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 […]
Once considered eradicated from the United States, the familiar red rash associated with measles has made a comeback as immunization levels have dropped in some areas of the country.
In this video, pediatrician Carrie Bohenick discusses the rash and other symptoms of this potentially-dangerous viral disease, as well as the role of immunizations in preventing its spread.
Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside.
Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, means just that: Your eye is pink. So, there can be many causes for a pink or reddish eye. Anything from seasonal allergies to lodged foreign bodies to bacterial and viral infections can cause irritation in a child’s eye.