Pediatric Dermatology at Schweiger Dermatology Group
Pediatric Dermatology focuses on evaluating, treating, and managing skin problems in pediatric patients. Our pediatric dermatology providers see patients from birth through 18 years old.
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, our providers provide comprehensive dermatology care and consider the psychological and developmental effects that skin issues might have on this tender age group.
Common Pediatric Skin Concerns
Children face different skin conditions than adults. The most common skin problems we see in children include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Bullous Diseases
- Herpes Simplex
- Molluscum Contagiosum (viral skin infection)
- Port Wine Stains
- Warts and Moles
Parents also seek our advice on healthy skincare rituals for their children, including the proper way to apply sunscreen, tips on healing dry skin, and acne-fighting regimens. We often partner with parents to ensure their children establish smart and safe skincare habits at a young age.
As a sign of the times, our pediatric dermatology providers see an increase in pediatric acne cases. This influx of pediatric acne cases may be due to children hitting puberty earlier than previous generations.
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, our pediatric dermatologists offer several safe ways to treat pediatric acne, including topical prescription medications, oral antibiotics, and laser and light therapy.
Pediatric Acne Before Adolescence
Some children start to see acne outbreaks as early as age 8. Early acne can usually be spotted on and around the nose and then spreads to the forehead, cheeks, and chin as the condition worsens. Acne may first appear as red bumps (papules), closed whiteheads, or open blackheads.
Remember that almost every child gets acne on their way to adolescence and early treatment can stop the problem from worsening.
Pediatric eczema (atopic dermatitis) is another common skin issue that affects one in 10 children. Eczema causes dry, red, itchy skin, and can appear as a red-colored rash on the face, scalp, forehead, the inside of the elbow, and the back of the knees. It can occur in babies as well as school-age children. When children itch their skin, it causes a rash and can potentially lead to the formation of thick brown patches.
Although there is no cure for eczema, our pediatric dermatology providers offer effective treatment regimens to help parents manage the problem and keep their children’s skin as itch-free as possible.
Prevalence of Eczema in Children
Up to 30% of all young children develop eczema, most within the first year. Additionally, 60% of babies with eczema are likely to have the condition as adults. As a parent, you probably want to start getting treatment early for your child.
Pediatric Dermatology Near You in NY, NJ, PA, and CT
Schweiger Dermatology Group offers comprehensive Pediatric Dermatology services and treatments in NY, NJ, PA, and CT. Call us at (844) DERM-DOC to set up your consultation today.
To find a location near you, check out our location pages. We look forward to working together to find the best treatment for your child’s skin!