Life Threatening Skin Rash series – Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is rare but life threatening, caused by bacterial toxins from staphylococcus aureus. Toxic Shock Syndrome commonly affects teens and young adults, from age 15 to 35 and majority, female. What Causes Toxic Shock Syndrome? Toxic Shock Syndrome is due the bacterial infection via the skin, vagina or pharynx into the bloodstream. While it is […]

Life Threatening Skin Rash series – Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare, severe disorder that causes pain, red/purplish skin, blisters and shedding of skin. It can be drug-induced or due to infection. It is a medical emergency and takes from weeks to months to recover. It is more common in adults or older people and men who use more of the […]

Life Threatening Skin Rash series – Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV) is a rare, auto-immune disease that mistakes skin cells and mucous membranes as foreign matters and attacks them. This results in blisters and sores of the skin and the mucous membranes. It is more common in middle-aged and older people. PV is not infectious. What Causes Pemphigus Vulgaris? Pemphigus vulgaris is caused by […]

Life Threatening Skin Rash series – Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is one skin rash that affects children (newborn to 5 years old), caused by infection from certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The bacteria produces toxins (epidermolytic toxins A and B) that bind to a molecule within the part of skin cell (demosomes) that adhere skin cells together. The damaged desmosome cannot […]

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids Series: Insect Bites

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids – Sunburn Heat Rash Insect Bites Rash is a common result from an insect bites, and during summer time, there are some insects that grow more, or come out during summer. There are various common insect bites, such as bed bug, mosquito bites, chigger bite. What Insect Bites are […]

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids Series: Heat Rash

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids – Sunburn Heat Rash Insect Bites Is Heat Rash in Kids due to Sweat, Clothes or Foods? Heat rash is a common term, and in Asia, it may be thought of rashes that come out from consuming ‘heaty’ foods. Is that right? Let’s find out, with the help of […]