Tag Archives: dermatology

Skin Irritation and Rashes from Moist Wipes

Do you use commercial wipes for your child’s face and hands? Do you use moist toilet paper or have special wipes on hand in the bathroom? New solutions sometimes bring new problems. The ingredients in some wet wipes and moist … Continue reading

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Cure for Eczema?

The simple truth, sadly, is no. There is currently no cure for eczema. Here’s why. Researchers have found that dry, irritated skin can be traced to a defective gene. The filaggrin gene codes for a protein that’s responsible for organizing … Continue reading

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Red Patch of Rash

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and because it’s outside bumping up against the environment all kinds of rashes can develop*.┬áThe causes of rash are many: infectious, allergic, and inflammatory to name a few. Sometimes they’re … Continue reading

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Phenology

Pediatrics is a seasonal specialty, and knowing what comes when helps patients, parents, and pediatricians prepare. Phenology is the study of periodic life events: when birds migrate, flowers bloom. Here in Northern California, we watch for the first rains to … Continue reading

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