Many families bring their children to Coastal Family Dermatology based on the referral of their pediatrician. Others are already patients with us, and bring their children in for a skin screening or to have a doctor check on areas of concern.
Many pediatric skin issues can be treated to relieve symptoms and improve the appearance of skin.
Another service Coastal Family Dermatology provides is a thorough skin evaluation for pediatric patients. Your doctor carefully checks all areas of your child’s body, noting the presence of any moles, freckles, or other skin issues and create a “skin map” for their medical record.
Because your skin is the largest organ in your body, it should come as no surprise that numerous issues can impact the health and appearance of your skin. Some pediatric skin issues that lead families to seek the services of a dermatologist include:
These are just a few of many different issues that can impact the health and appearance of your child’s skin. Fortunately, there are treatment options for each of these conditions.
Infantile hemangiomas are harmless tumors that appear during early childhood. These types of soft-tissue tumors are very common, and as much as 10% of the population has them.
Infantile hemangiomas are not usually present at birth but develop during the first 4-6 weeks of life. Girls are more likely to develop infantile hemangiomas than boys, and Caucasian children have a higher risk than other races.
Most infantile hemangiomas shrink over time on their own. In cases where the tumors create discomfort or impede normal function, treatment may be necessary.
An estimated one out of every ten infants are born with vascular anomalies. These skin conditions occur when blood vessels have developed abnormally.
There are numerous different vascular anomalies, some of which are harmless and others that can make your infant's skin uncomfortable. If vascular anomalies interfere with your baby's daily function, various treatment options are available.
Caring for a new baby is stressful enough without adding concerns over sudden changes in his or her skin. If you detect areas of discoloration or textural changes in your baby’s skin, reach out to Coastal Family Dermatology to schedule a comprehensive examination.
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