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  • Why Does My Skin Get Wrinkly in Water?

    ... skin. Sebum moistens, or lubricates (say: LOO-bruh-kates), and protects
    your skin. It also makes your skin a bit waterproof. ...

  • What's a Birthmark?

    ... Another type of hemangioma is beneath the outer layer of skin. It's called a
    deep hemangioma (sometimes called a cavernous hemangioma). ...

  • Rashes: The Itchy Truth

    ... A rash can also be called dermatitis (say: dur-muh-TYE-tus), which is swelling
    (puffiness) or irritation of the skin. It can be red, dry, scaly, and itchy. ...

  • Cool Cast Facts

    ... Keep yourself comfortable: Even if the skin under the cast or splint gets itchy,
    don't put anything inside to scratch the skin. ... It really stops the itch! ...

  • Fungal Infections

    ... It's a rash caused by a fungus that normally lives on human skin. It can appear
    over the chest, shoulders, and back, and is common in teenagers. ...

  • Food Allergies

    ... The doctor will make a little scratch on your skin (it will be a quick pinch) and
    drop a little of the liquid extract on the scratched spot or spots. ...

  • Stitches

    ... What Are Stitches? Stitches are loops of thread that doctors use to join the
    edges of a cut on your skin. It's a lot like sewing fabric together. ...

  • Nut and Peanut Allergy

    ... or substances. The doctor will make a little scratch on your skin (it will
    be a quick pinch, but there are no needles!). That's ...

  • Help With Hives

    ... skin. When this fluid collects under the skin, it forms the blotches, which
    we call hives. Why Do I Get Hives? People can ...