Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago

Dermatology located in River North, Chicago, IL

Pediatric dermatology care addresses the needs of children, starting at birth. At Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago, the team of leading dermatology experts understands the special needs of their smallest patients, and they use a gentle and caring approach to set you and your child at ease. Call the office in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q&A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is the branch of dermatology that focuses on the skin, hair, and nails of infants and children. Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago has a kid-friendly office where children and their parents feel welcome, so the team is here to serve all of your pediatric dermatology needs as your child grows up. 

What types of conditions does pediatric dermatology encompass?

At Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago, the team treats the full spectrum of skin, hair, and nail conditions in children, from newborns to teenagers. Some of the many conditions they regularly diagnose and treat include:

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Birthmarks
  • Diaper rash
  • Heat rash
  • Impetigo
  • Moles (nevi)
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Molluscum
  • Warts
  • Nail disorders
  • Hair loss 
  • Seborrheic dermatitis

The team can also diagnose and treat a number of other skin issues, ranging from genetic skin issues to those caused by contact with irritating substances and those caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. 

How does pediatric dermatology treatment work?

At Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago, children receive special treatment from the moment they arrive at the office. The kid-friendly office, the gentleness of the medical providers, and fun distractions like stickers all combine to make your child's visit as easy and stress-free as possible.

The team strongly favors a conservative approach to treating pediatric skin, nail, and hair disorders. Their top goal is to keep your child comfortable and relaxed during any necessary treatments and procedures, so they use gentle, evidence-based treatments that are proven to work well in children. 

Some of the different treatments your child may need include: 

  • Topical creams, gels, or ointments
  • Oral medication
  • Laser treatments 
  • Phototherapy (light therapy)
  • Injected medications
  • Biologic therapy

In some cases, such as childhood eczema, lifestyle changes can also lessen symptoms and improve your child's comfort level. The team can recommend specific changes and guide you through implementing those changes in an easy way. 

Although it's rare, some pediatric skin conditions may require surgery. As with all treatments, the team ensures your child's comfort throughout the procedure. They're always gentle and supportive — and kids respond to this approach by viewing the skin doctor's office as a friendly and welcoming place to go. 

For help with pediatric dermatology, call the area's most kid-friendly practice at Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago. Book an appointment online or call the office today.