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.