Kids are susceptible to an array of rashes, lesions, and growths, which pediatric dermatology can evaluate and clear. Double board-certified dermatologist Elyse Julian, DO, FAAD, provides kid-friendly skin evaluations and treatment at Leading Edge Dermatology® in Plantation, Florida, for conditions like acne and eczema. Call Leading Edge Dermatology® or book an appointment online for your child today.
Pediatric dermatology is skin medicine for infants, kids, and adolescents. Leading Edge Dermatology provides care for children’s skin starting from a very early age. They can treat many skin conditions that are common in infancy, which can come as a surprise to new parents.
If your child gets a rash, hives, lesions, or any other skin symptoms, dermatologists at Leading Edge Dermatology welcome you to bring your child in for an evaluation. The kid-friendly providers understand the differences between different age groups when it comes to skin health and can provide care based on your child’s unique needs.
Leading Edige Dermatology provides pediatric services for several skin conditions common in younger patients. While some of the same conditions that affect adults affect kids too, others are significantly more common in babies, children, or teens and unlikely to affect you as an adult.
Common pediatric skin conditions are:
Eczema is a condition that causes dry, scaly, and itchy skin. It often first shows up in infants, but can flare up intermittently throughout childhood and even into adulthood.
Warts are raised, fleshy bumps that come from a viral infection when it gets into your skin through tiny cracks or cuts. Kids often get warts on their fingers, the backs of their hands, or the soles of their feet (warts on the soles are called plantar warts). They’re contagious, uncomfortable, and often embarrassing.
Acne typically appears sometime around or after puberty. While you can get it as an adult too, it’s most common in adolescents. Leading Edige Dermatology can help clear your child’s pimples with personalized treatment.
Leading Edge Dermatology evaluates your child’s skin and overall health so they can provide the appropriate care to alleviate irritation and other symptoms. For irritable skin conditions like dermatitis or eczema, various creams, ointments, and antibiotics may be a part of your child’s care plan.
Leading Edge Dermatology removes warts using multiple different strategies, often combining treatments to get the best result. Their options include burning, freezing, and topical treatments.
Some topical treatments work for acne too, as well as some oral medications like isotretinoin. While symptoms go away eventually for most kids, severe or recurrent acne may require prescriptions.
Schedule a skin assessment for your child over the phone or online at Leading Edge Dermatology and explore pediatric dermatology services today.