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Parents & kids

Some conditions that affect the skin, hair, or nails can appear differently in children. Treatment can also differ from that given to adults. That’s why this section is devoted to children.

5 signs your child's mole needs to be checked

Most moles on a child’s skin are harmless. Even so, it’s reassuring to have a dermatologist check a mole when it looks like any of these.

Babies need sun protection, too

Here’s what you need to know to keep your baby safe.

How to treat diaper rash

Many babies develop diaper rash. Use this advice from dermatologists to treat it at home and find out when to get medical care.

Getting rid of head lice when treatment fails

If your child still has head lice after treatment, you’re not alone. Find out what you need to do when this happens.

Just for kids: Information about skin, hair, and nails

Does your child need trustworthy, kid friendly information about a skin condition? What about nail or hair care? Turn to our Good Skin Knowledge lesson plans.

Stop molluscum contagiosum from spreading

It’s easy for kids to spread this disease to other children and to other areas of their skin. Here’s what you can do to stop the spread.

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