Dermatology Care at Norton Children’s
While children can get many of the same skin conditions as adults, there are some skin conditions that are common and unique to children. Children are not small adults – they need care that’s “Just for Kids.” The pediatric dermatologists with Norton Children’s provide specialized care for children and teens with skin conditions. Our team has the experience and training to develop a care plan for your child that treats your child’s skin condition.
When Should My Child See a Pediatric Dermatologist?
Children born with congenital skin conditions may need to see a pediatric dermatologist as an infant or young child. Some children may ask parents or their pediatrician to see a pediatric dermatologist for a condition such as acne. Pediatricians often refer children to a pediatric dermatologist.
Norton Children’s pediatric dermatologists have experience and training to treat skin conditions that happen commonly or exclusively in children. Your child may need to see a pediatric dermatologist if:
- Your child was born with a skin issue such as a birthmark or wart. A pediatric dermatologist can monitor it to help prevent infection and watch for changes that could indicate it is cancerous or harmful.
- Your child has a lump, rash or acne outbreak that hasn’t improved with treatment from his or her pediatrician. If the issue reappears often or treatment hasn’t helped your child, you may want to ask your doctor for a referral to a pediatric dermatologist.
- Your child needs a diagnosis for a skin issue. Pediatric dermatologists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks, pigmented birthmarks, congenital skin disorders, eczema or atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, vitiligo, hives and much more.
- Your child has a recurring or serious skin condition. A serious skin issue 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 needs a surgical procedure for a skin condition, such as a skin biopsy, skin lesion removal (such as a cyst or wart) or laser treatment of vascular birthmarks.
- Your child needs a prescription to manage his or her skin condition.
The Norton Children’s Difference
The care your child needs is close to home at 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 centersand extensive pediatricianand pediatric specialistoffices 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 University of Louisville, 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 & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, 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 will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
- Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
- Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
- The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
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