Dermatology (Skin Care)

Common pediatric dermatology conditions include acne, hives, warts, and eczema

We understand that the dermatologic needs of children can be quite different from those of adults. Our doctors are trained in pediatric dermatology to offer a full range of care for kids with a variety of disorders that affect the skin, hair, and nails. We’re committed to educating families about their diagnoses and available treatment options, as well as about their long-term skin health.

 
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Pediatric Dermatology Conditions Often Seen in Children:
  • acne
  • atopic dermatitis (eczema), a common hereditary condition that causes chronic dry skin and an itchy scaly rash
  • contact dermatitis (caused by direct skin contact with an irritating substance)
  • hives
  • birthmarks (discolored or raised areas of skin noted shortly after birth)
  • hemangiomas and port wine stains (types of birthmarks)
  • nevi (moles), caused by pigment producing cells
  • infections of the skin
  • warts
  • vitiligo (smooth white spots or patches on the skin)
  • psoriasis (a chronic disease that causes parts of the skin to become scaly and inflamed)
  • hair loss
  • nail disorders (related to infection or other body system disorders)
  • genetic and body system disorders that include skin problems, such as neurofibromatosis (which causes tumors to grow beneath the skin)

At Nemours, our pediatric dermatology teams also places a lot of emphasis on teaching children about sun safety because research shows that good sun protection habits established during childhood can help prevent skin cancers later in life.