Acne

Acne

Acne is due to plugging of the oil glands. More than 90% of teenagers have some acne. The main cause of acne is increased levels of hormones during adolescence. It is not caused by diet, and it is unn(Continue Reading...)

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus infection that grows best on warm, damp skin.(Continue Reading...)

Eczema

Eczema

Eczema is an inherited type of sensitive skin. A personal history of asthma or hay fever or a family history of eczema makes it more likely that your child has eczema. Flare-ups occur when there is co(Continue Reading...)

Heat Rash

Heat Rash

Heat rash is caused by blocked-off sweat glands. Lots of children get it during hot, humid weather when sweat glands are overworked. Infants can also get it in the wintertime with fever, overdressing,(Continue Reading...)

Hives

Hives

Widespread hives are an allergic reaction to a food, drug, viral infection, insect bite, or a host of other substances. Often the cause is not found. Localized hives are usually due to skin contact wi(Continue Reading...)

Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail

If your child has tenderness, redness, and swelling of skin surrounding the corner of the toenail on one of the big toes, proceed with this guideline. Occasionally, some pus drains from this area. Ing(Continue Reading...)

Insect Bites or Stings

Insect Bites or Stings

A bite involves biting with the insect's mouth parts and removing a drop of blood from the human. A sting involves injecting a poison into the human from the insect's stinger.(Continue Reading...)

Lice

Lice

Head lice only live on human beings and can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or brush of an infected person or simply by close contact. Anyone can get lice despite good health habits and freq(Continue Reading...)

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac cause the same type of rash and are found throughout the United States. More than 50% of people are sensitive to the oil of these plants.(Continue Reading...)

Ringworm Of The Body

Ringworm Of The Body

Ringworm is caused by a fungus infection of the skin, often transferred from puppies or kittens who have it.(Continue Reading...)

Ringworm Of The Scalp

Ringworm Of The Scalp

A fungus infects the hairs and causes them to break. Ringworm is not caused by a worm. Over 90% of cases are due to Trichophyton tonsurans, which is transmitted from other children who are infected. C(Continue Reading...)

Ringworm, Multicolored

Ringworm, Multicolored

This superficial infection is caused by a yeast-like fungus call Malassezia furfur. It is more common in warm, humid climates. The problem tends to wax and wane for many years. Since complications do (Continue Reading...)

Skin Trauma

Skin Trauma

Most cuts are superficial and extend only partially through the skin. They are caused by sharp objects. The cuts that need sutures are deep and leave the skin edges separated. Another rule of thumb is(Continue Reading...)

Sunburn

Sunburn

Sunburn is due to overexposure of the skin to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a sunlamp. Most people have been sunburned many times. Vacations can quickly turn into painful experiences when the pow(Continue Reading...)

Sutured Wound Care

Sutured Wound Care

Most contaminated wounds that are going to become infected do so 24-72 hours after the initial injury. Keep in mind that a 2- to 3-mm rim of pinkness or redness confined to the edge of a wound can be (Continue Reading...)

Warts

Warts

Warts are caused by papillomaviruses. Warts are harmless. Most warts disappear without treatment in 2-3 years. With treatment they resolve in 2-3 months. There are no shortcuts in treating warts.(Continue Reading...)