When your child has a skin condition that’s causing distress for both of you, it’s important to have a dermatology expert to whom you can reach out. Robert Skaggs, MD, FAAD, at the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center in Bowling Green and Franklin, Kentucky, has experience with pediatric dermatology conditions of all types, including eczema, diaper rashes, skin growths, infantile hemangiomas, and much more. When your child has a skin, hair, or nail issue, reach out to Dr. Skaggs for compassionate help by calling the office nearest you.
Pediatric dermatology treatment at the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center includes care for any condition or issue affecting your child’s skin, nails, or hair.
Many parents are surprised to learn how common moles, other skin growths, and birthmarks like infantile hemangiomas can be in babies and young children. Fortunately, these issues are typically easy to treat effectively with help from your child’s skilled dermatologist, Dr. Skaggs.
If your child’s suffering from severe diaper rash that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter treatments, Dr. Skaggs can help.
The first step in resolving diaper rash is clean and dry skin. Dr. Skaggs could also prescribe topical hydrocortisone cream to encourage healing.
If your baby has a fungal or bacterial infection, Dr. Skaggs can prescribe antibacterial or antifungal cream. Dr. Skaggs tailors treatment for your baby, making sure that it’s the most gentle solution possible.
Infantile hemangiomas are birthmarks made of blood vessels. In many cases, they go away without treatment.
Dr. Skaggs can also treat stubborn infantile hemangiomas if they’re causing problems for your child. Options can include beta blockers, laser surgery, or other types of removal.
Eczema, which causes an itchy raised rash, is a common childhood issue. Dr. Skaggs can treat eczema with a variety of effective approaches including topical corticosteroids, oral antihistamines for itching, and antibiotics if your child develops an infection due to eczema. Additionally, Dr. Skaggs can recommend lifestyle changes like using mild soaps, patting skin dry after baths, and trimming your child’s fingernails short.
Usually, moles in children aren’t a cause for serious worry. However, it’s always best to have Dr. Skaggs check out new moles and moles that change in appearance.
Although only about 1% of new melanoma cases occur in children, it’s still a potential danger. When skin cancer is diagnosed early, it’s treatable and has a 99%-plus survival rate.
Call the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center to book your child’s appointment today.