What patients and families need to know
Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.
Acne is the term for plugged pores, pimples, and deeper lumps that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and even the upper arms.
Abnormal skin growths and abnormal pigmentation of the skin may be present at birth or develop later in life.
Birthmarks are areas of discolored and/or raised skin that are apparent at birth or within a few weeks of birth. Birthmarks are made up of malformed pigment cells or blood vessels.
A blister is a circular-shaped bump on the skin containing bloody or clear fluid.
Burns are a type of injury caused by heat. The heat can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home. About 75 percent of all burn injuries in children are preventable.
There are many fungal, viral and parasitic skin disorders that require the clinical care of a physician or other health care professional. Learn more about common skin disorders in children.
Contact dermatitis is a physiological reaction that occurs when skin comes in contact with certain substances.
Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as a diaper rash, is a term used to describe different skin rashes in the diaper area.
Drug rashes are the body's reaction to a certain medication. The type of rash that occurs depends on the type of drug that is causing it. Rashes can range from mild to severe.
Fifth disease is a moderately contagious viral illness that causes a rash on the skin, but no fever, as with other viral illnesses. It is spread from one child to another through direct contact with discharge from the nose and throat and can also be spread through contact with infected blood.