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Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology services offered in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, FL

Pediatric dermatology diagnoses and treats a wide variety of disorders affecting young people’s skin, hair, and nails. Associates in Dermatology, which has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida, has experienced, board-certified pediatric dermatologists who excel at helping infants, young children, and adolescents overcome or manage their conditions. Call your nearest Associates in Dermatology office today to learn more about pediatric dermatology, or use the online booking form to schedule a consultation.

What is pediatric dermatology?  

Pediatric dermatology focuses on children’s skin, hair, and nails, diagnosing and treating conditions that affect young people from birth until they reach adulthood.

Children of all ages benefit from visiting Associates in Dermatology in addition to their routine pediatric care. The expert team specializes in disorders affecting this age group and has the skills to communicate effectively with children, who can’t always explain their symptoms clearly.

What conditions might require pediatric dermatology visits?

Associates in Dermatology cares for a wide variety of pediatric skin conditions, including:


Acne causes painful, unsightly pimples that typically appear during adolescence.

Hemangiomas and vascular malformations

Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are birthmarks caused by abnormal blood vessel growth, such as red or purple port wine stains. They’re the most common benign (noncancerous) skin growths.

Pigmented birthmarks

Pigmented birthmarks are different colors to your child’s natural skin.


Eczema is a chronic skin condition that typically develops in childhood. It causes reddened skin patches that become scaly, crusty, flaky, and itchy.


Psoriasis causes a skin cell overgrowth that results in plaque formation — thick layers of silvery skin.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis rashes develop as a reaction to something your child touches, such as plant sap or latex.


Vitiligo causes loss of skin pigmentation, creating whitened patches.

Diaper rash and cradle cap

Diaper rash develops when fungi or bacteria on a baby’s skin multiply, causing a sore, red rash. Cradle cap (infant seborrheic dermatitis) causes yellow scaly patches on an infant’s scalp when the sebaceous glands overproduce natural oils.


Hives are raised red bumps that form a rash after your child’s skin touches something like poison ivy.


Warts are small, hard growths that most commonly affect the hands and feet.

Childhood infections that cause skin problems include:

  • Fifth disease
  • Roseola
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Scarlet fever
  • Impetigo
  • Ringworm

The Associates in Dermatology team excels at identifying these and other pediatric dermatology problems, ensuring your child receives the most effective treatment.

What treatments might my pediatric dermatologist use?

Pediatric dermatology treatments that Associates in Dermatology offers include:

  • Antifungal, antibiotic, and other medications
  • Medicated creams and ointments
  • Moisturizers
  • Laser treatment for vascular birthmarks
  • Surgical skin lesion removal

Your child’s treatment varies depending on their condition and how badly it affects them.

Call Associates in Dermatology to discuss any worries concerning your child’s skin, or book an appointment online today.