Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric dermatology is an exciting area of medicine. When children are young, they cannot give a history. In fact, pediatrics are said to be much like veterinary medicine. The practitioner should use sharp empirical skills to assess a problem. For instance, instead of asking a one year old if they scratch or if a rash itch, merely observing the child scratching or seeing excoriations on the skin will lead a physician to the right conclusion. Thus, looking for clues further sharpens one’s visual skills.