Conditions We Treat
Conditions commonly diagnosed in our department include:
- Atopic dermatitis: A long-term skin condition that causes dry, itchy skin. It’s a very common condition in babies and children. It usually appears in infants around 3 to 6 months old.
- Hemangioma: Growths of blood vessels that are also called birthmarks. They often aren't seen at birth, though, usually forming in the first few weeks of life.
- Lupus: Many women with lupus give birth to healthy children. The key to a successful pregnancy is knowing how lupus affects your body.
- Pityriasis rosea: A mild, common rash. It causes the skin to become scaly, pink and inflamed. The rash can last from one to three months and usually leaves no lasting marks. This rash is not contagious.
- Scabies: An infestation of tiny bugs called mites on the skin. It causes a small red rash and intense itching. This infection is very contagious. It often spreads from child to child while children are sleeping together in the same bed or have close personal contact.
- Seborrhea: Cradle cap (infant seborrheic dermatitis) is scaly patches on a baby's scalp. Cradle cap isn’t serious, but it can cause thick crusting and white or yellow scales. Some babies can also have seborrheic dermatitis in the diaper area and on the face, neck and trunk. Cradle cap usually clears up within the first year.
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