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Acne: Information and Skin Care Basics

By JustMommies

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. » Read more

Yeast Infection

By JustMommies

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. » Read more

I Wanna Go Home: When Your Child is in the Hospital

By JustMommies

By Laura Nathanson, M.D., FAAP, » Read more

What is Impetigo

By JustMommies

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 and Staphylococcus. » Read more

Warts

By JustMommies

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, folklore and myths that surround warts. The stories even include “exotic” remedies to cure them. » Read more

Urinary Tract Infections

By JustMommies

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 coli (E-coli), entering the uretrha and spreading up the urinary tract. » Read more

Swimmer’s Ear

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. » Read more

Rotavirus: The Facts

By JustMommies

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 live oral Rotavirus vaccine. It is recommended to be given at 2, 4 and 6 months of age. » Read more

Roseola

By JustMommies

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. » Read more

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

By JustMommies

Pink eye caused by a bacterial infection usually involves a lot of drainage. You may notice this especially when your child wakes up and their eye(s) are very “goopy.” The discharge can also be green in color. In both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, the discomfort and infection can be in just one or both eyes. Sometimes just an allergen can cause pink eye. It can mimic that of bacteria and viral conjunctivitis-but removing the irritant should remedy the redness and discomfort. » Read more