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Posts Tagged ‘infection’

Skin Lesion: Staph or Pimple?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I just received an email question from a teenager who happened to attach a picture of a skin lesion she was worried about. I think it is great that teens are being proactive about their health and are asking questions about issues that are concerning to them.  BRAVO!! (more…)

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is Back

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

I have been seeing a lot of cases of “hand, foot and mouth disease” (HFM) in the office. This illness is usually caused by a Coxsackie virus A-16, a member of the enteroviral family. These viruses are typically seen in the summer and early fall. Don’t worry, this illness is not related to “hoof and mouth” disease seen in animals. (more…)

How to Treat a Baby With Thrush

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I have received an email via our iPhone App and now an office visit regarding the possibility of a baby having thrush. Thrush is a yeast (fungal) infection that involves the mouth, and is most typically seen in infants. (more…)

HELP! I Have A Nail Biter!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Dear Dr. Sue: My daughter bites her fingernails and now it looks like her finger is infected. I have been trying to get her to stop biting and hoped this would not happen. Now what? Thanks! Monica. (more…)

How To Treat Ringworm

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”  is so true.  I saw a cute 4 year old little girl today with “ a rash” on her arm.  This is the first “good” case of ringworm I have seen in a while, so I snapped a shot with my trusty iPhone camera to be able to show you.    (more…)

Spider Bite or MRSA

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

While walking down the hallway in my office, I keep hearing more and more patients concerned about a “spider bite”.  Think about this: how many spiders could there be out there, especially in the winter and early spring months? Also, these “spider bites” occur on really weird places; a baby’s bottom, the inner thigh, or even on the palm of the hand. (more…)

Staph Infections Often Appear Quickly

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The latest thing in my office has been a bout of staph skin infections. (more…)

Teens And Sexually Transmitted Infections

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. Although I use the word alarming, unfortunately it is better stated as “sobering reality” as the statistics only corroborate what I have seen in my own pediatric practice where I take care of many adolescents. (more…)

Twitter Ringworm Question

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We received a “tweet” from a concerned dad.  He writes: I’m sure you receive thousands of questions, but I was wondering if putting a band aid on my daughter’s ringworm (on knee) will impede healing? (more…)

An Infected Toe: Ouch!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

It’s media office day and I just received an email via our new iPhone App (The Kid’s Doctor) from a parent who has a child with an infected toe.  I suspect that her child might be a ‘toenail’ picker which often leads to a local infection along the edge of the toenail. (more…)