Children’s skin can be very sensitive. Whether you believe your child developed a rash from contact with a household product or detergent, or you’re concerned about a rash that continues to come back following the use of at-home remedies, you can always rely on Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology to provide your child with the comprehensive healthcare they need. Let us help you relieve your child’s discomfort, so they can get back to living their happiest life.
Common Pediatric Dermatology Conditions
At Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology, we see a wide variety of skin conditions from day to day. That being said, there are a few skin conditions that are very common in children, from infancy to the time they reach adulthood. The most common skin conditions we see at our practice include:
- Acne (Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology is proud to offer Accutane to qualifying patients.)
In addition to the conditions above, other common conditions we treat or pediatric dermatology services we offer include the following:
Alopecia is a condition in which the hair on the head and the rest of the body begins to fall out. The type of alopecia patients most commonly think of is alopecia areata, in which hair falls out in clumps without any discomfort or scarring. However, alopecia can also be a result of a variety of skin concerns, including tinea capitis, also known as “ringworm.” It’s important to see a pediatric dermatologist if you find your child losing large amounts of hair, as there may be a treatable underlying condition.
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Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition in which skin color is lost in large patches. Healthy skin is naturally pigmented by melanin cells. When a patient has vitiligo, these melanin cells are no longer produced or no longer show pigment on the skin. This causes large patches of non-pigmented skin to appear along the body. Vitiligo may affect any portion of the body, including the face, arms, chest, stomach, and legs.
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Molluscum is a fairly common and very contagious skin infection that is caused by a virus. Characterized by small, raised bumps ranging from the size of a pen tip to the size of a pencil eraser, molluscum is not a painful or uncomfortable skin condition for most children. That being said, molluscum does have the potential to spread across the body quickly.
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Infantile hemangiomas are the most common vascular tumor in infancy. They arise quickly in the first few months of life and may require treatment to slow the growth, so it does not disfigure the skin or cause medical complications. Hemangioma's grow unpredictably and should be seen by a specialist as early as possible.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned professional, taking care of your newborn’s skin can feel like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be. Pediatric nurse practitioner Samantha Casselman is happy to provide you with all the resources you need to keep your child’s skin as healthy and clean as possible. She may recommend a few products for cleansing and nourishing your child’s skin in addition to regular skin check visits.
Skin checks or skin examinations are vital to ensuring your child’s skin stays healthy. During these skin examinations, your provider will check all surfaces of the skin for any suspicious-looking moles or marks. It’s recommended your child receives a skin check at least once a year, but more often if your child’s skin is sensitive to the sun.
Pediatric Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ
When you trust Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology with your child’s care, you can expect undivided attention and comprehensive healthcare when you need it most. If you have any questions about the pediatric dermatology conditions treated at our practice, please give us a call at (602) 837-3376. To schedule an appointment with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Samantha Casselman, please use our convenient online appointment request form.