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Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Boca Raton, FL

Treating dermatologic conditions in children demands the skill and experience of a trained professional. At Dazzling Dermatology in Boca Raton, Florida, Board-certified dermatologist and Board-certified dermatopathologist Eric Rudnick MD, FAAD, and physician assistant Danielle Rudnick, PA-C, treat a wide range of pediatric conditions, such as warts, acne, and eczema. To learn more about pediatric dermatology, call us at Dazzling Dermatology today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of skin, hair, and nail conditions that commonly affect children. 

A pediatric skin doctor understands that children can’t always communicate their symptoms as effectively as adults. This is why Dr. Rudnick has special training and state-of-the-art equipment to treat childhood skin diseases.

What conditions can pediatric dermatology treat?

Dr. Rudnick cares for a wide range of pediatric conditions, including:

Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Eczema is a chronic skin condition in which red, dry, itchy patches of skin appear inside the elbows, behind the knees, on the face, or on the trunk of the body. Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema affects people of all ages and is common in children.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes scaly, raised, itchy areas of skin. Depending on the type of psoriasis your child has, they may have raised red patches covered by a buildup of skin cells (plaques) on their scalp, face, arms, or legs.

Warts

Warts are raised, grainy growths that may appear anywhere on the body. Many types of warts can affect your child’s hands, elbows, and knees. Plantar warts, which develop on the soles of the feet, often cause discomfort in adolescents and teenagers.

Ingrown toenails

An ingrown toenail happens when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin. The skin can turn red, inflamed, and feel tender to the touch. Ingrown toenails require prompt treatment to prevent the need for nail removal surgery.

Diaper rash

Diaper rash is a type of dermatitis that causes red, inflamed, raw skin in the diaper region (the buttocks, thighs, and genitals). Infrequent diaper changes are the most common reason this painful rash develops in infants and toddlers.

Birthmarks

Birthmarks are abnormalities that appear on the skin at birth. Sometimes, birthmarks can develop shortly after your child is born. Birthmarks may be dark, pigmented lesions or vascular marks, like hemangiomas or port wine stains.

Acne

Acne is an inflammatory condition that causes painful, red bumps on your skin when sebaceous glands become clogged. 

What treatments are available in pediatric dermatology?

Dr. Rudnick practices conservative care for pediatric conditions at Dazzling Dermatology. Some of the most common treatments he recommends are:

  • Topical ointments and solutions
  • Antibiotics
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oral medications
  • Cryosurgery
  • Medicated cleansers

Call Dazzling Dermatology today to learn more about pediatric dermatology or to schedule an appointment. 

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