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Pediatric Dermatology

Patient and Family Resources

  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)—The AAD is the largest, strongest and most prestigious dermatological organization in the world and serves as a unifying organization for all of dermatology. Their site is a very comprehensive, easy-to-read site that provides great information on various skin conditions. Includes dermatologist profiles, information on free skin cancer screening clinics, as well as a medical web guide. This site also includes a special page designed just for kids to teach them about dermatology and the importance of protecting their skin.
  • Public and Patients—A subsidiary of the American Academy of Dermatology, this site provides patients and practitioners with up-to-date information on various skin conditions. Provides links to other sites for teens, adolescents, and adults ranging from acne to psoriasis.
  • Dermatology Internet Service (DermIS)—This site offers a search option to look up any possible skin condition that an individual may be afflicted with. Features over 4,500 images of skin conditions on line and over 2000 pediatric images. Also has in-depth information on neurodermitis, rosacea, eczema, and skin cancer.
  • Psoriasis—This site gives an in-depth overview of psoriasis, facts about the disease, treatments and on-going research. The site also offers the option of joining the National Psoriasis Foundation, for both those afflicted with the disease and healthcare providers. Medical professionals can also obtain information, literature, and treatment options specifically designed for their use.
  • Skin Cancer—This site provides a wide range of information on skin cancer from The National Cancer Institute. Explains what causes skin cancer, the detection, diagnosis and available treatments. Offers tips on skin cancer prevention as well as instructions to conduct a skin self exam.
  • Keratosis—Provides information on the prevention and treatment of actinic keratosis, a common pre-cancer condition. Helpful tips in choosing the proper sunscreen, along with following a low fat diet, to decrease the risks of developing keratosis.
  • Acne—Informational site from the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) that provides the facts, myths, and methods of treatment for acne. Offers insight into the social impact of acne, as well as providing actual testimonials from acne sufferers. Provides a listing of dermatologists by state who belong to the AAD.