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Teach healthy habits

Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. What surprises many parents is that these doctors also offer time-tested advice to help you care for your child’s skin, hair, and nails. You’ll find some of this advice within these pages.

For parents

For kids

illustration of kids with birthmarks

Learn what causes birthmarks and how to manage them.

illustration of mosquito stinging skin
Bug bites and stings

Learn how to prevents and treat bug bites and stings.

Illustration of boy scratching arm

Learn about eczema and how to stop your skin from itching.

illustration of girl with lice
Head lice

Learn about how to prevent and treat lice.

Illustration of piercing and tattoo
Piercings and tattoos

Learn about how to care for piercings and tattoos.

illustration of boy with knee injury

Learn what causes scars and how to treat them

Illustration of boy and girl looking in mirror
Skin care

Learn how to take care of your skin and keep it healthy.

illustration of boy at beach with sunburn
Sun protection and skin cancer

Learn how to protect your skin in the sun and prevent skin cancer

girl brushing hair in mirror
Hair care

Learn how to take care of your hair and keep it healthy.

What kids should know about pimples. Landing page image of boy and a girl having pimples.

Learn what causes pimples and how to treat and prevent them.

illustrations of warts on hands and feet

Learn how you get warts and how to treat and prevent them.

What kids should know about taking care of nails. Landing page image of kids hands.

Learn how to care for your nails and keep them healthy.