Pediatric Dermatology

When Should Birthmarks Be Removed?

Birthmarks are a common occurrence. Most commonly, a concentration of extra pigment or blood vessels causes a noticeable mark on a newborn’s skin. “There are many ways these marks can present, including moles, port wine stains and hemangiomas, as well as café-au-lait spots,” shares Emily Johnston, physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. While birthmarks are typically harmless, small, and easy to live with, Continue reading

You’re Faithful About Using Sunscreen — But Are You Using it Correctly?

Much has been written over the past few decades about the dangers of exposing your skin to the sun’s rays without protecting it with sunscreen. We’re urged over and over again to make sunscreen part of our daily skin care regimen, and with good reason. “The rate of new melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among adults in the Continue reading

Lichen Nitidus: Tiny Bumps on the Skin

Lichen Nitidus is a bumpy rash that typically develops in children and young adults, but it can affect anyone. It’s not known what causes it, but luckily it isn’t harmful. “It appears as clusters of bumps or papules which are smaller than a pinhead. They tend to be flat-topped and round, and usually the same color as your skin, although Continue reading

Is your School’s Sunscreen Policy Affecting your Child’s Health?

Every day we are learning more and more about the effects of the sun on our skin. Not only can the sun cause premature aging, but it can lead to skin cancer as well. The more often we are subjected to skin issues, like sunburns, the more likely we will develop skin cancer. This is one reason why protecting the Continue reading

Top Five Ways To Keep Your Infant, Baby or Toddler Safe In the Sun

Every parent wants to protect their child as much as they possibly can. While we are quite aware of how to shield ourselves from the sun, it’s not often as clear what can we offer our children so that they can enjoy the outdoors without worry. Buy a Pair of Sunglasses UV rays can be extremely harmful to children’s eyes. Long term Continue reading

How to Know When Redness, Spots, and Discoloration is Pityriasis Alba

  Skin can change its color and appearance for a number of reasons. When the skin develops red, scaly patches that leave the skin a lighter color, that condition could be pityriasis alba. “Pityriasis alba is actually a relatively common and benign condition that can usually be addressed with relatively straightforward measures,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Continue reading

What is Impetigo?

What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection which spreads after entering the skin through a cut or scrape. It is most common in children aged 2-to-6 years. Patients with eczema or itchy skin can often develop impetigo from scratching their skin. Children who play contact sports such as wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of their age. What Does Continue reading

Learn How A Dermatologist Can Help You!

Too often, people suffer from common problems such as acne, hair issues, or issues with their nails. But more often than you think, the solution is actually easier than you think. Keep reading to learn how a Dermatologist can help you. A dermatologist is a doctor whose expertise is in the field of skin, hair, and nails. These professionals can treat a wide Continue reading

Is Atopic Dermatitis Related to Diet?

If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, it can not only be painful but also frustrating. Often times, it’s hard to fully understand why your skin is behaving in the manner that it is, making it all the more important to make connections and ask the right questions. “We always ask about common triggers, new soaps, perfumes, changes in the weather,” Continue reading

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