Very often, small children also suffer from certain skin conditions. The branch of dermatology that deals with skin conditions in children is known as paediatric dermatology. Paediatric dermatologists treat various common skin conditions in children, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, warts and molluscum contagiosum.
Most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus, warts are painless skin infections that are contagious.
We can treat warts by
- cryosurgery (i.e., freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen)
- topical medications
Another virus causes the contagious skin condition molluscum contagiosum, in which the skin develops a mild rash of pink, white or skin-coloured warts. We can treat molluscum contagiosum by
- oral medicine
- chemical agents (e.g., salicylic acid, tretinoin and cantharone)
All dermatologists have received specialised training in the management of various skin conditions in children. The rooms at Kew Dermatology are light, bright and friendly and have plenty of room for prams and paediatric consultations.