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Poison Ivy and Children

Summer camps and family hiking sessions can sometimes result in children getting itchy rashes. To be blamed are plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. All of them produce the same substance or oil, called urushiol, which causes rashes. Urushiol is colorless and even odorless and is present within the leaves. Poison …

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Pinworms in Children

Pinworms develop as a result of an unhygienic habit of not washing hands before having food. They are small worms that resemble small thread pieces and cause itching in the anus area. Pinworms infect humans only and reside in the intestines. Every school-going kid encounters this problem at one time or the other. They can …

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