Caring for your child’s skin while they’re young can set them up for success as they age. At Salida Dermatology, Chaffee County’s premier dermatology center with offices in Salida and Gunnison, Colorado, Sheree Beddingfield, PA-C, Sascha Anastas, PA-C, and Janelle Wolek, APRN, deliver comprehensive pediatric skin care for infants, children, and teens. See why Chaffee County’s parents turn to Salida Dermatology for their children’s skin care needs. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Pediatric dermatology focuses on skin conditions that frequently affect infants, children, adolescents, and teenagers.
Children have thinner, more fragile skin than adults. Their immune systems are also underdeveloped, leaving them vulnerable to infections, rashes, and other health concerns that can damage the skin. Many children play sports and engage in activities that can injure their skin or spread contagious viruses and infections to others.
At Salida Dermatology, the pediatric specialists diagnose and treat skin concerns in children. They can develop individualized care plans to ensure every child feels comfortable in their skin.
Children are susceptible to a range of skin concerns that can impact the health and appearance of their skin. Some of the most common skin conditions that affect children include:
While these skin concerns can be frustrating for children and their caregivers, proper treatment can relieve uncomfortable symptoms and manage these conditions.
If your child has signs of skin conditions, such as redness, dry skin, or slow-healing sores, schedule a comprehensive evaluation with the expert dermatology specialists at Salida Dermatology.
The providers perform thorough skin checks to determine the underlying cause of your child’s symptoms. Tests they may recommend include:
If your child shows signs of skin allergies, their dermatology provider may recommend eliminating certain foods or products for testing. Multiple tests are often necessary to diagnose skin concerns.
Consistent sun protection is one of the simplest ways to prevent damage to your child’s skin. Acquiring sunburns before age 20 increases a child’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life. You can help protect your child’s skin from sun damage by:
You should also avoid harsh fragrances and irritating chemical products. Your provider can also show you how to check for ticks if your child regularly plays outside.
Call Salida Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about pediatric skin care.