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Pediatric Dermatology

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

Dermatology for Children

Pediatric dermatologists are trained dermatologists specialized in working with infants and children, and most often treat birthmarks, eczema, warts, or psoriasis. In order to be considered an expert in child’s skin care, they must earn a bachelor’s degree and then study for four years of medical school, one year of specialty pediatrics internship training, two years of dermatology residency training and an additional one to three years of pediatric dermatology fellowship training.

Children have exceptionally delicate skin compared to adults. They typically have less sun exposure and fat cushion under the skin’s surface. Diagnosis and treatment of various skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, hives, warts, hemangiomas, birthmarks, and congenital skin disorders, prescription treatment of skin conditions, medical and/or surgical treatment of skin conditions such as warts and molluscum (pea-sized yellow or pink lumps) and skin biopsies can be conducted by a pediatric dermatologist.

Dr. Rokhsar has treated many children with a wide variety of conditions. As childhood obesity looms over the United States, many studies have been conducted to understand outlier problems associated. Studies have found a strong connection between obese children and psoriasis consistent throughout the country.

Pediatric Dermatology FAQ

How can kids avoid getting pimples?

It is important to wash the face twice a day in order to keep the skin’s oils at a balance and to regularly wash the hair. Hair oil can brush or lie against the child’s face, encouraging irritation and pimples. Oil-free skincare products are also encouraged. See a dermatologist, like Dr. Rokhsar, if pimples or acne do not respond to over-the-counter treatments.