Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

Texas Skin Center

Dermatology Clinic located in Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

Due to sensitivity, germs, and other factors, skin conditions like viral rashes, eczema, and chickenpox are particularly common in children. At Texas Skin Center in Pearland, Texas, pediatric dermatologist Edward Prodanovic, MD, diagnoses and treats congenital conditions, infections, and other skin conditions common in children and adolescents. To schedule your child’s pediatric dermatology appointment, call or book online today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is dedicated to diagnosing and treating skin conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. 

Kids can’t always express how they feel the way adults do, and their skin conditions can exist for a while without a diagnosis. At Texas Skin Center, Dr. Prodanovic communicates well with children to identify and meet their needs.

Like adults, children can experience an array of skin disorders, infections, and conditions that change their appearance or cause lasting irritation. Dr. Prodanovic performs a skin examination on your child and asks about any symptoms that aren’t visible. 

Once he reaches a conclusive diagnosis, Dr. Prodanovic discusses the treatment possibilities with you and your child. Often, pediatric skin conditions are treatable with ointments, creams, antibiotics, or oral medications. 

Which pediatric dermatology conditions are common?

Children are susceptible to numerous dermatological conditions that can be present from birth (congenital) or develop later in life. The most common pediatric dermatologic conditions include:

  • Vascular birthmarks
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Ringworm
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Bacterial rashes
  • Viral rashes
  • Fungal rashes
  • Allergic rashes

Some pediatric skin conditions disappear over time without treatment. Others require careful management or prescription medications to find relief. 

Children are at a higher risk for certain skin conditions due to their age and other factors. For example, babies and toddlers are prone to diaper rash. 

Additionally, children are less likely to wash their hands frequently and more likely to engage in germ-spreading behaviors, putting them at risk for certain contagious skin conditions. 

When should I book a pediatric dermatology appointment for my child?

Knowing when to book a pediatric dermatology appointment for your child can be tricky, especially because some skin symptoms are temporary and go away rapidly with no treatment. Symptoms like these can be linked to chafing from clothing, mild bug bites, and other short-lived issues.

You should consider booking your child an appointment with Dr. Prodanovic if you notice:

  • Red or white bumps
  • An itchy, painful, or irritated rash
  • Open sores or ulcers
  • Scaly or rough skin
  • Warts or other unusual growths
  • Unusual skin discoloration or flushing
  • Moles that change in color or size

In addition to visible skin features or changes, your child might experience itching or pain. Dr. Prodanovic can select a treatment to minimize their discomfort. He also educates you and your child about the condition and the treatment before he administers it.

Pediatric dermatology addresses the unique needs of children when it comes to skincare. To schedule an appointment for your child, call Texas Skin Center, or book online today.