If your child has a disease that affects the skin, hair, or nails, your child may see a pediatric dermatologist.

A pediatric dermatologist is a dermatologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children, including newborns and infants. This medical doctor first becomes a dermatologist. Extra study and training are needed to become a pediatric dermatologist.

Skin disease can affect children differently, and a pediatric dermatologist understands these differences.

Some diseases that affect the skin, hair, or nails are more common in children. Some of these diseases only occur in children. Diseases that a pediatric dermatologist is likely to treat include:

  • Atopic dermatitis (also called eczema).
  • Birthmarks, including port-wine stains.
  • Molluscum
  • Psoriasis.
  • Skin disease that a child is born with.
  • Skin infections.
  • Vitiligo.
  • Warts.

 

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