Common Irritants and Allergens to Children’s Sensitive Skin

Chronic skin conditions can impact a child’s wellbeing, school performance, sleep and mental health. If a skin reaction seems to occur or worsen after a child comes in contact with certain clothing, pets, plants, cosmetics or substances, it may be contact dermatitis. Special considerations for young skin One of the main functions of the skin […]

Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatological symptoms of the disease were rarely reported until dermatologists became involved in the triage of patients thereby revealing a wide spectrum of cutaneous symptoms, such as urticaria, mottling, and purpura. These were initially reported in adult patients as children infected with COVID-19 tended to be asymptomatic or […]

Pediatric Dermatology: Treating Pediatric Patients of Color 

With children of color, or individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types III to VI, representing a large portion of the pediatric population, it is critical for healthcare professionals to be aware of and recognize the unique clinical presentations and challenges affecting this growing demographic. Although the majority of dermatologic disorders can occur in patients of all […]

Understanding Neonatal Acne

While acne is most often associated with and prevalent in adolescents, the cutaneous condition can occur in patients of all ages. Recently, cases of adult acne have spiked in light of heightened population stress levels while the clinical phenomenon of acne in babies has recently garnered attention. Occurring in approximately 20% of newborns, neonatal acne, also […]

Keeping Kids Safe in the Sun

In order to effectively care for toddlers and small children at the beach—or any location with strong UV rays—it is critical to know sun-safe preventive care routines. While skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, most cases are preventable if skin cancer risk factors are addressed, including inadequate sun protection. […]

Meeting Highlights – Day 1: Thursday, March 1, 2018

The first day of the 2018 South Beach Symposium kicked off with two special programs in the morning: the Superficial Radiation Therapy and the Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium. The late afternoon included sessions on the diagnosis, management and treatment of skin cancer as well as a special session on anti-aging for the dermatologist. Masters of […]

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric dermatology is a somewhat young sub-specialty, and although it has been growing in popularity in the past several years, there is still a shortage of providers. According to an article in Dermatology Times, a combination of factors contribute to this longstanding shortage of pediatric dermatologists including a newer system for certification, lower pay, and […]