OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGISTS SPECIALIZE IN TREATING SKIN CONCERNS
FROM BIRTH THROUGH ADULTHOOD.
We understand that when a child has a health concern, parents want only the best. At Southern Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists have helped generations of Raleigh, NC families. Our pediatric care begins with infants and continues into adulthood. Using the most state-of-the-art treatment solutions, our gentle approach is calming for both the patient and their parents.
Common Pediatric Dermatology Concerns
Cradle Cap (seborrheic dermatitis) is a harmless condition common in infants. Red, scaly patches can develop on the skin of the baby’s scalp and will usually disappear within several weeks. Cradle cap is not contagious and fortunately, it does not create discomfort for the baby. This skin condition is not due to poor hygiene or allergies and will not leave scars.
An infantile hemangioma birthmark is a red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin, (most infant hemangiomas are capillary hemangiomas). This type of birthmark usually grows during the child's first year, and slowly recedes over time. By age ten there is almost no evidence the hemangioma's existence.
A hemangioma can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the face, scalp, chest or back. Treatment of a hemangioma usually isn't needed, unless the nodule interferes with vision or breathing.
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a skin condition that often starts in early childhood (although people of all ages can be affected). Over 50% of infants with atopic dermatitis grow out of the condition by age two. While atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that does not have a cure, our board-certified dermatologists can diagnose, control and provide solutions to treat this concern.
Atopic dermatitis can get worse when the skin comes into contact with irritating substances such as harsh soaps and scratchy, tight-fitting clothing. Friction can also be a contributing factor, especially when affected children start to crawl.
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