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  • What are Scabies

    What are Scabies Scabies is an itchy skin condition in children, teens, and adults that comes from a tiny “mite.” The mite is a parasite that lives in the tough outer layers of human skin. The adult mites burrow through the skin,...

     
  • How Do You Get Warts

    Warts are basically superficial viral skin infections. The virus is the human papilloma virus. A number of subtypes of human papilloma virus exist which are responsible for the variety of warts which exist . Some subtypes tend to involve the...

     
  • What is Acne

    What is Acne Acne pimples are one of the biggest causes of teenaged anxiety and heartbreak. Acne is very common. Most teenagers develop at least some acne by the time they reach adulthood. There are many myths and false ideas about acne....

     
  • Ringworm – Symptoms and Treatments

    A “fungus” (plural “fungi”) is a germ related to yeast and mold. Many fungi can live on human skin. Doctors use the word “tinea” to describe a variety of infections with fungi. There are many different species of fungi that...

     
  • How to Treat Sunburn

    What is a Sunburn Sunburn is exactly what it sounds like – a burn caused by the sun. It is a real burn – that is, the skin is actually damaged by the heat – so parents should take it seriously. Anyone...

     
  • Common Warts

    What are Warts Warts are small benign tumors that can grow on human skin and mucous membranes. A family of viruses called “papilloma viruses” causes all human warts. Because of their viral cause, warts can spread from one part of a child’s...

     
  • What is Eczema

    Eczema is a dry, scaly condition of the skin. It is very common in infants and children. Eczema usually gets better as the child gets older. Eczema is related to other conditions that doctors refer to as “atopic” (ay-top-pick), such as asthma and allergies....

     
  • Poison Ivy Treatment

    “Contact dermatitis” means irritation of the skin after contact with a substance of some kind. Perhaps the most familiar kind of contact dermatitis is poison ivy, which is very common in children and teenagers. Other causes include certain metals such as nickel,...

     
  • Hives

    What are Hives Hives are red, raised, round or oval-shaped bumps on the skin. They are often itchy as well. Hives come from many causes, but they are most commonly part of an allergic reaction. They often appear quite suddenly, and very...

     
  • Rash Photos

    Rash Photos

    Rashes are a common concern for parents with young children. A skin rash is an area of inflammation, or a change in the texture or color of the skin (e.g., redness, raised bumps). A skin rash can result from a...