children safely, the best solution is to start with a bucketful of common sense and a dollop of caution. Then add a pediatrician’s five tips to the mix, and you’ll never be in over your head. When bathing an infant or toddler of 3 or 4 years of … Read More
We may not know the cause of the peanut allergy, but we’re getting closer to determining how to prevent it in kids. Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming … Read More
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Patches of red, scaly skin on your baby may be as unwelcome as a 3 a.m. diaper change, but they’re about as typical. Up to 30 percent of children under age 2 have atopic dermatitis (eczema), says Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist Joan Tamburro, DO. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that tends to run … Read More
Tired parents, you might be tempted to put a little cereal in their your baby’s bottle, just to help everyone get some sleep. But experts say, think again. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that many parents are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food before the age of … Read More
Like many pediatricians, I recommend that you introduce solid food to your baby no earlier than 6 months old. A study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics shows many moms are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food earlier without knowing the risks. Of the 1,300 moms that were questioned, 40 … Read More