Pediatric Dermatology

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Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Trumbull, Westport and Derby, CT

Skin conditions affect people of all ages indiscriminately, including children and even infants. With pediatric dermatology services at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists in Trumbull, Westport, and Derby, Connecticut, your child receives the best possible care to alleviate symptoms like itching, inflammation, and visible skin spots. To find out more about pediatric dermatology and what it entails, call Adult & Pediatric Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is medical care that addresses skin problems affecting babies, children, and adolescents. 

At Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists, every physician on staff has the expertise and experience to accurately diagnose and treat skin issues for kids and teens, using the latest technology available in skin care. 

Many people are surprised to hear that kids don’t have the same medical needs as adults. In many cases, the best treatment for an adult’s skin condition isn’t the best option for treating the same condition of a child. 

Every member of the team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists understands the differences between children and adult needs and provides care for all ages accordingly. 

Which skin conditions does pediatric dermatology treat?

Pediatric dermatologists frequently see a range of skin rashes, growths, and marks. There are many skin conditions commonly diagnosed in babies, children, and teens, and the team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists has extensive experience diagnosing and treating these issues. 

You should bring your child in for a pediatric dermatology appointment if they show signs of:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Dandruff
  • Sunburns
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles
  • Ringworm
  • Hives

Fortunately, there are treatments available for most pediatric skin conditions that can clear or minimize your child’s symptoms. Skin conditions in kids can cause an array of symptoms that either you or your child might notice first, like visible spots or marks, inflammation, itching, or flaking. 

Which treatments does pediatric dermatology offer?

The team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists provides procedures and medications for children with various skin conditions. Whether or not your child’s condition is contagious, the providers can help get rid of symptoms like inflammation, discomfort, or a visible growth or rash. 

Your child’s pediatric dermatology treatment plan might involve:

  • Prescription topical medications
  • Prescription oral medications
  • Skin biopsies
  • Laser treatments
  • Surgical excisions

The team might also have suggestions for home care or management of a pediatric skin condition, like staying home from school or taking a soothing bath. The team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists might advise you to bring your child in for a follow-up visit to check on their treatment progress. 

For more information about pediatric dermatology and the skin services your child might need, call Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.