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  • Skin, Hair, and Nails for Teens

    Our skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.

  • Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete's Foot) for Parents

    Jock itch, athlete's foot, and ringworm are all types of fungal skin infections known collectively as tinea. Most are easily preventable and treatable.

  • Ringworm for Teens

    Ringworm isn't a worm at all - it's the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.

  • Skin, Hair, and Nails for Parents

    Our skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.

  • First Aid: Ringworm for Parents

    Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin. Here's what to do if your child has ringworm.

  • Word! Ringworm for Kids

    Ringworm isn't a worm at all. It's an infection on the skin or nails caused by a fungus.

  • Fungal Infections for Kids

    What do you think of when you hear the word fungus? Do you think of mushrooms? A mushroom is one type of fungus, but fungus is also a type of germ that lives on all of us.

  • Skin Infections & Rashes for Teens

    This section has information on infections that affect the skin.

  • Vitiligo for Teens

    Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that causes white spots or patches to appear on the skin. It's not medically dangerous, but it can affect a person's appearance. Find out more.

  • Infections That Pets Carry for Parents

    Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.



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