Dr. Steele sees children routinely and treats everything from acne, to warts, birthmarks etc. Children take a little extra care in that they can be shy about the doctor altogether, even though they usually aren’t getting shots or other treatments that they may consider traumatic at the dermatologist.
When it comes to mole exams, Dr. Steele recommends parents bring in their children for skin evaluations when they start to get moles, this is typical around 10 for most kids and sometimes earlier for children that may develop more moles over time and with a family history of melanoma or atypical moles.
Otherwise, kids tend to get tinea capitis (ringworm on the scalp), staph infections, warts, and molluscum because they are due to infection of some sort. Children are still developing their immunity so they are prone to many superficial skin infections that should be treated. They also tend to pass infections back and forth with other kids at school, during sports or with siblings or family members.
Of course, eczema tends to affect kids and can be managed with a good skincare regimen recommended by Dr. Steele. They generally grow out of it over time, as they do with many other pediatric conditions.
While kids usually present with the same few conditions, there are also some rare rashes and lesions that occur in children. Dr. Steele has expert experience in diagnosis and treatment of even the most rare pediatric conditions.-