Health Information

Dermatology

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap)

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Children and Folliculitis, Boils, and Carbuncles

    Detailed information on folliculitis, boils, and carbuncles

  • 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.

  • Fungal Infections

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

  • Impetigo

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

  • Home Page - Dermatology and Children

    Detailed information on dermatology and children

  • Insect Bites and Children

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

  • Lice

    Detailed information on lice, including diagnosis and treatment

  • Molluscum Contagiosum in Children

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

  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children

    Detailed information on toxic epidermal necrolysis, including symptoms 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

  • Pityriasis Rosea in Children

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

  • Poison Ivy 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

  • Skin Cancer in Children

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

  • Scarlet Fever

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

  • Topic Index - Dermatology for Children

    Detailed information on dermatology and children

  • Skin Injury in Children

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

  • 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

  • Treatment for Skin Cancer in Children

    Detailed information on treatment for skin cancer

  • Viral Skin Infections

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

  • Viral Exanthems (Rashes)

    Detailed information on viral exanthems (rashes)

  • Warts in Children

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

  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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

  • 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.

  • Treatment for Human Bites

    Human bite wounds are more likely to become infected than dog or cat bites. A doctor should check any human bite that breaks the skin.

  • 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

  • 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.