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Molluscum Nightmare This Halloween?

As we approach Halloween on October 31, we are reminded of the plague that molluscum causes in our younger population. Molluscum is caused by the molluscum contagious virus, a member of the pox virus family. Yes, it is a cousin to small pox, but much less harmful. Like other pox viruses it can leave a small pock mark behind after it resolves. Molluscum is very common in younger children. Old...
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October is National Eczema Month

Video from the National Eczema Association Did you know that October is eczema month? This is because eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, often flares when the weather gets cooler. Cool weather leads to dry skin which lowers the irritancy threshold of the skin and leads to more inflammation. You can help prevent this by moisturizing every day and using topical steroids, under the care o...
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Infantile Hemangiomas

We get a lot of questions about infantile hemangiomas. Here is a concise article written by Dr. Browning and published this month in the Bexar County Medical Society magazine: Background Infantile hemangiomas are common vascular tumors seen in young infants. Risk factors include female gender, prematurity, twin birth, and problems associated with pregnancy or delivery. True infantile hemangi...
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