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.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
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    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Forms & Resources
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

We provide comprehensive pediatric dermatology evaluations in the inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department setting, and we offer the latest in diagnostic testing and treatments at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont for Children for a wide variety of childhood skin problems.

Examples of Pediatric Dermatology Diagnostic Tests and Treatments:
  • cultures – lab tests that help determine if a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection is causing a skin condition
  • biopsy – the removal of a small piece of skin or nail so it can be analyzed in a lab
  • cryotherapy – used to freeze skin lesions
  • pulsed dye laser treatment – to treat spots involving blood vessels and some other specific conditions of the skin

We also partner with specialists from other Nemours divisions to provide the best care for your child.