Pediatric Dermatology

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Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, CA

If your baby or child has a skin condition that needs medical attention, the expert specialists at Redwood Empire Dermatology in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and Oakmont, California, are here for them. The compassionate dermatology team offers comprehensive pediatric dermatology services to clear up your child’s skin and reduce the risk of complications or unpleasant symptoms. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking tab today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q&A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology includes medical evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment for common skin conditions that babies, children, and teenagers face. The Redwood Empire Dermatology experts have many years of experience and training in pediatric dermatology using the latest advances in technology and procedures. 

What are examples of pediatric skin conditions?

Common pediatric dermatology conditions the Redwood Empire Dermatology team can treat include:

  • Eczema
  • Cradle cap
  • Dermatitis
  • Rash
  • Growths
  • Ringworm
  • Hives
  • Warts
  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Birthmarks
  • Acne 
  • Burns
  • Genetic syndromes

Some skin conditions in children go away without medical intervention, while others need treatment to reduce unpleasant symptoms and clear up your child’s skin.

What are the risk factors for pediatric dermatology problems?

Skin conditions in children are common, but simple solutions enhance the health and appearance of the skin. Risk factors for having a pediatric skin condition include a family history of dermatology conditions, unprotected sun exposure, and having an illness or disease.

What happens during pediatric dermatology appointments?

During pediatric dermatology visits at Redwood Empire Dermatology, your specialist reviews your child’s medical history, checks their vital signs if needed, completes a physical exam, and examines their skin.

Your child’s provider may recommend that they undergo testing, such as blood tests or a skin biopsy, to diagnose their condition and develop an effective treatment plan. The team works hard to ensure your child’s visit is as pleasant as possible for both children and parents.

What are the common pediatric dermatology treatments?

The most common pediatric dermatology treatment options include oral medications, topical medicines or creams, minor surgery, cryotherapy (freezing treatments), and laser treatment. It’s also vital for your child to protect their skin from the sun, eat nutritious foods, and take dietary supplements if their doctor recommends it.   

If your child has a severe or ongoing rash, warts, suspicious-looking moles, dry or scaly skin, or other common skin conditions, see the specialist at Redwood Empire Dermatology for an evaluation. They personalize each pediatric dermatology treatment to match your child’s needs and lifestyle. Friendly providers make children feel at ease during dermatology visits.

To take advantage of highly effective pediatric dermatology services available at Redwood Empire Dermatology, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.