Children Dermatology

DR. Deepika's skin and hair care

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

  • Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin.
  • It often appears as red, scaly patches on the face, scalp, elbows, and knees, and can be triggered by factors such as irritants, allergens, and genetics.

Treatment typically involves moisturizers, topical corticosteroids, antihistamines, and avoiding triggers.

Diaper Rash

  • Diaper rash is a common irritation of the skin in the diaper area, caused by prolonged exposure to urine and feces, friction, or yeast infections.
  • It presents as red, irritated skin with or without bumps or blisters.

Treatment includes frequent diaper changes, gentle cleansing, applying a barrier cream or ointment, and allowing the skin to air dry.

$150 – 60Min

Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection characterized by small, raised bumps with a central indentation or “dimple.”
  • It is highly contagious and spreads through direct skin-to-skin contact or sharing contaminated objects.
  • Treatment options include cryotherapy, topical treatments, or simply allowing the condition to resolve on its own over time.

$120 – 45Min

Preventive Care for Children’s Skin

 Gentle Cleansing: Use mild, fragrance-free cleansers and avoid harsh soaps that can strip the skin of its natural oils.

  1. Moisturizing: Keep the skin well-hydrated with gentle, hypoallergenic moisturizers, especially after bathing.
  2. Sun Protection: Protect children’s delicate skin from harmful UV rays by applying broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and dressing them in sun-protective clothing and hats.

Avoiding Irritants: Identify and minimize exposure to potential skin irritants, such as harsh chemicals, allergens, and rough fabrics.

  1. When to Seek Dermatological Care:
    • If a skin condition persists, worsens, or causes discomfort despite home care measures, it’s essential to seek evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist.
    • Additionally, any unusual or concerning changes in the skin, such as new growths, lesions, or persistent rashes, should prompt a dermatological evaluation.
    • Early intervention and proper management can prevent complications, alleviate symptoms, and promote optimal skin health in children.

$120 – 45Min