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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 manage keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a skin disorder that affects people of all ages. Keratosis pilaris develops as rough, small, red or tan bumps around the hair follicles on the legs, upper arms, buttocks and sometimes on the cheeks. [youtube url=””] Keratosis pilaris is usually common in children and adolescents but can also affect adults and females […]

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. [youtube url=””] Adults can develop secondary milia in […]

How to get rid of boils

Boils are infection of the skin that develops on a hair follicle or an oil gland. The affected area becomes red and eventually small bumps will develop. In a few days the bump becomes white due to pus that builds up under the skin. [youtube url=””] Boils can develop anywhere in the body but usually […]

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. [youtube url=””] Many babies and toddlers can have dry skin and if […]