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    • Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

      Detailed information on bacterial skin infections, including impetigo, cellulitis, scarlet fever, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

    • Benign Skin Growths and Pigmentation Disorders

      Detailed information on benign skin growths and pigmentation disorders in children

    • Birthmarks

      Detailed information on birthmarks and the different types, including vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains

    • Bites

      Detailed information on bites, including human bites, animal bites, and insect bites

    • Blisters in Children

      Detailed information on blisters, including cause, first-aid, and treatment

    • Burns in Children

      Detailed information on burns, burn types, classification of burns, and burn treatment

    • Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) in Children

      Detailed information on candidiasis (yeast infection), including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Cellulitis in Children

      Detailed information on cellulitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Chickenpox

      Detailed information on chickenpox, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and immunity

    • Children and Fleas, Mites, and Chiggers

      Fleas, mites, and chiggers often bite humans, but aren't poisonous. It's sometimes difficult to assess which type of insect caused the bite, or if the rash is caused by poison ivy or other skin conditions.

    • Children and Folliculitis, Boils, and Carbuncles

      Detailed information on folliculitis, boils, and carbuncles

    • Common Skin Disorders in Children

      Detailed information on common skin disorders, including Bacterial Skin Infections, Fungal Skin Infections, Viral Skin Infections, Viral Exanthems (Rashes), and Parasitic Skin Infections

    • Dermatitis in Children

      Detailed information on dermatitis, including the different types of dermatitis such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis

    • Describing a Child's Skin Condition

      Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location

    • Diaper Dermatitis

      Detailed information on diaper dermatitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Drug Rashes in Children

      Detailed information on different types of drug rashes, including acne, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, hives, morbilliform/maculopapular rash, purpuric eruptions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome

    • Facts About Animal Bites

      Whether the bite is from a family pet or an animal in the wild, scratches and bites can become infected and cause scarring. Animals can also carry diseases that can be transmitted through a bite.

    • Fifth Disease

      Fifth disease is caused by the human parvovirus. It is most prevalent in the winter and spring and is usually seen in school-aged children.

    • Fungal Infections

      Detailed information on fungal skin infections, including Candidiasis, Tinea Infections, and Tinea Versicolor

    • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

      Detailed information on shingles, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment

    • Home Page - Dermatology and Children

      Detailed information on dermatology and children

    • Human Bites

      Detailed information on human bites, including treatment for human bites

    • Impetigo

      Detailed information on impetigo, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Insect Bites and Children

      Detailed information on insect bites, including fleas, mites, chiggers, and ticks

    • Lice

      Detailed information on lice, including diagnosis and treatment

    • Lyme Disease in Children

      Lyme disease is the leading cause of all insect-borne illness in the United States. It is a year-round problem, although April through October is considered tick season.

    • Molluscum Contagiosum in Children

      Detailed information on molluscum contagiosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Noninfectious Skin Conditions

      Detailed information on non-infectious skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne, drug rashes, poison ivy/poison oak, and toxic epidermal necrolysis

    • Online Resources - Dermatology for Children

      List of online resources to find additional information on dermatology and common skin conditions

    • Other Benign Skin Growths in Children

      Detailed information on benign skin growths, including dermatofibromas, dermoid cyst, freckles, keloids, lipomas, moles, atypical moles, pyogenic granulomas

    • Parasitic Skin Infections

      Detailed information on parasitic skin infections, including scabies and lice

    • Pediatric Glossary - Dermatology

      Glossary of terms relating to dermatology and common skin conditions for patients and consumers

    • Pityriasis Rosea in Children

      Detailed information on pityriasis rosea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Poison Ivy / Poison Oak and Children

      Detailed information on poison ivy/poison oak, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Roseola

      Detailed information on roseola, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Rubella (German Measles) in Children

      Detailed information on rubella, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Rubeola (Measles)

      Detailed information on measles, including symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment

    • Scabies in Children

      Detailed information on scabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Scarlet Fever

      Detailed information on scarlet fever, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap)

      Cradle cap can occur on the scalp, diaper area, face, neck, and trunk. Symptoms include dry or greasy scales.

    • Skin Cancer in Children

      Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, types, risk factors, and prevention

    • Skin Injury in Children

      Detailed information on skin injuries, including blisters, burns, sunburn, and bites

    • Skin Pigment Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common types of skin pigment disorders, including albinism, melasma, vitiligo, and skin pigment loss following sun damage

    • Skin Tests

      Detailed information on the most common types of skin tests, including patch testing, skin biopsy, and skin culture

    • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

      Detailed information on staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Sunburn and Children

      Protect your child from the sun. Up to 80 percent of total lifetime sun exposure occurs in the first 18 years of life.

    • Tick Bites

      Ticks attach themselves to the scalp, behind the ear, in the armpit and groin, and also between fingers and toes. Tick bites often occur at night and are more common in the spring and summer months.

    • Tinea Infections (Ringworm) in Children

      Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment

    • Tinea Versicolor in Children

      Detailed information on tinea versicolor, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Topic Index - Dermatology for Children

      Detailed information on dermatology and children

    • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children

      Detailed information on toxic epidermal necrolysis, including symptoms and treatment

    • Treatment for Dog and Cat Bites and Scratches

      For a superficial bite from a healthy household pet, wash the wound with soap and water under pressure from a faucet for at least five minutes.

    • Treatment for Skin Cancer in Children

      Detailed information on treatment for skin cancer

    • Viral Exanthems (Rashes)

      Detailed information on viral exanthems (rashes)

    • Viral Skin Infections

      Detailed information on viral skin infections, including Herpes Zoster (Shingles), Pityriasis Rosea, Warts, and Molluscum Contagiosum

    • Warts in Children

      Detailed information on the most common types of warts, including foot warts, flat warts, genital warts, and filiform warts