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Skin Disorders

Non-Infectious Skin Conditions

There are many different non-infectious skin conditions that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Parasitic Infections

Skin parasites are small insects or worms that burrow into the skin to live there or lay their eggs. 

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a mild, but common, skin condition that is characterized by scaly, pink, inflamed skin. The condition can last from four to eight weeks but usually leaves no lasting marks.

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. 

Skin Pigment Disorders

Skin color is determined by pigment (melanin) made by specialized cells in the skin called melanocytes. The amount and type of melanin determines a person's skin color. 

Sunburn

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

Xavion's Story

Xavion Chisley

Sometimes a mom’s intuition is all it takes to get her child to the right physician. When 8-year-old Xavion Chisley developed a fungal infection on his toe, his mother, Nikki, immediately took him to see a dermatologist who removed his toenail to treat the infection.  However, when Xavion’s toenail grew back, the infection had not diminished but actually appeared to be spreading to his foot.

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