- Fifth Disease
Especially common in kids between the ages of 5 and 15, fifth disease is a viral illness that produces a distinctive red rash on the face, body, arms, and legs.
- Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
This common illness spreads easily in daycare centers and other places where young kids congregate. Learn how to protect your child.
- Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, Lyme disease in kids is almost always treatable.
- Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a common wart-like viral skin infection. For most children, the rash is no big deal and goes away on its own over time.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an infection transmitted by ticks. Find out more about it - including how to prevent it.
- Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection. TSS is a medical emergency - symptoms include sudden high fever, a faint feeling, diarrhea, headache, and muscle aches.
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