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Children and Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: On the Rise

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A recent study reveals that more children are developing serious strains of antibiotic-resistant respiratory (ear, nose and throat) staph infections, specifically known as “MRSA.” According to a Reuters report, rates of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, are increasing nationwide.
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Swimmer’s Ear

By JustMommies staff

Swimmer’s ear (the clinical term is otitis externa or acute external otitis) is a painful, inflamed infection of the ear canal that generally extends visibly to the outer portion of the ear. Anyone can get swimmer’s ear, but it occurs most frequently in children and teenagers, especially during the
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Acne: Information and Skin Care Basics

By JustMommies staff

No one is immune to acne. We’ve all experienced it at least one time in our lives. Rich and poor, famous and infamous alike-acne knows no prejudice. For one reason or another, pores sometimes become blocked. Natural oils, sweat and dirt become trapped in the pore and acne occurs. You’re probably
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Yeast Infection

By JustMommies staff

A yeast infection, also known as Candidiasis, is caused by the organism Candida albicans. Candida is normally present in the body, and only becomes a problem when there is an overgrowth. Antibiotic use is know to cause yeast infections. Recurrent yeast infections can sometimes be a result of conditions
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I Wanna Go Home: When Your Child is in the Hospital

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By Laura Nathanson, M.D., FAAP,Author of What You Don't Know Can Kill You When a child is admitted to the hospital, pediatricians have the same concerns that families have: make sure the child stays safe, comfortable, and as emotionally secure as possible. In my childcare book The Portable Pediatrician
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What is Impetigo

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Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection. It happens to be the most common skin infection among children. Impetigo is spread by skin to skin contact or even coming in contact with an object that has been contaminated. Two types of bacteria are responsible for this infection, Streptococcus
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Warts

By JustMommies staff

If you haven’t personally experienced warts, chances are, you know someone who has. Warts are very common and extremely contagious. Although they are mostly nothing more than an annoyance, they generally cause little to no pain and are virtually harmless. There are dozens of old wives tales, rumors,
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Urinary Tract Infections

By JustMommies staff

Urinary tract infections are a common health care problem for women. Women are at greater risk for getting a urinary tract infection than men due to women's shorter urethra. This makes it easier for bacteria to spread into the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria, such as escheria
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Rotavirus: The Facts

By JustMommies staff

If you’ve had a child recently, you may have noticed a new addition to your baby’s vaccine schedule. On January 1st, 2007, The American Academy of Pediatrics published a revised recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents. One major change to the schedule was the addition of the
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Roseola

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Roseola is a common viral childhood illness that usually occurs in children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Roseola is contagious and usually runs its course within 5 days to 2 weeks. Signs and symptoms of roseola Roseola is marked by a high fever, 103°F or above. The child may also have cold or flu like
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