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What Is Pediatric Dermatology?

Pediatric dermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions in children, including newborns, toddlers, school-age, adolescents, and young adults. Board-certified pediatric dermatologists hold credentials in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology, and some may also be board certified in pediatrics, as is Dr. Gonzalez.

Mercedes E. Gonzalez, MD at Pediatric Dermatology of Miami is a triple board-certified pediatric dermatologist with credentials in pediatrics, dermatology, and the subspecialty of pediatric dermatology.

What Do Pediatric Dermatologists Treat?

A pediatric dermatologist treats a full spectrum of dermatologic conditions in children, including eczema, acne, birthmarks, severe dermatitis, hair loss, and more. Many of these conditions are hereditary and can be seen in other family members. A pediatric dermatologist is a trained dermatologist who may also be able to treat similar conditions in parents.

When Should You Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dermatologist?

If your child suffers from any condition involving the hair, skin, or nails that requires special expertise, it is a good idea to see a pediatric dermatologist.

In addition to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric dermatology conditions, physicians like Dr. Mercedes E. Gonzalez are trained to communicate with your child to help them feel safe and secure. They are knowledgeable and highly skilled at diagnosing patients, even if they are shy or too young to speak.

For an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist in South Miami, Florida, call us at (305) 667-3152 or use our online appointment request form. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our practice.

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