Pediatric Skin Problems
By Dermatology Center of McKinney
July 13, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions

When your infant, child, or teen has skin problems in McKinney, TX, it can be worrisome. You need to find a dermatologist you can trust. Dr. James Ralston of the Dermatology Center of McKinney is an award-winning board-certified dermatologist who treats many types of pediatric skin conditions.


It is hard enough being a teen, being a teen who is suffering from acne can be devastating to both their self-esteem and skin. It is essential to get treatment for acne as soon as possible to avoid scarring. Once a diagnosis has been made, different types of treatment can be recommended depending on the type and severity of the acne. Your teenager shouldn't have to suffer from this skin problem. Dr. Ralston has many things that can help give your teenager clear skin. 

Eczema and Psoriasis

Infants and children can suffer from both eczema and psoriasis but it is often difficult for a pediatric dermatologist to differentiate them. You may get a diagnosis of psoriasiform eczema or eczematous psoriasis. The good news is that the treatment for the two may be very similar. Your dermatologist will determine if treatment is necessary and try to maximize results while minimizing side effects. 

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a common skin problem in infants and toddlers. In many cases, diaper rash can be treated at home by making sure you change diapers more frequently and have some diaper-free time. Over-the-counter diaper rash treatments can also help. However, if none of these are clearing the rash, it is time to make an appointment with your dermatologist for these skin problems in McKinney, TX. 

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can be just an annoyance in some cases and can be treated with calamine lotion. But if it is still around after 7-10 days or if it is spreading on your child's face and headed toward the eyes or has become infected, it needs to be treated quickly. Poison ivy can cause severe allergic reactions and, in those cases, go to the emergency room. 

Contact Dermatitis

This can be caused by many things, but some of them include baby lotion, soap, laundry detergent, and other things your baby or child comes into contact with. Your dermatologist will ask questions and do tests to determine what the cause of the allergic reaction is and help you remove it from your child's life. 

If you are tired of trying to treat skin problems in McKinney, TX on your own, Dr. Ralston of the Dermatology Center of McKinney offers treatment for pediatric and adult skin problems. Call the office at (972) 548-0333 to speak to one of our friendly staff members to make an appointment.