Pediatric dermatology is a focused and specialized branch of dermatology focusing on childhood skin disorders from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dermatologists in this particular field have received specialized training following their post graduation in dermatology for at least a period of 1 year. This field differs from general dermatology since the challenges faced are different ranging from inability of the patient to correctly specify their problems to handling them in a hospital set up. The specialists know how to examine and treat children in a way that puts them at ease. Counseling being as important as the medical therapy they are well versed with the counseling skills to make the parents understand in a simple way regarding the nature of the disease, the course and what to expect with the treatment. Minor surgical procedures involving removal of warts and molluscum contagiosum are made friendly by using painless methods for removal and talk-anesthesia! We also employ the latest treatments and technologies to care for a wide variety of skin, hair, and nail conditions vascular and pigmented birthmarks.
Common skin disorders that we come across in pediatric dermatology practice includes:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Infections and infestations
- Hives/ urticaria
- Congenital skin disorders
- Prescription treatment for skin disease
- Childhood psoriasis
- Minor surgical procedures
We at Cutis provide holistic care for pediatric dermatology patients not only in the form of medications to cure the disease but also in the form of counselling to the patients caregivers which also forms one of the corner stones of therapy. Group counselling in cases of atopic dermatitis and other chronic skin disorders not only help individual patients but also help the various affected families in sharing and discussing their difficulties and experiences with the condition. Wherever needed a multi disciplinary team comprising of pediatrician, neurologist, dietician, endocrinologist involvement is encouraged for the maximum therapeutic outcome in the patient. Special collaboration for genetic testing in cases of genetic disorders is also made available based on the nature and specificity of the disease.
Thorough maintenance of records, medications, apt counselling and a compassionate approach helps in delivering the best possible skin care to the tiny tots!