What are the characteristics of children/adolecents skin, hair, and nails?
- Skin thinner and sensitive to hear and sun.
- Smooth and soft, not as "tough"
- Subcutaneous fat less developed and risk for hypothermia.
- Lanugo (soft hair on back) shed 4 months.
- Eccrie glands function after 1st month (so cannot sweat)
- Apocrine glands not producing.
- Adolescent: Aprocrine glands enlarge and become active, sebaceous glands increase sebum, coarse remittal hair (pubic and axillae)