Skin

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Bug catchers - things kids catch

Head lice are the most common insect infestation of humans. They are tiny blood-sucking parasites that live on the human scalp and hair, feeding every 4-6 hours by piercing the skin and causing itching and irritation....

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Children with shellfish on the skin

This particular pox virus causes small skin-coloured lumps on the skin only a millimetre or so in diameter...

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Eczema and allergies

Australian researchers have found that toddlers who suffer from eczema and allergies are significantly more likely to develop asthma than other kids...

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Managing eczema

Eczema is a common, recurring, inflammatory skin disease where the skin flares up and becomes dry, red and extremely itchy. Scratching the skin brings some relief...

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The eczema enigma

Australia has one of the highest incidences of eczema worldwide, and managing eczema to prevent constant flare-ups can cost up to $2,000 a year. But because eczema is not considered to be life threatening...

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