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Parents and 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.

Little girl with bumps on her knees
What are those bumps on my child's skin?

It’s common for children to develop a condition that causes a rash. Here’s a guide to 12 conditions that dermatologists frequently see that can cause a rash of bumps on your child’s skin.

Dermatologist examining child's mole
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.

Baby with mother on the beach under an umbrella for sun protection
Babies need sun protection, too

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

Close-up of father changing diaper of his newborn baby daughter
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.

Irritated young girl scratching head due to head lice
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.

A young girl looking interested at the information being offered by her teacher in a classroom
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.