Dermatologists are specialists in all skin disorders including eczema, warts, molluscum, vascular lesions and rashes. Children with a rash pose an extra level of difficulty as they often cannot communicate their symptoms well.
Early review by a Dermatologist may help with early diagnosis.
Exanthems are wide spread rashes with associated systemic symptoms. They are often related to viral infections.
Some examples include:
Birthmarks refer to lesions that are present at or soon after birth, they are also referred to as congenital naevi.
These lesions tend to grow with the patient.
They may be of different cell types eg pigmented melanocytic lesions, vascular (blood vessels) and Connective tissues. They may be located on the surface of the skin or within the deeper layers.
Vascular lesions in children should be reviewed as soon as possible as early treatment can reduce the overall growth of the lesions or bring on early resolution
Warts and Molluscum are common in childhood skin complaints.
Both are the result of viral infection.
Spontaneous resolution (without treatment) occurs in most cases however resistant cases may be referred to a Dermatologist for treatment.
Treatments for warts include :
Your Dermatologist will discuss the above options and customise the treatment to suit your circumstances.
Wart and Molluscum treatments require frequent review and application of medication. Our trained nurses and supporting doctors may do this as part of your Dermatologist’s treatment plan.