Patient Handouts

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) has created a series of informative handouts, called Patient Perspectives, on common skin conditions seen in children and teens, for use by providers and families. We hope you will find these helpful. Please see the list below for current topics to access and/or print. These handouts are for personal and/or educational use, and should not be used commercially or for profit. The Society for Pediatric Dermatology and Wiley-Blackwell Publishing cannot be held responsible for any errors or for any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in these handouts.


Click on the topic below to access a patient handout:


​>> List of additional handouts coming soon


ACNE

Handout 1 – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Patient Education Video

  • What is Acne & Why Do I Have Pimples?
  • What I Can I Do to Help the Acne Go Away
  • How Should I Use My Acne Medications?
  • Tips for Using Your Acne Medications Correctly
  • Pregnancy & Acne Treatment
  • Sample Acne Treatment Plan

Handout 2 Detailed | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • Why Do I Have Acne/Pimples?
  • What Causes My Acne?
  • Should a Physician Treat My Acne?
  • Skin Hygiene: How Should I Wash My Skin?
  • Acne Treatments
  • Topical Acne Medications/Recommendations for Use
  • Oral Acne Medications/Side Effects
  • Extra Information for Preadolescent Acne
  • Your Acne Treatment Plan

HEMANGIOMAS

Infantile Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What are Infantile Hemangiomas?
  • Infantile Hemangiomas Typical Course
  • Does My Child Need to Be Treated?
  • Possible Treatment Options for Infantile Hemangiomas

MOLES & MELANOMA

Moles Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What are Moles?
  • What is a Melanoma?
  • How can you tell the difference between a mole and melanoma?
  • Helpful Tips that can help to detect melanoma
  • What can I do to protect my child's skin and prevent melanoma?
  • Congenital Melanocytic Nevi ("Birthmark" moles)

WARTS

Warts Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version | Patient Education Video

  • What are Warts?
  • Common "In-Office" Wart Treatments
  • Common "At-Home" Wart Treatments
  • The Facts About Warts

ISOTRETINOIN

Isotretinoin Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • How Should I Take Isotretinoin?
  • iPledge Program
  • What Should I Avoid When Taking Isotretinoin?
  • Possible Side Effects

MOLLUSCUM

Molluscum Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version | Patient Education Video

  • What Are Molluscum?
  • Prevention
  • At-Home Topical Therapies
  • In Office Treatments

VITILIGO

Vitiligo Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What Is Vitiligo?
  • Tips for Managing Vitiligo
  • Are There Other Symptoms?
  • Treatment Options

ATOPIC DERMATITIS (ECZEMA)

Atopic Dermatitis Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What is Atopic Dermatitis?
  • Gentle Skin Care to Prevent Dryness
  • Treating the Rash
  • Treating the Itch
  • Avoiding Triggers
  • Recognizing Infections As a Trigger

PSORIASIS

Psoriasis Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What Is Psoriasis?
  • What Causes Psoriasis?
  • What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis?
  • How Is Psoriasis Diagnosed?
  • Emotional Considerations in Children
  • Other Concerns for Children with Psoriasis
  • How Is Psoriasis Treated?

SUN PROTECTION

Sun Protection Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version | Patient Education Video - Sun Protection & Patient Education Video - Sunscreen

  • What Protect Against the Sun?
  • What Kind of Damange Does Sun Exposure Cause?
  • Do I Have to Worry About Sun Protection on Cloudy Days?
  • How Do I Select the Right Sunscreen for My Child?
  • What About Vitamin D?
  • How to Protect Your Child's Skin from the Sun
  • What About the Controversies Regarding Sunscreens?
  • How to Manage a Sunburn

PULSED DYE LASER FOR PORT-WINE STAINS

PDL for PWS Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What is a Port-Wine Stain?
  • What Causes Port-Wine Stains?
  • Port-Wine Stain Facts
  • How Are Port-Wine Stains Treated?
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Facts

PROPRANOLOL FOR INFANTILE HEMANGIOMAS

Propranolol Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • When Do Infantile Hemangiomas Need To Be Treated?
  • What Is Propranolol And How Does It Work?
  • Are Any Tests Needed before Starting Propranolol?
  • What Are the Possible Side Effects of Propranolol?
  • How Is Propranolol Taken?
  • How Long Does Treatement with Propranolol Last?

ALOPECIA AREATA

Alopecia Areata Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What Is Alopecia Areata?
  • What Are the Different Types of Alopecia?
  • What Causes Alopecia Areata?
  • How Is the Diagnoses of Alopecia Made?
  • What Can I Expect From Treatment of Alopecia Areata?
  • How Can I Help Support My Child with Alopecia Areata?
  • What Other Resources Are There For Families?

SCABIES

Scabies Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What Is Scabies?
  • How Do People Get Scabies?
  • What Does Scabies Look Like?
  • How Is Scabies Diagnosed?
  • How Is Scabies Treated?
  • Steps for Successful Treatment of Scabies

PEDIATRIC SKIN CANCER

Pediatric Skin Cancer Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • Who Is at Increased Risk for Skin Cancer?
  • What Are the Types of Skin Cancer?
  • How Can I Find a Skin Cancer or Suspicious Spot on the Skin?
  • How To Do a Skin Self-Exam?
  • What Does a Suspricious Spot Look Like?
  • How Are Skin Cancers Treated?
  • How Can I Prevent Sun Damage and Skin Cancer?

NEVUS SEBACEUS

Nevus Sebaceus Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What is Nevus Sebaceus?
  • What Does a Nevus Sebaceus Look Like?
  • Why Does a Nevus Sebaceus Appear?
  • How is the Diagnosis of a Nevus Sebaceus Made?
  • Are There Any Complications of a Nevus Sebaceus?
  • Management

TINEA INFECTIONS

Tinea Infections Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What is Tinea?
  • Tinea is Contagious
  • Tips to Prevent the Spread of Tinea
  • Why is Tinea Sometimes Called "Ringworm"? Is it Caused by a Worm?
  • What Does Tinea Look Like on the Body?
  • How is Tinea Diagnosed?
  • How is Tinea Treated?

PERORIAL DERMATITIS

Perioral Dermatitis Handout – Brief (recommended for patient education) | Word version for EMR | Greyscale version

  • What is Perioral Dermatitis?
  • What Causes Perioral Dermatitis?
  • Perioral Dermatitis Facts
  • How is Perioral Dermatitis Diagnosed?
  • How is Perioral Dermatitis Treated?
  • What Should Be Expected After Treatment?

Handouts coming soon:

PAPULAR URTICARIA

EPIDERMAL NEVI

HYPERHIDROSIS