Why see a pediatric dermatologist?
Pediatric dermatology focuses on addressing skin conditions in children from infancy to adolescence. Dr. James Nigro, MD, is a double board-certified pediatric dermatologist committed to enhancing the well-being of children and adolescents by managing skin issues that may impact their mental health and self-esteem.
When to Seek Pediatric Dermatology Care
It is important to schedule an appointment at the first signs of concern regarding your child’s skin. Whether it’s a troubling rash or an unusual mark, early intervention can prevent potential complications. Adolescence marks a pivotal period to consult a pediatric dermatologist. Hormonal changes during puberty can trigger skin problems like acne, making this an opportune time for discussing skincare practices and sun protection strategies.
Common pediatric conditions
The most prevalent issues are acne, a complex skin problem often afflicting teenagers, birthmarks like port-wine stains and hemangiomas requiring regular monitoring, diaper rash that may necessitate specialized treatment, eczema causing dry, red, and itchy skin. Other skin infections such as ringworm, impetigo, and scabies demand prompt medical attention by a specialist. Warts, receive tailored treatment based on the child’s age, which may involve methods such as cryotherapy, electrosurgery, or over-the-counter medication.