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Pediatric Dermatology

Advantage Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology serving Jacksonville, FL, Neptune Beach, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL

Children are susceptible to a number of skin conditions that require professional dermatological care. At the office of Advantage Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Oliver Perez, MD, provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for young patients. Call the Neptune Beach or Jacksonville, Florida, office today if you need pediatric dermatology care for issues like eczema, infections, baby acne, and other skin disorders. You can also use the online tool to set up an appointment.

Pediatric Dermatology Q&A

Does my child need a pediatric dermatology specialist?

As a specialist in pediatric dermatology, Dr. Perez is skilled at helping young patients — from newborns through adolescents — achieve healthy skin. He is familiar with skin conditions that frequently affect children and understands how to manage them in smaller bodies with more delicate skin and immune systems.

What types of conditions does pediatric dermatology address?

A pediatric dermatologist provides treatment for a wide variety of skin concerns in children and teens, including:

  • Warts
  • Scarlet fever
  • Eczema
  • Diaper rash
  • Skin infections
  • Fifth disease
  • Scarlet fever
  • Impetigo
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Ringworm
  • Folliculitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cold sores 
  • Chicken pox rash
  • Inherited skin disorders
  • Acne and baby acne
  • Molluscum contagiosum, or poxvirus

If your child has skin allergies, unexplained rashes, or other unusual skin symptoms, Dr. Perez is ready to help with diagnosis and treatment. He also has experience with rarer conditions that may occur in children, like vascular disorders and skin cancer. 

What are pediatric dermatology treatments?

Treatment depends on your child’s diagnosis. Dr. Perez may offer conservative options first, like avoiding allergy and rash triggers, bath soaks and mild hydrating lotions and over-the-counter topical or oral medications.

The doctor may also prescribe topical or oral medications. He may have your child undergo minor surgical procedures for the removal of bothersome cysts or warts. Laser or light therapy can be part of treatment for psoriasis, acne, and irregular skin tone.

Why should I seek out a pediatric dermatologist?

Children’s skin and dermatological conditions differ from adults', so they require specialized care. Certain conditions, like psoriasis, sometimes present differently in children than they do in adults. Children aren’t always able to explain their symptoms or conditions, so their treatment requires extra attention and astute evaluation.

Dr. Perez knows how to treat children and make them feel at ease. He also knows how to dose medications for smaller bodies. Specialized equipment at Advantage Dermatology is also appropriately sized for children. 

If you need a dermatologist who specializes in children, contact Advantage Dermatology today. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your child’s appointment.