The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Health System continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you. 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. Read More of Xavion's Story.
Adolescent skin problems.
Pediatric Adolescent Skin Conditions | Children's National
With adolescence comes an increase in both independence and responsibility. Where their parents were once fully accountable, teens now begin to make many of their own choices regarding lifestyle and health care. Along with a greater sense of self-awareness comes the desire by many young adults to alter their appearance or express themselves through various forms of physical alteration and adornment; many such practices affect the skin. Guidance from trusted adults can help teenagers make the best decisions concerning their skin care and general well-being.
7 Common Teen Skin Conditions
The fungal infection, which is usually mild, occurs most commonly in young men. Sometimes the skin splits fissure , has a pungent odour or becomes further infected with bacteria. Wearing tight footwear, not changing socks regularly, sharing towels or being barefoot in communal facilities, such as bathrooms or swimming pools, can all enhance the spread and growth of fungi.
Skin lesions are encountered in all areas of medicine, and it is therefore important for physicians to understand the fundamentals of explaining and diagnosing common skin conditions. This article begins with a discussion of description and documentation of skin lesions based on color, size, morphology, and distribution. Pigmentation disorders such as vitiligo are depicted.