Pediatric Dermatology

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Quincy, Plymouth and South Shore

Children have different needs from adults. This is true for emotional, physical, and medical situations. Visiting with a dermatologist who is educated and experience in pediatric skin conditions is important to get the best level of care for your child. The same skin disease can vary greatly between children and adults. In order for your child to receive the most accurate diagnosis and treatment, bring him or her to Dr. Reed at DermASAP.

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Some of the most common skin disorders such as eczema and acne have different treatment plans for children. Dr. Reed specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions in children.

Some common conditions that may be treated at DermASAP include:

  • Warts
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Molluscum contagiosa
  • Acne

Warts and molluscum contagiosum are both viral infections. Types of treatment depend on the age of the child and the location of the warts or bumps. They may include cryotherapy, topical creams, or excision/curettage.

Atopic Dermatitis, or eczema, is another common condition that we treat in children. Its symptoms include dry, itchy, inflamed areas of skin. Eczema occurs in up to 20 percent of children and can affect babies all the way through adolescents. Treatment will be based on the age of the child along with the location and size of the rash. Some options for treatment include steroid creams, antibiotics, corticosteroids, and antihistamines.

Acne is very common in children and usually appears on the face, chest, or back. In addition, the physical aspects of acne, it can also take a toll on self-esteem. The good news is that with the proper medication, a dermatologist can help children manage the condition. Acne treatment plans are different for each individual, allowing a plan that is unique for each child’s skin type and lifestyle.

Dr. Reed of DermASAP in Boston is excited to provide pediatric dermatology. He understands that parents may have concerns regarding their child’s skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists who are well trained and experienced in providing care for adults understand that children cannot always be treated in the same manner. Not every approach used to address dermatological problems for adults is the best solution for a child. Dr. Reed works with parents to determine the best course of action for a child’s condition and find out what methodology is best for managing it. Pediatric dermatologists are also committed to ensuring the visit is comfortable, relaxing, and positive to put children at ease when visiting a medical professional such as Dr. Reed.

At DermASAP, we see a variety of pediatric conditions, which may include skin disorders such as acne, rashes, psoriasis, and eczema. We also treat birthmarks, port wine stains, moles, and skin tags. Skin infections and fungal infections, such as impetigo, can also be treated by Dr. Reed. Additionally, any moles or unusual changes in the skin should be monitored, although skin cancer is very rare in young children. Screenings are important for patients of all ages.

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Dermatologists who provide pediatric care often have extensive training outside of the degree necessary to become a board-certified dermatologist. Pediatric dermatologists are experienced in providing care for children and even infants when the need arises. Dr. Reed has extensive education that allows him to care for even the youngest of patients in a way that is thorough and effective when providing quality, comprehensive treatments.

Dr. Reed and the experienced team at DermASAP pride themselves in offering a wide variety of services to not just adults, but children. Parents who are concerned about a skin, hair, or nail condition that their children are experiencing, can schedule an appointment today and have these concerns addressed by a quality dermatologist in the Boston area. The doctor is Harvard-trained and has years of experience helping patients in his community improve the health and wellbeing of their bodies.