While we envy the line-less soft and creamy complexions of our children, the truth is their skin is just as susceptible to conditions as adults skin is – sometimes more-so. Because of that delicate skin that must last them many years, a dermatologist who understands the needs and treatment options for children is imperative when issues crop up. Our expert team has decades of experience in pediatric dermatology. We routinely treat children for eczema, rashes, stubborn acne, warts, molluscum (which spreads like wildfire when left untreated), and other common childhood skin problems.
Our team will help you find a solution to your child’s skin issues, armed with stickers, lollypops, and colorful band-aids. Our nurses and doctors can make our youngest patients feel safe and secure – and help you ensure they are treated correctly, quickly, so that they can get back to doing what they love best: being kids.
We treat the following common childhood skin problems :
- Itchy Scalp
- Pityriasis Rosea
- Baby Acne
Common Pediatric Dermatology Issues
While it has gained the moniker “Baby acne”, it is not actually “acne” at all. It’s a reaction that happens when naturally occurring yeast becomes inflamed. Some babies will ahve very mild cases of red skin, some may have a more visible reaction that results in pimples and pustules that are evident on a new baby’s skin. While newborns can be treated with an anti-fungal prescription, “baby acne” that forms in babies from 3 to 18-months may need a bit stronger treatment. Our doctors are armed with expertise and options to help you solve this issue.
Itchy Scalp in Children
Many of us have dealt with flaky scalp with our infants or older children. While the term “dandruff” or seborrheic dermatitis is usually reserved for adults, it can also be an issue in children as young as infancy. While itchy, flaky scalp could be baby dandruff, there are some other conditions that may cause this symptom as well – it could be ringworm or lice. Sometimes an over-the-counter remedies can help, but often times they are much too strong for a delicate baby or toddler’s skin. We recommend a consultation with an expert in pediatric dermatology before you use one of these remedies.
If your child has dry, itchy, sore and patchy skin, they could be suffering from Atopic Dermatitis, commonly called Eczema. Eczema can manifest in very mild cases of a few light red dry patches, to extremely sore and widespread open wounds – even in infants. While genetics can be a factor, they are not always at play when a child develops eczema. The key component of treatment is keeping the skin moist and free from infection. There are special medicines that can help you achieve this – our doctors can help you manage your child’s eczema and help you determine what the triggers for the condition are – from environmental to diet or soap – among other factors.
While sometimes mistaken for ringworm, Pityriasis Rosea is a temporary skin condition that is common in older kids and teens. It often presents in pink or gray scaly skin that can last from 4 weeks to months in some cases. The scaly skin can start on the back, thighs, abdomen or chest. Because it the symptoms could have multiple causes, its important to have a qualified pediatric dermatologist look at the spot(s) and make a correct diagnosis.
Book an Appointment with our Pediatric Dermatologists in Hollywood, FL
All of our doctors see pediatric patients, but Dr. Stojadinovic and Dr. Nolan take the lead with some cases. Feel free to give us a call to book with them at your convenience!