Pediatric dermatology includes the examination, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of skin conditions in children. Kids often have different skin conditions than adults. Sometimes the same skin conditions will present in different ways or require different types of treatment.
Your child may have common things like birthmarks or acne or conditions that are a little more unusual. Children should have their moles evaluated just like adults, though thankfully skin cancer in children is very rare. Kids tend to get more infections as they build their immune systems, including fungus (ringworm), warts, molluscum, etc. We commonly treat rashes like eczema, cradle cap, and rashes from colds and upper respiratory infections.
At Steele Dermatology, we are skilled in the area of pediatric dermatology and experienced in treating children. To learn more about the treatment options available to you, schedule an appointment with Steele Dermatology online or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.
Kids have dermatologic conditions almost anywhere on the body, similar to adults.
How do we treat pediatric skin conditions?
When it comes to pediatric dermatology, it is important for both parents and children to understand what is going on. You need to know what the expected course will be (i.e. if the child will grow out of it) and how treatment will work. Treatments are often administered by parents or by kids (if they are old enough), but both parents and kids should be involved in the process. Your treatment plan will also consider things like if kids can take pills or require liquid medicines, and the child’s school and sports schedule.
With offices conveniently located in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Steele Dermatology, we are skilled in the area of pediatric dermatology and experienced in treating children. To learn more about pediatric dermatology and the treatment options available to your children, schedule an appointment with Steele Dermatology online or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.