Skin Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815807
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815803
  • DDC: 646.7
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This updated fourth edition provides updated information on medical conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. It describes the basics of healthy skin and skin care; explains prevention, warning signs, and treatment options for skin cancer; and spells out the risks of tanning. Acne is discussed in depth, and common conditions such as allergic rashes, cold sores, and minor skin injuries are also covered. Information to help teens make healthy choices regarding cosmetics, piercing, and tattoos is also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Skin Basics.
1: Why Skin Is So Important.
2: Freckles and Brown Spots.
3: Ethnicity and Skin.
4: How Smoking Affects the Way You Look.
5: Acne Basics.
6: Treating Acne.
7: Isotretinoin Warning.
8: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Acne.
9: Psychological Effects of Acne.
Infectious Conditions of the Skin.
10: Bacterial Infections: Cellulitis, Impetigo, Necrotizing Fasciitis, and Staphylococcal Infections.
11: Pseudomonas Dermatitis (Hot Tub Rash).
12: Lyme Disease.
13: Cold Sores and Canker Sores.
14: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts.
15: Varicella (Chickenpox and Shingles).
16: Molluscum Contagiosum.
17: Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease).
18: Tinea Infections: Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, and Jock Itch.
19: Scabies.
20: Swimmer's Itch.
21: Fungal Nail Infections.
Other Diseases and Disorders Affecting the Skin.
22: Albinism.
23: Birthmarks and Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus.
24: Cellulite and Stretch Marks.
25: Cysts: Epidermoid (Sebaceous), Pilonidal, and Lipoma.
26: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis).
27: Epidermolysis Bullosa.
28: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating).
29: Keloids.
30: Lupus.
31: Skin Cancer.
32: Common Moles and Dysplastic Nevi.
33: Pruritus (Itching).
34: Psoriasis.
35: Pyogenic Granuloma and Pityriasis Rosea.
36: Rosacea.
37: Scleroderma.
38: Urticaria (Hives).
39: Vitiligo.
Skin Injuries.
40: Scrapes, Cuts, and Bruises.
41: Scars and Scar Removal.
42: Burn Injuries.
43: What You Should Know about Animal Bites.
44: Insect Bites and Stings.
45: Protecting Yourself from Poisonous Plants.
46: Frostbite.
47: Blisters, Corns, and Calluses.
48: Skin Picking, Nail Biting, and Hair Pulling.
Taking Care of Your Skin, Hair, and Nails.
49: Skin and Hair Care.
50: Sweating and Preventing Body Odor.
51: Cosmetics: Tips for Girls.
52: Sun Exposure and Staying Safe.
53: Indoor Tanning and Tanning Products.
54: Risks of Tanning.
55: Tattoos and Tattoo Removal.
56: Piercings.
57: Hair Loss: Alopecia Areata.
58: Unwanted Hair: Removing Hair Safely.
59: Foot Care for a Lifetime.
60: Nail Care and Health.
If You Need More Information.
61: Resources for Skin Information.