What does the children's dermatologist do?
A children's dermatologist can perform a wide variety of functions. First of all, he deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail diseases. But in addition, this specialist is involved in the complex diagnosis of a number of other diseases that can indirectly cause certain manifestations on the skin. A children's dermatologist will help determine the causes of various types of rash, recommend the necessary examination procedures to identify the exact causes of the disease.
In addition, the children's dermatologist is engaged in the prevention of various diseases. It is he who will help to select competently the child various creams from sunburn, choose a suitable shampoo and skin care products. It is to the children's dermatologist that you should address questions about the quality, composition and design features of children's clothing. The latter is now especially relevant. Despite the huge variety of children's bed and clothes, which attracts colorful patterns and original design, it is important to understand that the dyes can have a very serious pathogenic effect on the baby and damage not only his skin, but also through skin damage enter the body and weighed the condition of the internal bodies. Therefore, the conclusions of the children's dermatologist regarding the quality of certain children's products, which can include not only clothing and bedding, but also toys, utensils, personal hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, basts and towels, deserve very close attention.
A child's dermatologist can conduct not only an abstract analysis, but also subject to detailed study the subjects with which the child contacts to identify harmful substances or parasites in them.
A pediatric dermatologist can give a qualitative consultation on almost any issues of contact of the child with the external environment.
What diseases are treated by a children's dermatologist?
A pediatric dermatologist can potentially treat the same diseases as representatives of other specializations in dermatology. It can be dermatitis of various severity and different origin, acne and acne. In addition, it is the dermatologist who will deal with such problems as human papillomavirus, herpes, molluscum contagiosum, as well as all diseases that appear under the action of these pathogens. Also, the dermatologist is engaged in such a relevant disease today, as fungal lesions of the skin and nails. To the list of diseases that the dermatologist treats, you can also add such known as vitiligo, seborrhea, lichen (various forms), demodecosis, pediculosis, candidiasis.
But it should be taken into account that it is the children's dermatologist who, in most cases, does not face the whole spectrum of diseases. For children, problems such as pediculosis, lichen, and allergies are often topical. For older children, such diseases as acne, demodicosis, the appearance of human papillomavirus and herpes, fungal infections of the skin and nails of the legs can become actual. For very young children, a trip to a children's dermatologist can be associated with candida of the oral cavity, atopic or allergic dermatitis, any problems with the baby's skin that cause concern for parents and the pediatrician.
In any case, a children's dermatologist can help in case of a variety of problems and with skin and hair. There are quite rare diseases, and it is the children's dermatologist who can most accurately and in detail make the diagnosis of the situation.