Pediatric Dermatology at Schweiger Dermatology Group
The pediatric dermatology division at Schweiger Dermatology Group focuses on the evaluation, treatment and management of skin problems for pediatric patients. Our pediatric dermatology patients are ages birth through 18 years old. Our pediatric dermatology providers take into account the psychological and developmental effects that skin issues might have on this tender age group.
Common Pediatric Skin Concerns
The most common skin problems to face the pediatric population include atopic dermatitis (eczema), molluscum conatgiosum, millia, port wine stains, herpes simplex, psoriasis, bullous diseases, warts, hemangiomas, tinea and acne. It is very common for parents to seek out 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.
How to Treat Pediatric Acne
As a sign of the times, we are seeing an influx of pediatric patients who have acne. It used to be acne would begin presenting on the skin at adolescence, but research is showing there is a nationwide uptick in pre-teens developing acne. The rise in pre-teen acne is mostly due to the fact that puberty is hitting at an earlier age than previous generations. Our dermatology providers employ a number of safe ways to treat acne in pre-teens, including prescription topical medications, oral antibiotics and blue light therapy.
Eczema in Children
One of the most common skin issues to affect babies and children is eczema (aka atopic dermatitis). In fact, about one in 10 kids have eczema. Parents who have to deal with eczema often come to us for advice and a treatment regimen. When children itch their skin, it causes a rash and can potentially lead to those thick brown patches on the skin. Although there is no cure to eczema, we can help your family manage the problem and keep your child’s skin as itch-free as possible.
Contact us now to book an appointment with one of our pediatric dermatology providers.