Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

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Access Dermatology Clinic

Dermatologists located in Franklin & Glasgow, KY & Gallatin, TN

Pediatric dermatology care at Access Dermatology Clinic, located in Franklin and Glasgow, Kentucky, and Gallatin, Tennessee, prioritizes your child’s unique skin, hair, and nail needs. Board-certified providers James Allred, MD, FAAD, and Sherelen Hodges, APRN, DCNP, have extensive experience diagnosing and managing conditions ranging from infections to warts and eczema. Call the office nearest to you or book your child’s appointment through online scheduling.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is dermatological care for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Like adults, children may develop skin, nail, and hair conditions that cause appearance changes, discomfort, and other issues. 

Access Dermatology Clinic offers personalized care for children, from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and skin condition management. 

What types of problems does pediatric dermatology treat?

The pediatric dermatology specialists at Access Dermatology Clinic diagnose and treat a full range of skin conditions in children, including:

  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Chickenpox
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Fifth disease
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Heat rash
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Infections (bacterial and fungal)
  • Molloscum contagiosum
  • Poison ivy and poison oak
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

The team also treats nail and hair disorders in children to cover the full spectrum of pediatric dermatological needs. 

When should I schedule a pediatric dermatology evaluation for my child?

Some issues tend to fade quickly, like bug bites. But, other issues are more persistent and could represent a serious problem requiring attention. Watch your child for issues, such as:

  • Skin bumps
  • Raw skin
  • Rashes 
  • Itchy skin
  • Inflamed red skin
  • Oozing or open sores
  • Scaly or flaky skin
  • Warts
  • New moles or changing mole appearance

If your child has any new symptoms or signs that concern you — even if the problem is sporadic and not currently obvious — contact Access Dermatology Clinic to arrange an evaluation soon.

How does pediatric dermatology diagnosis work?

The team expertly evaluates your child's condition with a gentle physical exam and a complete review of their symptoms. 

They understand that some kids may have difficulty in communicating their symptoms, so Access Dermatology Clinic works closely with you to better understand your child's situation and needs. 

In some cases, your child might need some tests. Testing is generally noninvasive and easy, like a quick swab or skin scraping to collect a few cells for analysis.

What type of pediatric dermatology treatments might my child need?

The Access Dermatology Clinic team may recommend a few different treatments to ease your child's symptoms and prevent lasting issues. 

That may include lifestyle changes, such as avoiding triggers, changing soaps and detergents, lukewarm baths, and other situation-specific changes. Your child may need topical treatments, like ointments, creams, or oral medications, like antibiotics. 

In certain instances, such as moles that cause intense irritation, the team may recommend an in-office mole removal procedure. 

For help with all of your child's pediatric dermatology needs, call Access Dermatology Clinic or book an appointment online.