Pediatric Dermatology

General and Pediatric Dermatology in Manhasset, NY

Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Manhasset, NY

Pediatric dermatology can help your baby, child, or teen maintain good skin, hair, and nail health for a lifetime. At Brooks Dermatology in Manhasset, New York, experienced board-certified dermatologist Steven Brooks, DO, understands that kids can experience a wide array of skin issues like rashes, eczema, acne, and warts. The practice offers expert care for all dermatologic problems in children using a unique holistic approach. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology focuses on the detection, analysis, and treatment of skin, hair, and nail issues in children of all ages. Brooks Dermatology is a comprehensive dermatology practice that offers specialized care for children at every age and stage of their lives. 

When might my child need pediatric dermatology? 

Your child could need pediatric dermatology if they experience issues such as:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Eczema
  • Warts
  • Cysts
  • Psoriasis
  • Diaper rash
  • Vascular and pigmented birthmarks
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hives
  • Vitiligo

In short, if anything changes with your child’s appearance, pediatric dermatology care at Brooks Dermatology can promptly investigate the problem and prescribe the solution your child needs. 

What types of treatments does pediatric dermatology include?

At Brooks Dermatology, the main focus is guiding your child back to good health using the most gentle and conservative treatments. Some of the many different treatments available in the office include topical ointments or solutions, prescription medications, and minor surgical dermatology procedures like wart removal and laser therapy for vascular birthmarks.

Additionally, your child’s specialist may recommend a skin care routine and lifestyle changes at home. For example, if your child has eczema, their specialist may recommend soak-and-seal (lukewarm baths and moisturizers), bleach baths, or wet wraps of rashes to minimize symptoms and help with flare-ups.

How often will my child need pediatric dermatology appointments?

The frequency of your child’s appointments at Brooks Dermatology depends on their individual needs. 

If your child has a chronic condition that causes rashes or other regular symptoms, like psoriasis or eczema, they’ll likely need periodic checkups to reduce flare-ups or keep the condition in remission. 

If your child develops obvious skin, hair, or nail changes, reach out for an appointment as soon as possible. Even if the issue isn’t causing physical problems, it might be a sign of an emerging medical problem requiring specialized dermatological care. 

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends yearly skin cancer screenings for all ages and skin types. Although rare, skin cancer can affect children and screenings can catch the disease early, when it’s most treatable. 

Schedule your child’s appointment at Brooks Dermatology by calling the office or booking online today.  

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