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  • What to Expect When Your Cast Comes Off for Teens

    You probably can't wait to get back to your normal activities, but it takes a while for a limb that's been in a cast to finish healing. Here's what to expect.

  • Stitches for Kids

    Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.

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

    What happens when you spend a long time in the water? Your skin gets wrinkly! Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Scabies for Teens

    Scabies is a skin infection caused by tiny mites that burrow into the top layer of human skin to lay their eggs. Learn how scabies is spread, how to avoid it, and how doctors treat it.

  • What's a Birthmark? for Kids

    Birthmarks, also known as hemangiomas, get their name for one reason: They are marks on the skin of a lot of newborn babies! Find out more about birthmarks in this article for kids.

  • Sun Safety for Parents

    By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.

  • Cool Cast Facts for Kids

    Some injuries will heal best if a cast or splint is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.

  • Abscess for Parents

    An abscess is a sign of an infection, usually on the skin. Find out what to do if your child develops one.

  • Rashes: The Itchy Truth for Kids

    Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!

  • Can Acne Scars Be Removed? for Teens

    Scars from acne can seem like double punishment - first you had to suffer through the pimples, now you have marks to remind you. Is there anything you can do?



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