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Pediatric Skin Conditions


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There is a wide range of skin conditions that affect children. The experts at University of Miami Health System are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating pediatric skin conditions. Some of the most common conditions we treat are:

  • Acne
  • Allergy
  • Diaper dermatitis (diaper rash)
  • Eczema (group of conditions that cause skin to be red, itchy, and inflamed)
  • Warts

While symptoms of pediatric skin conditions vary according to the specific condition your child has, some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Blister-like patches of skin that may ooze when itched
  • Bright red, swollen skin
  • Bumps on the skin
  • Itching skin
  • Red, scaly rash


Topical Creams or Ointments
Your child’s dermatologist may recommend an over-the-counter cream or ointment — or prescribe a prescription cream — that you need to apply directly to the affected skin at regular intervals. You may need to apply the cream at bedtime to help prevent your child from touching the medication.

If an allergen or other irritant has caused your child’s skin condition, avoiding the trigger as much as possible is advised.

Antihistamine Medication
Your child’s dermatologist may recommend that they take an oral (by mouth) antihistamine medication to help control the itching during the treatment period.

Antibiotic Medication
If your child’s skin condition (such as warts) is caused by an infection, the dermatologist may prescribe an antibiotic medication to clear up the infection.


Physical Exam
Through a medical examination of your child’s skin, as well as a thorough review of their health history, we can accurately diagnose the skin condition.

Why Choose UHealth?

World-class leaders in skin care treatment. University of Miami Health System is recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in caring for conditions and disorders of the skin. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide superior, personalized treatments for children with skin conditions.

Compassionate care in an academic medical center. . Regardless of your child’s age, condition, or whether they need long-term or short-term skin treatments, you will benefit from the state-of-the-art technology and latest medical advancements developed by our researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Your child will receive the most accurate diagnosis and a detailed plan to keep them healthy.

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