Pediatric Dermatology

If your child is experiencing a rash, an allergic reaction, acne, eczema or another dermatologic condition, Trivedi Skin Clinic’s experienced pediatric dermatology team can provide comprehensive care and put children at ease. Sunil Trivedi a pediatric dermatologists recognize the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents with pediatric and congenital skin conditions. At Trivedi Skin Clinic, we have vast experience in diagnosing, treating and preventing common and rare skin conditions in children.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is vitiligo? How common is it in children? Can it be treated safely?

Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to appear on the skin. It is common in children and adults and occurs when the immune system attacks the cells that make skin pigment (melanocytes). It can occur anywhere on the skin but is most frequently seen on the eyelids, elbows, knees, hands, feet, and genitals. Vitiligo can affect a few small spots or most of the pigment on the body.

2. Should tweens be treated for mild acne?

Acne is a common problem for pre-teens, teenagers and adults. It is a condition caused by teenagers’ normal hormonal changes. If mild, it does not have to be treated. If more severe or bothersome to the patient, there are many good treatments for acne.

3. Are skin problems often triggered by allergies, etc.?

There certainly are a number of skin problems that are triggered by allergies, such as poison ivy rashes which are very, very common in the spring and summer.

4. My newborn has really dry skin what causes this and what can I do?

Dry skin has a number of causes. In the immediate newborn period, it can be seen in post-mature babies. It is important to distinguish dry skin from eczema, and severe cases of dry skin should be evaluated by a physician. For mild dry skin, it is important to limit exposure to soaps and to frequently apply bland thick moisturizers such as Vaseline, Eucerin, Vanicreme, or Aquaphilic.