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Skin Issues

Hair loss in kids

We all lose hairs every day, but when does it signify a problem? When should you worry about your child losing too much hair?

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Rash Safety Skin Issues Uncategorized

Summer Penile Syndrome

Did you know there’s a name for the super swollen male parts from bug bites? Actually two names: Summer Penile Syndrome and Lion Mane’s Penis. Doctors might even call it seasonal acute hypersensitivity reaction. If you’ve ever seen it, you know it can be quite impressive. What is summer penile syndrome? Summer penile syndrome is […]

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Injuries Skin Issues

Swollen eyelid causes and treatments

There are many causes of swollen eyelids in kids (and adults). The good news is that the most common ones are usually not serious. Some swellings herald warning though and should be properly evaluated and treated by a doctor. Warning signs include vision changes, pain, protrusion of the eye, fever, difficulty breathing, abnormal eye movements […]

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Allergies Illnesses Skin Issues Uncategorized

Dark Under Eye Circles

I see a lot of kids with circles under their eyes. There’s a lot of confusion as to what causes them. Dark circles under the eyes may simply be hereditary – a trait that runs in families, but they also can signify chronic disease. I’ll cover some causes that are feared but not likely and […]

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Infants Skin Issues

Dry Skin

Dry skin is often called eczema or atopic dermatitis. Whatever you call it, it’s itchy and annoying! We see it year round for various reasons. Managing it can be tricky, but there are things to do to help. Eczema’s Snowball effect It’s really important to keep skin well hydrated or it tends to snowball. The […]

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Medications Skin Issues

Body focused repetitive disorder treatments

A relatively new development in the treatment of trichotillomania and other BFRBs is a supplement called N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Learn more. #trichotillomania #NAC #hairpulling #nailbiting

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Illnesses Injuries Skin Issues

Lip Licker’s Dermatitis

As the leaves fall and the wind blows, I know that I will start seeing kids with smiles bigger than life due to red swollen chapped lips. Parents frequently bring kids in year after year with this “recurrent rash” that comes every dry season and goes away (or at least improves) in the Spring. Licking […]