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A Brief Guide to Childhood Eczema

Rashes can be a frequent occurrence for children. One common type of skin rash, called eczema, can be an ongoing cause of discomfort. In fact, 1 out of every 10 children will develop this type of skin condition. What is eczema? Eczema causes skin to become dry, red, and irritated, often accompanied by tiny bumps. …

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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

“Hand-foot-and-mouth disease” sounds like a scary term. Many caretakers become concerned when they hear their child’s pediatrician utter these words. In reality, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a very mild type of illness that is not a major cause for concern. Although it is highly contagious and is common amongst young children, significant health complications are rare. …

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