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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.)

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common fungal skin infection. It's generally easy to treat and prevent.

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.

Jock Itch

Jock itch is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is generally easy to treat and prevent.

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.

Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis versicolor is a rash caused by a fungus. It can appear over the chest, shoulders, and back, and is a common cause of skin rashes in teens.

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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

Ringworm

Ringworm is a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.

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.