Choosing a pediatric dermatologist is the same as choosing any medical professional in that you want to find someone who has the qualifications and the experience to treat your child’s problem. If you’ve been looking for a qualified expert in your area, look no further than the team at River Region Dermatology & Laser.
Pediatric dermatologists diagnose and prescribe treatment for conditions that affect the hair, nails, scalp, or skin. They also perform treatments for birthmarks, small cysts, warts and moles, as well as perform skin biopsies. Skin conditions can be of several types, including hereditary, disease-related, cosmetic, or topical.
Pediatric dermatologists are trained to treat children. For this, they need patience because children cannot always express clearly what they are feeling. Answering the doctor’s questions or just sitting still for an exam can be difficult. If your child has a skin condition that needs medical care or surgery, our specialist has the equipment, tools, and skills to get the job done.
We can treat a number of skin conditions such as fungal infections and congenital skin disorders. Children’s skin is delicate and has to be treated differently than adult skin. The skin is exposed to inside and outside toxins because kids get into everything. These toxins may come from soap, chemicals, metal, foods, household products, pet products, medications, plants, and other substances that can cause rashes, such as dermatitis. Our dermatologist may also provide allergy testing to see which things your child should avoid.
There are some ways you can help protect your child from certain skin conditions. For example, broad-spectrum waterproof sunscreen with zinc oxide will help protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Babies under six months of age should not be exposed to the sun at all. If necessary, a small amount of sunscreen can be applied, but they should wear long-sleeved tops and a brimmed hat.
Common cosmetic issues such as acne, scarring, and birthmarks can also be treated by our pediatric dermatologist. To set up a consultation with our pediatric dermatologist at River Region Dermatology & Laser in Montgomery, contact us today.