Find professional treatment for pediatric skin disorders at Brentwood Dermatology.
What are Pediatric Skin Conditions?
Many external and internal environmental elements and allergens can trigger the eruption of a rash, dermatitis, eczema, or another skin condition on a child’s skin. These skin problems are known as pediatric skin conditions when they impact the health of a child’s skin anywhere between birth and adolescence.
Pediatric skin conditions are common, with more than 12 million office visits annually for rashes and other skin concerns in children and adolescents. Pediatric skin conditions are often very noticeable but may not be distinguishable from one another. This is why it’s important to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional skin evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan.
Pediatric Skin Condition FAQs
Learn more about pediatric skin conditions and disorders, such as the different types, common symptoms, and how our board-certified dermatologists treat pediatric skin conditions in Brentwood, TN.
At Brentwood Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists see several pediatric skin conditions on a regular basis. Common types of pediatric skin conditions we diagnose are:
Your child may have a pediatric skin condition for several reasons. Children tend to pick up infections, rashes, and other skin disorders rather easily, often contracting them from another child at school, childcare, or while playing with others.
Additionally, some pediatric skin conditions are caused by external or internal triggers. For instance, heat rash is a common skin condition children experience during the summer months due to the combination of heat and sweat. Furthermore, some pediatric skin conditions, like eczema, are caused by a combination of genetics and environmental triggers.
To uncover the cause of your child’s skin disorder, we recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for an in-depth evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan.
Different pediatric skin conditions show different warning signs and symptoms. However, many pediatric skin conditions show up on the skin as an irritating rash; red bumps or blisters; dry, flaky skin; small, raised bumps that may be itchy; or sensitive, swollen skin.
Some pediatric skin conditions may cause scarring, such as chickenpox, warts, acne, measles, and molluscum contagiosum.
There are several treatments dermatologists use to clear up a pediatric skin condition. These treatments may include topicals, antibiotics, or antifungal medication.
Fortunately, many pediatric skin disorders resolve on their own and do not require professional treatment. For example, chickenpox and molluscum contagiosum often clear up on their own, without the need for medication.
For more information on how we treat pediatric skin conditions in Brentwood, reach out to the friendly team of dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology by filling out our online form or calling our clinic at (615) 377-3448.
Pediatric Skin Condition Photos
In many cases, it can be difficult to distinguish one pediatric skin condition from another. To help you get more familiar with the different types of pediatric skin conditions and how they may look on the skin, view the photo gallery below.
Board-Certified Pediatric Skin Condition Treatment in Brentwood, TN
If you suspect your child has a pediatric skin condition, consult with the board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology. We are here to help you restore the health and wellness of your child’s skin!