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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

By JustMommies staff

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

By JustMommies staff

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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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

By JustMommies staff

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
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MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

By JustMommies staff

Times are changing when we’re talking about antibiotic use. The predicted ‘Super infection’ is no longer a prediction but a reality. Bacteria have been around for thousands of years. They’ve survived by mere strength and the process of mutation. The drugs used to kill bacteria are now becoming
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Mononucleosis

By JustMommies staff

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Also referred to as “mono” or the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis most often strikes adolescents and young adults; adults usually have developed immunity to the virus. People with mononucleosis can feel tired
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Appendicitis Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

Attached to the first part of the colon, or cecum, is a worm-like projection otherwise known as your appendix. It's exact purpose is still not known, but we do now that we can live without it. Research has indicated that perhaps the appendix is part of the body’s lymphatic system. Just like your lymph
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