Expert Pediatric Skin Conditions Care

Expert Pediatric Skin Conditions Care services offered in Houston, TX

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are common throughout childhood, but it isn’t always easy to know which home treatments are right for your child. At Bread of Life Pediatrics in Houston, Texas, Ijeoma Oguagha, MD, offers professional diagnostic and treatment services for all types of pediatric skin conditions and is happy to help. Call today to schedule a visit, or book online in just a few clicks.  

Skin Conditions Q&A

What are some common skin conditions?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and performs many important tasks. It’s easy to take your skin for granted and forget that while resilient, it’s also subjected to daily exposure to the elements, including ultraviolet rays. Skin conditions can develop from both external and internal factors. 

Some examples of common skin conditions in children include:

  • Cradle cap
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Roseola
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Ringworm
  • Hives
  • Warts

These are just a few of the skin conditions commonly found in babies and children. As kids move into adolescence, acne can also develop. 

What are some symptoms of skin conditions?

Some skin conditions present only mild symptoms and will clear up on their own. Others can cause uncomfortable and disruptive issues. 

If your child experiences any of the following, consider booking an appointment for a diagnostic assessment:

  • Hives or rash that seems linked to certain substances
  • Patches of scaly or flaky skin
  • Areas of skin discoloration
  • Persistent itching
  • Rashes that come and go over time
  • Acne blemishes that are painful, large, or don’t clear up quickly

Dr. Oguagha-Okerulu performs a quick skin check and discusses your child’s symptoms to reach an accurate diagnosis. The next step is exploring treatment options and showing you how to best care for your child’s skin at home. 

Acne is a common area of focus within adolescent health visits. Your child can explore how to properly clean and care for their skin and reduce the risk of scarring from acne. 

When is the right time to seek treatment for pediatric skin conditions?

Simple rashes and bumps that clear up within a couple of days are usually not a cause for concern. However, if your child develops a skin condition that causes significant itching, swelling, or discomfort, coming in for a diagnostic exam is important. 

There’s no need to suffer through uncomfortable symptoms when help is just around the corner. Dr. Oguagha-Okerulu and the team at Bread of Life Pediatrics are standing by to help kids and families navigate childhood health issues, including skin conditions. 

Book your visit online any time of day, or call the office during normal business hours to find a time that fits your schedule.