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Skin care for infants, children and teens

Pediatric dermatologists at Ascension sites of care provide hair, nail and skin care for children and teens.

Skin care for infants, children and teens

Rashes and itchy skin are common in children. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s skin condition, talk to your child’s pediatrician or primary care doctor. When your child needs advanced skin care, our pediatric dermatologists are here for your family. We listen to understand your child’s needs. Then, we work together to create a care plan that’s right for your child.

Pediatric doctors and dermatologists specialize in treating dermatitis from all causes, including:

  • Contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema and psoriasis, scaly, itchy skin patches
  • Other rashes, causing red, swollen skin

Your child’s care may include diagnostic tests and treatments for skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus, illness or injury, including:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Burns
  • Dermatitis
  • Fifth disease
  • Hives
  • Ringworm
  • Vitiligo, loss of skin color in blotches
  • Warts

Pediatric dermatologists provide skin cancer screenings and treatments for moles and other skin marks. We provide personalized care for acne based on your child’s age and health needs. Our care team also offers options for wart removal.

Children and nail disorders

Your child’s fingernails are part of the pediatric evaluation. The color of your child’s nail-bed can show signs of illness. High fevers, viral infection and certain fungal infections can cause nail disorders in babies and children. Nutritional deficiencies can cause nail disorders too. Our care team provides care for children who bite their nails or have broken or split nails.

Treatments for hair loss or excessive hair growth in children

Hair loss and excessive hair growth can affect your child’s physical and emotional health. Our doctors and pediatric dermatologists specialize in treating these conditions in children and teens. Bacterial infection, fungus and stress can cause hair loss. Excessive hair growth, also called hirsutism, may be related to an endocrine disorder.

Get a second opinion on your child's skin, nail or hair condition

Choosing the right doctor and treatment plan for your child is important. Getting a second opinion provides you with more information about your child’s condition and may increase your confidence in your child’s care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

 

Choose Ascension for Pediatric Dermatology

Areas Of Care

Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Pediatric Dermatology.