What do you think of when you hear the word fungus? Do you think of mushrooms? A mushroom is one type of fungus, but fungus is also a type of germ that lives on all of us.
Cellulitis is a serious infection that can be mistaken for a bruise, scrape, or insect bite. Find out more in this article for kids.
Impetigo is a strange-sounding word that might be new to you. It's an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Read this article to learn more about it.
Anyone can get scabies - little babies, adults, kids like you - the mites aren't picky. Read on to find out more about how to prevent these unwanted invaders!
Some kids are born without enough pigment to protect their skin and eyes. Find out more in this article for kids.
Help With Hives
Hives are red, itchy blotches that can can appear because of an allergic reaction. Find out more in this article for kids.
The Story on Scars
You may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!
Help! It's Hair Loss!
Every day, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs. But when someone has hair loss, the hairs may not grow back.
Blisters, Calluses, and Corns
Ouch! What are blisters, calluses, and corns? Find out in this article for kids.
Rashes: The Itchy Truth
Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!
Anyone can get athlete's foot. Find out how to avoid this itchy skin condition in this article for kids.
Eek! It's Eczema!
Everybody has dry skin once in a while, but eczema is more than just that. If your skin is dry, itchy, red, sore, and scaly, you may have eczema. Learn more about this uncomfortable condition and what you can to do stop itching!
Acne - also called pimples or zits - is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Learn more in this article for kids.
If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.
Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it - and the other plants that can make you itch - in this article for kids.
A Boy and A Birthmark: Evan's Story
Evan was born with a port wine stain. Find out what it is in this article for kids.
Skin Problem: Psoriasis
Psoriasis causes red, flaky skin. Find out more about this chronic skin condition.
An area of infected tissue is called an abscess. Find out how to spot a skin abscess and when to call the doctor.