Paediatric Dermatology

Paediatric dermatology, a subspecialty of dermatology, is the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in babies, children and adolescents. Paediatric dermatologists treat many skin conditions prone to children such as skin infections, moles, birthmarks, hives, psoriasis, cysts, rashes, eczema, acne, and warts. Although our skins may look similar, a child’s skin has many different characteristics from an adult’s, therefore a child’s skin condition may need to be treated in a different way. Additionally, paediatric dermatologists have the expertise to help children feel comfortable as they are examined and treated.

When To Seek Treatment

  • If there are changes in mole colour or size
  • If there are fleshy bumps, warts, or other growths on your child’s skin
  • If you have a family history of skin disorder
  • If you notice discoloured patches or loss of skin pigment on your child’s skin
  • If you notice raised bumps on your child’s skin, that are red or white
  • If your child has a skin rash that is itchy, usually a presentation of allergies or eczema
  • If your child has a viral, bacterial, or fungal skin infection
  • If your child has acne, which may affect emotions and confidence
  • If your child has dry or cracked skin
  • If your child has rough or scaly skin
  • If your child has ulcers, open sores or lesion

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