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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.

Poison Ivy / Poison Oak

There are three native American plants that collectively can be called poison ivy:Poison ivy, Poison oak, and Poison sumac

Port Wine Stain

A port-wine stain is a flat, pink, red, or purple mark that appears at birth, often on the face, arms, and legs, and continues to grow as the child grows. Port-wine stains do not go away and often require treatment if located on the eyelid or forehead.

Scabies

Scabies is an infestation of mites (tiny insects) characterized by small red bumps and intense itching. 

Sunburn

Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skin's exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. 

Tick Bites

Ticks are small spider-like creatures that attach their bodies onto a human or animal host. Learn more about tick bites.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a life-threatening skin disorder that causes skin blistering and peeling. Learn more about this condition.

Viral Exanthems (Rashes)

A viral exanthem is an eruptive skin rash that is often related to a viral infection. Immunizations have decreased the number of cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, but all viral skin infections require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.  

Warts

Warts on the skin are harmless growths. They are caused by a virus. Learn more about this condition.

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