Skin Information for Teens, 2nd Edition

  • Kim Wohlenhaus
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811615
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811614
  • DDC: 613.0433
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 430 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Skin Health Information for Teens, Second Edition provides updated information about the skin, hair, and nails. It explains how the skin and its related structures grow and how to keep them healthy. Common ailments, including acne, eczema, impetigo, psoriasis, vitiligo, and warts are explained, and a section on skin cancer provides information about cancer risks, prevention strategies, warning signs, and treatments. The care of skin injuries, including cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, and stings, is also discussed, and the book concludes with suggestions for further reading and a directory of additional resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Skin Basics.
2: What is Skin?.
3: Skin Types: Oily and Dry.
4: Brown Spots and Freckles.
5: Birthmarks.
6: Concerns about Skin Appearance: Cellulite and Stretch Marks.
7: Scars.
8: Caring for Skin, Hair, and Nails.
9: Protecting and Taking Care of Your Skin.
10: Skin Care Products and Your Skin.
11: Using Cosmetics Safely.
12: Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures.
13: Body Piercing: a Guide for Teens.
14: Tattoos and Permanent Makeup.
15: Removing Unwanted Hair.
16: Taking Care of Your Hair.
17: New Warning about Ceramic Flat Irons.
18: Nail Care and Nail Problems.
19: Acne.
20: Understanding Acne.
21: How is Acne Treated?.
22: Safety Information about Isotretinoin.
23: Acne Scarring.
24: Dermabrasion.
25: Chemical Peels.
26: Understanding and Preventing Skin Cancer.
27: Protect Yourself from the Sun.
28: Sunscreen: the Burning Facts.
29: Tanning Products.
30: What is Skin Cancer?.
31: Melanoma.
32: Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
33: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer.
34: How is Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Treated?.
35: Other Diseases and Conditions that Affect the Skin and Scalp.
36: Cellulitis.
37: Eczema.
38: Fever Blisters and Canker Sores.
39: Genetic Conditions that Affect the Skin.
40: Hives.
41: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating).
42: Impetigo.
43: Lichen Sclerosus.
44: Lupus.
45: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac.
46: Psoriasis.
47: Rashes.
48: Rosacea.
49: Scabies.
50: Scleroderma.
51: Shingles.
52: Swimmer’S Itch.
53: Tinea Infections: Athlete’S Foot, Jock Itch, and Ringworm.
54: Vitiligo.
55: Warts.
56: Hair Loss and Its Causes.
57: Alopecia Areata.
58: Head Lice.
59: Caring for Injuries to the Skin.
60: Skin Injury: Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruises.
61: Stitches.
62: Corns and Calluses.
63: Types of Burns and Treatments.
64: What You Should Know about Animal Bites.
65: Bug Bites and Stings.
66: Ticks and Lyme Disease.
67: Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.
68: If You Need More Information.
69: Additional Reading about Skin Concerns.
70: Resources for More Skin Information.