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Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in the greater Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY area

If your child or teenager develops skin abnormalities and needs symptom relief, rely on NY Partners Dermatology in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Board-certified dermatologist Sarah Siu, MD, and her team offer comprehensive pediatric dermatology solutions that promote healthy, beautiful skin free from imperfections. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today.

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology at NY Partners Dermatology consists of medical care for skin conditions in children and teenagers aged 12 and older. Such services include evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment of skin concerns many young patients face at some point. The dermatologists specialize in treating infections and skin diseases to reduce the risk of complications. 

Which issues does pediatric dermatology address?

Skin conditions the pediatric dermatology team at NY Partners Dermatology commonly treats include:

  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin infections
  • Scarring 
  • Dermatitis
  • Hives
  • Ringworm
  • Warts
  • Abnormal moles
  • Birthmarks
  • Dry skin
  • Molluscum contagiosum (sometimes called water warts)

Symptoms of dermatology issues include red spots, raised bumps or lumps, dry or scaly skin patches, rough skin, itching, and irritation.

What happens during pediatric dermatology visits?

During pediatric appointments at NY Partners Dermatology, the team often completes the following:

Vital signs check

Your child’s dermatology specialist evaluates their blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse, temperature, or other vital signs.

Medical history review

The NY Partners Dermatology team discusses your child’s medical history, including past diagnoses, medications, symptoms, lifestyle habits, family history of skin issues, and more. They address the reason for your child’s pediatric dermatology appointment.

Physical exam

A dermatology specialist examines your child’s skin for signs of infection, disease, illness, or signs of an allergic reaction. They may use a magnifying glass. 

Diagnostic testing

Your provider may recommend tests, including skin scrapings, biopsies, blood tests, tissue swabs, allergy testing, or other diagnostic testing.

Treatment 

Your child may be a candidate for pediatric dermatology treatments like oral medicines, topical medications, injections, lifestyle changes, or avoiding allergens and irritating skin care products. NY Partners Dermatology offers minor procedures to remove warts, moles, or other irregularities. 

How often should I schedule pediatric dermatology appointments?

The NY Partners Dermatology team lets you know when to schedule your child’s next pediatric dermatology appointment based on the condition of their skin, medical history, and diagnosis. Follow up with their specialist as directed and call the office if your child or teen develops new, unusual, or irritating symptoms.

Schedule a pediatric dermatology exam at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today to get screened or treated for skin conditions.