Board Certified Pediatricians located in Katy, TX
When persistently itchy, inflamed skin leaves your child constantly scratching, you can find customized treatment options at Westside Pediatrics in Katy, Texas. The board-certified pediatricians are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating common pediatric skin issues, like eczema and dermatitis. The staff also offer innovative, nonsurgical solutions for acne, using Isolaz® laser technology. If your child’s skin is chronically itchy or painful, don’t delay a skin health evaluation. Call the office to schedule your skin condition consultation today.
Skin Conditions Q & A
What are common childhood skin conditions?
The skin is the largest organ of the body and susceptible to a number of conditions that affect its health, including during childhood.
Some of the most common skin conditions that affect kids of all ages include:
- Bacterial infections
- Cuts and open wounds
Some kids develop persistent skin issues due to underlying health conditions, like allergies, or because of heightened sensitivity to sunlight and other environmental factors. Many kids are at increased risk of skin problems due to a family history of chronic skin conditions.
How are skin conditions diagnosed?
The Westside Pediatrics team offers on-site diagnostic testing for a variety of acute and chronic skin conditions. Each evaluation starts with a review of your child’s personal and family medical history to determine if certain underlying health issues or genetic factors are playing a role in the skin symptoms.
In many cases, your provider can determine a diagnosis based on a visual exam of the skin. For some conditions, your doctor may request blood work or an analysis of a sample of skin or fluids present to accurately diagnose the issue.
If your child’s skin issues may be linked to allergies, your provider may also recommend allergy testing.
How are skin conditions treated?
If your child’s skin issues are the result of a bacterial infection, the Westside Pediatrics team can provide a prescription for antibiotics to clear the infection.
Treating chronic dermatitis and eczema typically involves topical medications to relieve itching and irritation. Your Westside Pediatrics provider also recommends limiting certain detergents, soaps, and other products that can dry out the skin and trigger a worsening of symptoms. Your child may also need allergy medications to prevent skin flare-ups.
If your child is affected by moderate-to-severe acne issues, the team offers innovative IsolazⓇ laser treatments.
How does Isolaz treat acne?
The Isolaz laser system is designed to treat existing acne symptoms and prevent recurrent outbreaks of acne. The technology uses broadband light and a powerful vacuum system to deeply cleanse the pores and purify them of bacteria and debris buildup that triggers the inflammation and pain of acne.
Following your child’s Isolaz treatment, their Westside Pediatrics provider applies a topical skin care product to further cleanse and protect skin health. This type of therapy provides both immediate and long-term results in clearing and preventing acne breakouts.
To learn more about Isolaz and available treatments for other skin conditions, call Westside Pediatrics today.