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Skin Disorders

Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Dermatology.

Acne

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.

Birth Marks and Congenital Lesions

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.

Blisters

A blister is a circular-shaped bump on the skin containing bloody or clear fluid.

Burns

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 health care 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. 

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