7 Common Pediatric Skin Conditions Parents Should Know

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There are many common pediatric skin conditions that pediatric dermatologists are trained to diagnose and manage in infants and children.  This includes eczema, rashes, skin bumps and growths, and skin infections.  There are seven very common pediatric skin conditions for parents to be aware of so that their child can get the proper diagnosis and treatment from board-certified pediatric dermatologists.

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Lichen Planus: Definition and Diagnosis

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Lichen planus is a relatively common disease that affects the skin and/or the inside of the mouth, resulting in distinctive skin or oral lesions. This disease often appears on the wrist; and it can also affect the scalp and nails. It’s important to note that lichen planus itself is not an infectious disease, so it cannot be passed from one person to another by any means. It is also not a type of cancer.

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Molluscum Contagiosum: Symptoms, Causes, and More

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Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease caused by a virus. As the name implies, it is a contagious disease which can spread easily from person to person. Usually the only sign of molluscum is pink or flesh-colored bumps that can appear anywhere on the skin. Most people get about 10 to 20 bumps on their skin, but if a person has a weakened immune system, more bumps often appear.

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Microneedling: A Safe and Effective Way to Improve the Texture of the Skin

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What exactly is microneedling, and is it safe? Microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that is used to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pore size. It can be used effectively in most body locations including for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, as well as thin skin of the hands and neck. Overall, it helps to improve the texture of the skin. With an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, microneedling is a safe and effective treatment.

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Impetigo: What is it and is it Contagious?

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Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection that causes yellow crusting, red sores, and fluid-filled blisters usually on the face, neck, and hands. It is often seen in children and athletes (especially in contact sports), or in people with skin conditions that cause breaks in the skin. Impetigo is very contagious and can spread quickly on the skin.

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What is Psoriasis and How Can it be Controlled?

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Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease that generally appears as patches of raised red skin covered by a flaky white buildup. More than 4.5 million adults in the United States have some type of psoriasis. In general, the condition is frequently found on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back. Certain types of psoriasis may also have a bumpy appearance and cause intense itching and burning. Psoriasis comes in different forms and varying levels of severity.

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Vujevich Dermatology Voted Best Dermatologists in Pittsburgh South!

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Thank you for making it official! The Vujevich Dermatology team is among the best dermatologists in Pittsburgh. Vujevich Dermatology Associates was voted a 2018 Pittsburgh Fan Favorite in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. We won first place in skin centers in Pittsburgh South and are so grateful for our patients and fans for helping us becomes one of this year’s winners.

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