Pediatric Dermatology Specialist

Integrated Dermatology Of Tidewater

Dermatologists located in Norfolk, VA

Many chronic skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, develop during childhood. Pediatric dermatology is a specialty area of dermatology that provides care for children and teens with skin conditions. Board-certified dermatologist Jonathan Schreiber, MD, PhD, at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater in Norfolk, Virginia, specializes in pediatric dermatology. He can diagnose and treat your child’s skin condition to alleviate discomfort and improve skin health. Call the office, or request an appointment through the website today.

Pediatric Dermatology Q & A

What is pediatric dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is a specialized area of dermatology. 

Like adults, infants, children, and teens may develop a skin condition that requires dermatological intervention. However, dermatology assessments and treatment for the pediatric population differ from adults. 

Dr. Schrieber is an experienced dermatologist who has additional training in pediatric dermatology. His pediatric training gives him the skills and knowledge needed to properly diagnose and treat pediatric dermatology issues. 

What conditions can pediatric dermatology treat?

At Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, Dr. Schreiber treats many skin conditions. Common skin conditions that affect children and teens include:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Birthmarks
  • Hemangiomas
  • Warts
  • Nail dystrophy
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Boils
  • Cellulitis

Some of these conditions may be acute and resolve quickly with the right care. However, some skin conditions that affect children are chronic and benefit from ongoing pediatric dermatology management. 

What happens during a pediatric dermatology consultation?

When you visit Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater for a pediatric dermatology consultation, you can expect a patient-centered evaluation. Dr. Schreiber knows his younger patients aren’t little adults, and he treats your child with kindness and compassion.

During your pediatric dermatology consultation, Dr. Schreiber asks detailed questions about the skin condition, including symptoms and when it started. He also reviews your child’s medical history, as well as your family history. 

He examines the skin condition and may request additional testing, such as blood work or a biopsy, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

What are pediatric dermatology treatments?

Pediatric dermatology encompasses a wide range of conditions, and Dr. Schreiber develops individualized treatment plans based on diagnosis, severity of the condition, and your and your child’s personal preferences.

Treatment may include oral or topical medication, as well as lifestyle changes such as using soaps and detergents free of perfumes, dyes, and other skin-irritating chemicals.  

In some cases, Dr. Schreiber may perform minor procedures to treat the skin condition, such as excision of a wart or laser treatment for a birthmark.

Dr. Schreiber may schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your child’s skin issue and adjust treatment as needed. For chronic skin conditions, it may take some time to find the right combination of treatments to alleviate symptoms. 

For compassionate pediatric dermatology care from a patient-centered practice, call Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, or book an appointment through the website today.