Conditions and Treatments from the Dermatology Program

Birthmarks

When you saw that your baby had a birthmark, you may have been concerned. But rest assured that birthmarks are very common in infants—and most of them are pretty harmless. Birthmarks are areas of

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Blisters

Overview A blister is a raised area containing blood or clear fluid that forms in a pocket under the top layer of skin. Blisters commonly result from friction, such as when a child's shoe rubs against

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Cellulitis

Overview Cellulitis is a deep bacterial infection of the skin that usually occurs after some type of trauma causes an opening in your child's skin. The infection typically involves your child's face

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Diphtheria

Overview A common childhood disease in the 1930s, diphtheria is a bacterial disease that can infect the throat (respiratory diphtheria) or the skin (skin or cutaneous diphtheria). While it can be

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Pediatric Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal Pain

We may not like it, but we need pain: It acts as an early warning system that something is causing or may cause damage to the body. If your child has a chronic condition known as fibromyalgia, though,

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Folliculitis Boils and Carbuncles

Overview Folliculitis is the inflammation of hair follicles due to an infection, injury or irritation. Boils are tender, swollen areas that form around hair follicles, and carbuncles are clusters of

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Impetigo

Overview Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by bacteria, resulting in lesions that are often grouped and have a red base. The lesions eventually open, become crusty and appear

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Measles (rubeola)

Measles (rubeola): what parents need to know For years, measles has been rare in the United States, thanks to immunization. But recently, that has changed. In 2011, we’ve seen lots of outbreaks,

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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a systemic immune disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood, vessels, and brain. Rheumatic fever may develop after your child is infected with strep throat or scarlet

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Roseola

Overview Roseola is a viral illness that results in a rash or skin eruption. It usually consists of a high fever and a rash that develops as the fever decreases. Roseola is contagious, although the

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that results in granulomas, which are small, rounded growths consisting of blood vessels, cells and connective tissue. These granulomas invade different parts of

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Warts

Overview Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus that can appear in different parts of the body. The most common types of warts are common warts, foot warts, flat warts,

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