Pediatric Dermatology

As a parent, noticing a rash, infection, or lesion on your child’s skin can be a source of worry. Very often, these lesions represent normal growths or temporary inconveniences, but sometimes they can represent more. At Arlington Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are knowledgeable and experienced in pediatric dermatology and offer attentive and compassionate care to patients of all ages.

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What is Pediatric Dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of any skin, hair, or nail health condition within a child. At Arlington Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists understand how various skin conditions may affect children and are experienced in strategies on how to treat younger patients. 

What Pediatric Skin Concerns Do Dermatologists Commonly Treat?

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Most conditions that affect adults can also affect children, however, children may be more or less susceptible to certain conditions. For example, infants are more likely to face eczema, while teens are more likely to experience acne. 

Some common pediatric skin conditions that dermatologists address include:

    • Diaper rash

    • Molluscum 

    • Scabies

    • Seborrheic dermatitis

    • Warts

Why and When Should Children See Dermatologists?

Your pediatrician may recommend that your child see a dermatologist for various skin conditions when they do not resolve on their own or when they cause your child pain or discomfort. Or, you may choose to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist first when an issue such as a rash, irritation, or infection is clearly causing your child discomfort or pain. A board-certified dermatologist can effectively treat your child’s condition and help maintain their skin health. 

Pediatric Dermatology FAQs

Schedule an Appointment 

If your child is facing a skin condition, you can put your trust in Arlington Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologists. We are here to appropriately address and diagnose your child’s concern and offer treatment options that suit their specific needs and conditions.

To schedule an appointment at Arlington Dermatology, please call our office or contact us online.

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