Wrestling isn’t a sport for the faint of heart. It involves getting your body twisted into awkward holds, with common problems ranging from skin diseases to “cauliflower ear.” Zaid Khatib, MD, is a former Revere High School wrestler and coach who is now a second-year fellow with the Akron Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine team. He shares […]
Ever wonder whether you should take your child to see a doctor for that nagging rash? It can be hard to tell as children commonly develop rashes. Unknown rashes can be startling as a parent and it’s important to contact your child’s doctor if you’re worried. Dr. Carrie Bohenick, a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital […]
Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly-contagious fungal infection that can lead to round, very itchy spots on the skin. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers tips to identify and treat this persistent condition.
With indoor sports at the peak of season, especially wrestling, common rashes and infections are abundant this time of year. The ones we see time and time again are ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as impetigo and MRSA. Though they’re fairly easy to treat — many with oral antibiotics — they are highly contagious […]
This weekend is the highly anticipated Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Firestone High School. It’s this time of year our office is looking more closely for one of the highly contagious rashes that could disqualify these hard-working grapplers from tournament season.