When Should I Take my Child to a Dermatologist?

It’s not unusual for a normal childhood to include lumps and bumps and rashes and itches. But sometimes it’s best to have a pediatric dermatologist take a look.

If your child has a skin condition, such as a birthmark, eczema, warts, or psoriasis, a pediatric dermatologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Pediatric dermatologists treat a wide variety of pediatric skin conditions using the latest available treatment methods. Pediatric dermatologists treat children from birth through adolescence.

At Windsor Dermatology, we are honored to have Dr. Jessica Simon on our team. Dr. Simon is double board certified in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology, and is well versed in all areas of dermatology. She is an active member of both the Society of Pediatric Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Simon has been recognized for her academic excellence with multiple award nominations such as the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence Award by the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Simon has presented at both national and international meetings on both adult and pediatric dermatology

Dr. Simon provides medical care for a wide variety of skin conditions, such as:

  • Diagnosis of various skin conditions, including hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks, pigmented birthmarks, and congenital skin disorders, eczema or atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, vitiligo, hives, and warts to name a few
  • Medical/prescription treatment for a wide variety of conditions affecting the skin, hair, and nails
  • Minor surgical procedures, including skin biopsies, surgical removal of skin lesions (e.g., cysts, warts), and laser treatment of vascular birthmarks

Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to say what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions or be patient and helpful during a medical exam. Pediatric dermatologists like Dr. Simon know how to examine and treat children in a way that puts them at ease, in kid-friendly offices using medical equipment designed for children.

Call today to schedule your consultation.