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Dealing with herpetic whitlow

Herpetic whitlow is an infection of the fingertip that causes severe pain. It usually affects one or several fingers and usually affects the terminal phalanx. This condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The condition causes severe pain and blisters. Symptoms of herpetic whitlow Redness and swollen Development of rashes with vesicles filled […]

How to treat cradle cap

Cradle cap is a common condition among babies between ages 2-4 weeks old. It is characterized by scaly patches that are rough that develops on the scalp of babies. It usually heals on its own after a few weeks but sometimes the condition becomes persistent and shows signs of inflammation, bleeding, swelling or pus that […]

How to treat milia

Milia are small white bumps that develop across the nose of the baby, chin or cheeks, usually among newborns but it can also develop at any age. They are dead skin cells that are trapped below the surface of the skin and form small and hard cysts. Adults can develop secondary milia in which burns […]

Itchy skin in babies

Itchy skin in babies is common because the skin of the infants is thin, sensitive and susceptible to irritation. It can be caused by eczema, irritation due to soaps and fabrics, allergies to foods that are eaten, bites from insects and dry skin. Many babies and toddlers can have dry skin and if they are […]