Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are all contagious diseases caused by viruses. The MMR vaccine is currently used to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. And varicella is another word for chickenpox. The MMRV vaccine […]
Acrocyanosis describes a condition in which the mouth and extremities become blue due to a lack of oxygen. It is common and is most often […]
Molluscum contagiosum is a common and painless skin infection caused by a molluscum virus. This virus is spread through direct skin contact with an infected […]
Hypospadias is a congenital penis defect diagnosed in an estimated 1 in 200 babies. This condition occurs when the urethra forms abnormally, causing the opening […]
Diaper rash is a common problem in babies from birth to about three years old. It can include everything from slightly reddened, inflamed skin to crusted, weeping sores where the diaper contacts the skin.
Causes of […]
The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) causes cold sores, which look like oozing blisters around the mouth. HSV-1 is not the same strain that causes genital herpes (HSV-2). This virus is contagious and can be spread […]
Impetigo is an infection of the skin that is caused by strep or staph bacteria. This contagious infection can occur anywhere on the body, though it is likely to occur […]
Swollen eyelids are common and are due to several causes. Most are benign conditions and easy to treat at home. However, some causes of swollen eyelids can be more severe.