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Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.)

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.

Infections That Pets Carry

Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.

Oral Thrush

Oral thrush, a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around the baby's mouth, often goes away on its own without medical treatment.

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Pneumocystis pneumonia can affect infants who have AIDS, cancer, or other conditions that affect the immune system.

Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete's Foot)

Jock itch, athlete's foot, and ringworm are all types of fungal skin infections known collectively as tinea. Most are easily preventable and treatable.

Vaginal Yeast Infections

Vaginal yeast infections are common among growing girls, and can cause some pain and discomfort. They usually clear up quickly with proper medical treatment.