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  1. Seabather's Itch

    Seabather's itch. Erythematous papules on the unexposed areas of a swimmer.

  2. Varicella Chickenpox

    Varicella Chickenpox. Varicella Chickenpox is caused by a virus of the herpes group. The disease is highly contagious and is spread by droplet or direct contact. The incubation period for chickenpox ranges from 11 to 21 days. Prodromal symptoms consist of low-grade fever, headache, anorexia, and malaise. On the following day, the characteristic rash begins to appear. The lesions evolve from erythematous macules to form small papules. Quickly, a clear vesicle arises on this erythematous base. The classic lesion of chickenpox has been poetically described as a “dewdrop on a rose petal.” Over the next several days, the vesicles rupture and then crust. The rash begins on the chest and back and spreads centrifugally to involve the face, scalp, and the extremities. New lesions of chickenpox arise in crops over a period of several days.

  3. Is Eczema in Kids Linked to Allergies and Asthma?

    A look at the connection between allergies, asthma, and your child's eczema.

  4. Food and Eczema Flares in Children

    A look at the connection between diet and eczema flares in children.

  5. Ringworm of the Foot (Tinea Pedis)

    Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, wet places, such as the area between the toes.

  6. Pityriasis Rosea

    Pityriasis rosea is a harmless, common skin problem that causes a rash. Although it can occur at any age, it is seen most often in those between the ages of 10 and 35.

  7. Port-wine Stain on Infant

    This image of a port wine stain shows a unilateral vascular malformation made up of capillary ectasias that may be present throughout the dermis and that gradually increase with age.

  8. Ringworm of the Groin (Tinea Cruris)

    Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a form of ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm at all; it is a fungal infection of the outer layers of skin, hair, or nails.

  9. Portuguese Man of War Sting

    The sting of the Portuguese man-of-war. One of the most painful effects on skin is the consequence of attack by oceanic hydrozoans known as Portuguese men-of-war, which are amazing for their size, brilliant color, and power to induce whealing. They have a small float that buoys them up and from which hang long tentacles. The wrap of these tentacles results in linear stripes, which look like whiplashes, caused not by the force of their swing but from deposition of urticariogenic and irritant substances.

  10. Poison Ivy Exposure

    Allergic contact dermatitis. Linear arrangement of vesicles on the wrist and bulla on the foot of a child exposed to poison ivy.

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