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Pediatric Dermatology from U.S. Dermatology Partners

What Is Pediatric Dermatology?

When your child develops a persistent rash or other skin condition, your goal is to find the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible to keep them comfortable and healthy. Pediatric dermatology is designed to meet the special needs of children with such conditions as birthmarks, psoriasis, warts, eczema and other skin disorders.

Pediatric dermatologist examining an infant.

Pediatric dermatologist examining an infant.

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What Does Pediatric Dermatology Entail?

Cream is one means of treating skin conditions in children.

Children have unique dermatologic needs and are not able to communicate in the same manner as adults, which can make it difficult to pinpoint physical irritation from dermatologic conditions. It’s important to treat patients with consideration to their age and level of comfort, both physical and emotional.

From diagnosing and treating common skin conditions to managing infections and providing surgical removal of lumps and bumps, pediatric dermatology can be used in many different ways to improve the appearance and overall health of your child’s skin.

Pediatric dermatology services include:

  • Accurate diagnosis of skin conditions
  • Precision care for conditions such as vascular lesions and warts
  • Comfortable, gentle treatment methods
  • Parent education and inclusion in treatment decisions

Pediatric dermatologists use the latest methods and treatments, but also specialize in the needs of children.

Who Should See a Pediatric Dermatologist?

Children from birth to adolescence with a wide range of skin conditions are good candidates for pediatric dermatology. Whether your child needs treatment for a birthmark, wart, acne or a chronic condition such as psoriasis or eczema, a pediatric dermatologist can explain treatment options in detail and work with you to determine the best approach for your child.

*Results may vary by individual

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