Atopic dermatitis

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Pascoe, E. Atopic dermatitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from The Medical Journal of Australia. In a 15 minute podcast Prof Alan Cooper (Dermatologist, Royal North Shore Hospital) discusses what’s new in eczema management and, perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t changed. Which kids respond well to ultraviolet light therapy? If you only get the itch to listen…

Eradicating scabies at DFTB17

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DFTB, T. Eradicating scabies at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

This talk was recorded live on the second day of DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops and the conference itself at

Incomplete Kawasaki Disease

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Courtney, A. Incomplete Kawasaki Disease, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

  A four year old Japanese male was brought into Emergency with 5 days of fevers, non-exudative bilaterally injected sclerae, erythematous pharynx and irritability. Wondering about the possibility of Kawasaki Disease, I turned to check the 2017 update of the American Heart Association Scientific Statement, focusing on considering a diagnosis of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease.  …

Teething trouble

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Tagg, A. Teething trouble, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

As the smallest member of the clan grows older it’s time for my reality based revision to move on from normal neonates to something else. We’ve made it through neonatal nasties and tourniquets on toes. It’s something more commonplace that keeps us up at night – something we’ve all been through – teething.

Molluscum contagiosum

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Tagg, A. Molluscum contagiosum, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

  It started as one or two raised little bumps under her arm. They didn’t seem to bother her but as time went on they seemed to increase in number.  As a handful became too many to count her parents became concerned. What were these fleshy little lumps? Why wouldn’t they go away? Could they…

Warts and all

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Goldstein, H. Warts and all, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

Victor, 11, presents to the ‘minors’ area of your emergency department with a painful wart on his foot. It has been increasing in size over the last three months and is now so sore he can’t walk on it without a limp. His GP suggested trying duct tape, but Victor’s parents were skeptical about this. They’ve sought…

Neonatal dermatology – the rashes you shouldn’t ignore

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Parmar, T. Neonatal dermatology – the rashes you shouldn’t ignore, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

Neonates have rashes of all shapes and sizes. It’s important for us to be able to reassure parents where appropriate and act when we need to. This two part series deals with neonatal dermatology. In Part 1, we looked at the benign conditions, but in Part 2 we will look at the conditions that you shouldn’t…

Eczema – an itchy problem

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Coe, A. Eczema – an itchy problem, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. In most cases it develops in early childhood. It is typified by dry itchy skin and is episodic in nature (except in severe cases). Most children with eczema will experience flares, sometimes as often as three- four times per month. (NICE Guidelines 2007). In today’s part we will…

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap

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Marikar, D. Cradle cap, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

Cradle cap (infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis) is a self-limiting greasy, scaly rash of unknown cause that most commonly affects the scalps of babies.  Overactive sebaceous glands, maternal hormones and skin yeasts have been suggested as possible causes.

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