Children have largely been spared during the coronavirus pandemic — the virus has mostly struck adults. But recently, alarming images of kids in hospital beds, their skin splashed with red blotches, have peppered the nightly news. The rashes stem from a rare inflammatory disease called pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome (PMIS), also known as multisystem inflammatory
Updated June 25, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has become as normal as wearing clothes (or at least sweatpants, for those sheltering in place). Some people wear one only to grocery shop or take a walk; others, such as healthcare workers, wear one all day long. While a mask helps protect
Despite the miserable itching it causes, poison ivy rash clears up on its own and can usually be treated at home. For mild to moderate cases, the home remedies below can help ease the itching. Before you do anything else, thoroughly wash exposed skin with soap and water to remove the culprit, an oil called
Fever, tiredness, dry cough and shortness of breath are common symptoms of the new coronavirus called COVID-19, but not everyone who develops the disease has the same symptoms. Some people may get a runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea or lose their sense of smell. Doctors are also seeing skin rashes on the body and
You know what a dermatologist is — a doctor who treats skin conditions. (Dermatologists also treat hair and nail conditions.) And perhaps you’ve heard of telehealth, aka telemedicine. They let health practitioners assess, diagnose and treat patients from afar through telecommunications technology, such as video conferencing apps or secure telehealth websites. You can probably figure
You caught a nasty case of poison ivy rash hiking in the woods or working in your yard. Now, you’re scratching up a storm at home and wondering — can my family catch this from me? The short answer is no. Poison ivy rash, which is caused by an allergic reaction to an oil in the
Warts are caused by viruses and are passed from person to person, sometimes indirectly through touching an object someone with a wart has touched. While they are cosmetically unappealing, they are non-cancerous and not dangerous, but they can cause discomfort if they become irritated. What Causes Warts? Warts are caused by a viral infection in
It’s that time of year again when children are back in school. Like every parent, you purchased school supplies and new school clothes so your child is comfortable and ready to hit the school room. But what about your child’s skin health, which can have a serious impact on their ability to thrive in school?