Norton Children’s Dermatology

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A dermatologist for kids has the experience and training to treat skin conditions that are common and unique to children. Norton Children’s Dermatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides specialized care for infants, children and teens from Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana. Our pediatric dermatologist will develop a personalized care plan for your child’s skin condition.

When Should My Child See a Pediatric Dermatologist?

A pediatric dermatologist can help manage skin conditions, including birthmarks, inflammatory and allergic skin diseases, infections and tumors of the skin. Pediatric dermatologists are trained to perform several procedures on children’s skin, including biopsies, excisions, laser treatments and cryotherapy.

Our dermatologist will work with your child’s pediatrician to manage common conditions, such as eczema and acne, and coordinate care with other specialists when needed.

Your child may need to see a pediatric dermatologist if:

  • Your child was born with a skin issue, such as a birthmark or abnormal skin texture or color. A pediatric dermatologist can monitor for changes that could indicate a need for treatment. Removal could be an option in the case of a birthmark.
  • Your child has moderate to severe eczema.
  • Your child has acne that is causing scars or has not responded to treatment from his or her pediatrician.
  • Your child needs a diagnosis for a skin issue.
  • Your child has a serious skin issue that changes in size, color, shape or texture in a short amount of time. A skin issue can be serious if it keeps returning over time, is itchy or could be from an allergic reaction.
  • Your child has a lesion that has changed in size, color or shape or has developed symptoms of bleeding or ulceration.
  • Your child has a widespread itchy or painful rash, or develops blisters on the skin or in the mouth.
  • Your child needs a surgical procedure for a skin condition, such as a skin biopsy, skin lesion removal or laser treatment of vascular birthmarks.
  • Your child has a wart (or multiple warts) that is painful or spreading.
  • Your child has hair loss.

The Norton Children’s Difference

The care your child needs is close to home with Norton Children’s. With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

  • Norton Children’s Hospital – The region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Norton Children’s Hospital also has one of the largest Level IV (highest level) neonatal intensive care units in the country.
  • Numerous regional outpatient centers and extensive pediatrician and pediatric specialist offices throughout the area.
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital – The only women’s hospital in Louisville, providing care dedicated to the needs of women and children.
  • Norton Children’s Medical Center – A unique regional outpatient facility designed “Just for Kids,” bringing pediatric care to northeastern Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center

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