Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

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If you are the parent of an infant, child, adolescent or teen with a disorder of the skin, hair or nails, you’ll be glad to know that Emerson Hospital offers outstanding care from a team of board-certified dermatologists with experience in working with children.

In fact, not only are all our dermatologists skilled in working with young patients, but Emerson also has one of only a handful of board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the entire state (a rare pediatric subspecialty)—giving you and your family an exceptional breadth and depth of pediatric dermatology expertise, in a convenient setting that’s close to home. 

The conditions seen by our pediatric dermatologists

Our pediatric dermatologists see the full range of conditions affecting children’s skin, hair and nails, from the common to the rare and complex, including: 
  • Acne 
  • Allergic reactions like hives
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Birthmarks
  • Congenital skin disorders 
  • Eczema
  • Hair disorders such as alopecia (hair loss)
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Insect bites
  • Nail disorders
  • Poison ivy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff)
  • Skin cancer, including melanoma
  • Tinea (ringworm)
  • Vitiligo and other skin pigment disorders
  • Warts

The services our pediatric dermatologists provide

Emerson Hospital’s pediatric dermatologists provide comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment of all these conditions. Capabilities include:
  • Birthmark evaluation and management
  • Surgical removal of moles, lesions or other lumps in the skin such as cysts
  • Topical and oral medication administration
  • Skin biopsies
  • Laser surgery

Equally important, Emerson’s pediatric dermatologists are dedicated to helping children and their parents better understand skin disorders, and how to treat and cope with them—so education and guidance on prevention and self-care are an integral part of the services we provide.