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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 a disorder of the hair follicles and oil (sebaceous) glands that become clogged. This leads to pimples and cysts. Learn more about this condition.


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.

Common Skin Disorders

There are many fungal, viral and parasitic skin disorders that require the clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional. Learn more about common skin disorders in children.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a physiological reaction that occurs when skin comes in contact with certain substances. 

Diaper Dermatitis

Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as a diaper rash, is a term used to describe different skin rashes in the diaper area.

Drug Rashes

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

Fifth disease is a viral illness that causes a bright red rash on the cheeks. Learn more about this condition.