Paediatric dermatology is the care of children with common and rare skin conditions unique to ages 0-18 years. A kids’ dermatologist has a regular NHS children’s dermatology clinic and works in a team with other paediatric dermatologists to provide expertise in skin conditions that often present differently in children compared with adults.
Common dermatology problems in children
Children are unique, and so dermatology problems in children will be different to those seen in adults. Many paediatric dermatology conditions are only seen in children, not adults, for example infantile haemangiomas. Even skin conditions that appear in adults will show up and behave differently in children, like psoriasis and eczema and allergy. Dermatology for kids is the care of skin from birth to adolescence.
Who is Anita Amin?
Dr Anita Amin is a consultant paediatric dermatologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital where she is involved in teaching and training hospital doctors and GPs. She has an NHS clinic and a private paediatric dermatology clinic. As a specialist dermatologist for children, she can advise on when something needs treating or when something can be left safely alone. She will put children and parents at ease in her clinic at Woodingdean Medical Centre.