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  • What to Expect When Your Cast Comes Off for Teens

    ... to side. It's the vibrations that break the cast apart, so there's nothing
    to hurt your skin. It might tickle a bit, though. When ...

  • Stitches for Kids

    ... 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. ...

  • Why Does My Skin Get Wrinkly in Water? for Kids

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

  • Sun Safety for Parents

    ... sun exposure. Some also get chills. Because the sun has dried their
    skin, it can become itchy and tight. Sunburned skin ...

  • Scabies for Teens

    ... If a person with scabies scratches the itchy areas of skin, it increases the chance
    that the injured skin will also be infected by bacteria. ...

  • Abscess for Parents

    ... On top of the skin, an abscess might look like an unhealed wound or a pimple;
    underneath the skin, it may create a swollen bump. ...

  • What's a Birthmark? for Kids

    ... 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 for Kids

    ... 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 for Kids

    ... 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! ...

  • Can Acne Scars Be Removed? for Teens

    ... It may take a bit longer for skin to heal using dermabrasion — usually
    between 10 days and 3 weeks. Fractional laser therapy. ...

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