Dermatology Clinic

Dermatology (Skin) Clinic

Our Pediatric Dermatology Clinic attends to all dermatology illnesses 

Our experienced doctors are there to help diagnose and treat any dermatologic conditions on your child

Dermatology Clinic

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Your child’s skin plays some key roles for their little bodies.  These include protecting them from infections, harmful chemicals and the sun’s rays. The skin also assists in the regulation of your child’s body temperature. Healthy skin allows your child to sense heat, cold or pain and react appropriately. It is important that your child’s skin is healthy.

At the Gertrude’s children hospital we have a team of doctors who are specialised to care mainly for your child`s skin known as dermatologists. At the dermatology clinic any skin rash, bump, change in skin colour or lesion that you may note on your child’s skin will be keenly addressed.

This may range from mild conditions that are treated at the outpatient clinic to more severe skin issues that may require inpatient care. Dermatologists also conduct a number of medically approved and safe skin procedures for your child.

The most common child skin conditions may include eczema, nappy rash, bacterial skin infections, chicken pox, ringworms among many others. As your child approaches puberty they may also suffer acne. The Gertrude’s children hospital sees children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 21 years. You may decide to directly book an appointment to see a dermatologist or have a referral from a general practitioner or any other medical specialist to this clinic.

Pediatric dermatology is a specialized field of medicine that deals with skin conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. It includes the diagnosis and treatment of various skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, warts, and birthmarks, among others.
Pediatric dermatologists treat a wide range of skin conditions, including but not limited to:

Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Diaper rash
Skin infections
You should consider scheduling an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist if your child has any persistent or concerning skin issues, such as rashes that don't go away, severe acne, or skin infections that don't improve with treatment.
During a visit to the pediatric dermatologist, you can expect a thorough examination of your child's skin. The dermatologist will ask about your child's medical history and any symptoms they may be experiencing. Depending on the condition, the dermatologist may perform tests, such as skin biopsies or cultures. The dermatologist will then work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's specific needs.
Good skin care habits can help prevent many skin conditions. Encourage your child to:

Wash their skin gently with mild soap and water
Apply sunscreen regularly
Wear protective clothing when outdoors
Avoid scratching itchy skin
Keep their skin moisturized
If your child needs a procedure, the dermatologist will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The dermatologist will also discuss any necessary preparations and provide instructions for aftercare.
It depends on your insurance plan. Many insurance plans cover pediatric dermatology treatments, but it's important to check with your provider or call us to understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs.
The frequency of visits will depend on your child's condition and the treatment plan. Some conditions may require more frequent visits, while others may only require periodic check-ins. Your dermatologist will provide guidance on how often your child should be seen.

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    Specialist Clinic Days

    Monday – Friday 8.00 – 7:00 pm
    Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
    Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm