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Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions services offered in Missouri City, TX

If your child has eczema, acne, or other skin conditions and it affects their quality of life and confidence, they may need professional skin care. At Sugar Land Pediatrics in Missouri City, Texas, board-certified pediatrician Senait Adebo, MD, FAAP, diagnoses and treats an array of skin issues to improve the health and appearance of your child’s skin. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about skin conditions.

Skin Conditions Q&A

What are skin conditions?

Skin conditions are medical issues that cause changes in the way the skin looks and feels. Skin problems, like hormonal acne and rashes, are common in children and teenagers. 

Sometimes, skin issues are nothing more than a simple nuisance, while in other cases, they can indicate a more serious problem requiring treatment.

What are the common skin conditions in kids and teenagers?

Some of the common skin issues your child may encounter include:

  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Ance
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Eczema 
  • Warts
  • Rashes
  • Cradle cap
  • Chicken pox
  • Measles
  • Birthmarks
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Burns
  • Childhood melanoma

If you have concerns about your child’s skin or they develop bothersome symptoms that affect their self-esteem, schedule a skin evaluation at Sugar Land Pediatrics.

Who is at risk of skin conditions?

Skin conditions are common in children, but the cause isn’t always known. Allergic reactions are risk factors for developing rashes and warts. However, there may be a variety of reasons for your child’s specific skin condition. 

Moles and sunburn sometimes result because of unprotected sun exposure, and Athlete’s foot can appear due to walking barefoot in community areas. Acne is another skin condition that often develops because of genetic factors or hormone fluctuations that often occur during adolescence. 

Finding the root cause of skin conditions and treating them can reduce your child’s risk of infection and help them gain confidence. 

How does my child’s pediatrician diagnose skin conditions?

To find the cause of new or unusual symptoms within your child’s skin, Dr. Adebo examines the skin and reviews their medical history. She asks questions about their symptoms and medications. Your child sometimes needs a skin biopsy, blood test, nasal or throat swab, or another diagnostic test, depending on their unique situation.

How are skin conditions treated?

The best treatment for skin conditions in kids depends on their treatment preferences and the type of skin issue. Dr. Adebo may suggest oral or topical medicines, allergy treatments, watchful waiting, or home remedies like rest and fluids. 

Dr. Adebo can remove warts, moles, or other skin imperfections and may refer you to a dermatologist if your child has a complex skin problem. She tailors each treatment plan and follows up with you to make sure it works effectively. 

If your child develops symptoms of skin conditions, call Sugar Land Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.