Rashes

Common Rashes in Children

A rash is a visual reaction on the skin. There can be various factors that contribute to a rash. Some of the causes can include: an allergy, medications, an infection or virus. A rash is your skin’s way of letting you know that something is irritating it. » Read more

Itching During Pregnancy

Many expectant moms find that as their bellies expand and the skin stretches, they begin to experience bouts of itchiness. If this happens to you, take heart in knowing that there are ways to relieve the itching (and in some cases, stop it altogether). Here are simple methods to soothe or stop the itching: » Read more

PUPPP Rash During Pregnancy

PUPPP is a rash that can show up during the last trimester of pregnancy. It stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, hence the acronym. PUPPP is estimated to affect about one out of every 160 to 240 women. Doctors don't know exactly what causes it, but it presents as a rash on your stomach and then spreads from there. » Read more

Cholestasis of pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition that sometimes happens in the third trimester. The main symptom is extreme itchiness in the hands and feet. A lot of times, this is the only symptom that you'll notice. Pregnancy hormones can sometimes overload the liver, and this blocks the flow of digestive fluid (bile) in the gallbladder and leads to cholestasis. » Read more

Rashes During Pregnancy

There are a number of different rashes that can develop on a woman's body during pregnancy. The hormonal changes that the body goes through are often to blame for these conditions. The rashes can range from ones that are itchy and annoying, but not serious, to conditions that are potentially life-threatening to the baby. There is often no cure for these rashes. » Read more

Heat Rash in Babies

Heat rash is very common in babies, especially those who live in hot, humid weather. It usually appears on the parts of the body that are prone to sweating, like the neck, shoulders, chest, diaper area, armpits, and elbow creases. » Read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Eczema

A bad case of eczema is hard on everyone in the house. Your little one’s dry, itchy patches of skin can make his or her life miserable, and you’re frustrated with “cures” that never seem to help. What is the best way to manage eczema, and how can you give your child relief? » 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