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Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is vital for the body, because it's needed to make collagen. Collagen is a type of protein found in many different types of tissue, such as skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
Molluscum contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that affects the skin. It most commonly affects children, although it can occur at any age. Usually, the only symptom of MC is a number of small, firm, raised papules (spots) that develop on the skin. They are not painful, but can be itchy.
MMR vaccine
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (german measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires two doses.
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and can sometimes lead to serious complications. However, it's now uncommon in the UK because of the effectiveness of the MMR vaccination.
Granuloma annulare
Granuloma annulare is a long-lasting rash that looks like a ring of small red or skin-coloured bumps. The rash usually appears over the backs of your forearms, hands or feet. It tends to affect children and young adults, and is slightly more common in females.
Roseola is a common, usually mild, viral infection that affects babies and toddlers. It often causes a distinctive skin rash, which can look alarming but is harmless.
Cradle cap
Cradle cap is the greasy, yellow scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalps of young babies. It's a common harmless condition that doesn't usually itch or cause discomfort to the baby. If your baby is scratching their head or there is swelling, speak to your GP as it may be a sign of another condition, such as atopic eczema.
Chickenpox vaccine
The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine protects against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. It is currently only offered on the NHS to people who are in close contact with someone who is particularly vulnerable to chickenpox or its complications
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.
Skin rashes in babies
It's normal for babies to develop skin rashes from as early as a few days old, as their sensitive skin adapts to a different environment. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own.
McCune-Albright Syndrome (MAS): Overview
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a genetic disease that affects the bones, skin, and the production of certain hormones, including those that affect growth and the onset of puberty.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
Describes the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, an autoimmune disease that affects mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6. Explains possible long-term consequences, including kidney disease.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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