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
Detailed information on birthmarks and the different types, including vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains
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 in Children
Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast called Candida. Candida normally causes no harm, and is found on the skin, vaginal area, and digestive system. But in some cases, it can overgrow. This can cause a rash, itching, and other symptoms.
- Cellulitis in Children
Cellulitis is a spreading skin infection. It may affect the upper skin layer. Or it may affect the deeper skin and layer of fat under the skin. When cellulitis affects the upper skin layer, it may be called erysipelas. This type of infection is more common in children.
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 in Children
Diaper dermatitis is inflammation of the skin in the diaper area. It’s a very common condition in babies and toddlers.
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
- Folliculitis, Furuncles, and Carbuncles in Children
Bacteria on the skin can cause an infection of one or more hair follicles. A hair follicle is the base or root of a hair.
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.
Detailed information on fungal skin infections, including Candidiasis, Tinea Infections, and Tinea Versicolor
- Impetigo in Children
Impetigo is an infection of the skin. When it affects just the surface, it’s called superficial impetigo. Impetigo can also affect deeper parts of the skin. This is called ecthyma. It may occur on healthy skin. Or it may occur where the skin was injured by a cut, scrape, or insect bite.
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
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
Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a life-threatening skin disorder. It causes blistering and peeling of the skin. It can be caused by a medicine reaction.
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 Rash in Children
Poison ivy rash is an allergic reaction to poison ivy. Poison ivy is very common plant in the U.S. It is similar to two other plants called poison oak and poison sumac. The plants cause allergic dermatitis.
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
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
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.
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
Warts on the skin are harmless growths. They are caused by a virus. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people.
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Detailed information on shingles, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment
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
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.