The Importance of Children’s Dermatology
At Winston Salem Dermatology, we have a professional team of skin care specialists who are educated and specially trained to treat children with different types of skin conditions. If your kid is experiencing skin conditions, whether it be a birthmark, psoriasis, warts, or eczema, we can help. Your skin, our passion!
Skin Conditions in Children
Children don’t always have perfect or blemish-free skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry that something is severely wrong. Many children experience conditions such as infant acne, cradle cap, warts, atopic dermatitis and several other conditions. If you notice an issue with your child’s skin and would like someone to look at it, feel free to reach out to us at +1 (336) 774-8636.
- Birthmarks – If you have noticed a vascular or pigmented birthmark on your child, it’s recommended that you get an early evaluation to find a proper treatment solution. We can help you make a good treatment choice, regardless of how common or unusual the birthmark is.
- Acne – Acne is one of the most common skin conditions among kids, especially in infants. It causes pimples which form when follicles become clogged. While it is a common condition, it can cause scarring if not treated properly.
- Alopecia – This is a medical condition that causes hair loss from one, some, or all areas of the body. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles, where your hair growth begins.
- Atopic Dermatitis – Atopic dermatitis one of the most common types of eczema that a child can experience. It often causes a rash that will appear on the inside of the elbows, behind the knees, on the hands or feet, and sometimes on the face. Though this skin disease can happen to a lot of babies and children, it can become a long-term issue.
- Hemangioma – This appears as a spot on the skin; however, there are different kinds for children to experience. There are some types that can look red and appear in the top layers of skin, while others will appear blue and are much deeper. Hemangiomas can fade throughout the years without treatment, others can cause issues with vision, feeding, disfigurement and breathing.
- Hyperhidrosis – Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating in children, teenagers and adults. While this may not be life-threatening, it can cause emotional trauma among children. There are several treatment options, some more invasive than others, offered at Winston Salem Dermatology.
- Moles – Moles are growths that occur on the skin. They can appear in different ways; some may be flat, others may be raised, and the colors range from pink, tan and dark brown. Though moles are a common skin condition, it’s important to get them examined if they are atypical.
- Molluscum – Also known as Molluscum Contagiosum, Molluscum is smooth, pearly, flesh-color skin growths that are caused by a virus. They first begin as small bumps but can continue to grow as large as a pencil eraser if left untreated.
- Warts – Though they are harmless growths caused by a virus, warts can become very irritating to deal with. They can grow on any part of the skin, their size and look depending on their location and severity.
Treatments Provided by Pediatric Dermatologists
Pediatric dermatologists provide medical care for many skin conditions, no matter what they may be. In addition to medical care, they also provide other services, including those we’ve listed below.
- Diagnosis of skin conditions, such as pigmented birthmarks, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, hives, psoriasis, warts, and many others.
- Medical and prescription treatment for skin, hair and nail conditions.
- Minor surgical procedures, such as biopsies, removal of skin lesions, and laser treatment for vascular birthmarks.
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Caring for Your Child’s Skin at a Young Age
Because they are still growing, children have much thinner and more delicate skin than teenagers and adults. You want to be careful not to irritate the skin even further when treating a skin condition, so we’ve listed a few tips to help care for your child’s skin.
- Use dye and perfume-free skin products on their skin.
- Protect them from the sun with sunscreen, hats, shades and anything else that works.
- Make sure to moisturize their skin every day.
- Limit their exposure to household irritants.
- Get medical help if their skin is severely irritated.
A Message to the Parents from WSD
We know that you want what’s best for your child and so do we. We follow the principle “do no harm” here at Winston Salem Dermatology and wish to avoid all pain and emotional trauma during treatments. While some visible conditions may cause emotional distress, other problems may cause physical pain. Overall, we are here to help you make the best choice for your child and their sensitive skin.
If your child needs medical attention for a skin condition, please reach out to us here at Winston Salem Dermatology. No matter how severe or rare their condition may be, we guarantee to find the perfect solution for them here at Winston Salem Dermatology. You can call us today at +1 (336) 774-8636 or visit our office in Winston Salem, NC.