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Dermatologist for kids in Jupiter, FL discusses three common pediatric conditions

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Dr. Peter Vitulli of A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, applies his pediatric medicine internship training with his specialist-level skill as a Board-certified dermatologist, to prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions affecting patients of all ages, including children and adolescents. As a uniquely qualified kids’ dermatologist in Jupiter FL, Dr. Vitulli knows that your child is special. He approaches every patient with fresh eyes, to pinpoint the source of some of the more than 3,000 conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails, and which dermatologists treat; however, some of these conditions tend to be quite common among younger patients.

Below, A Center for Dermatology gives you a glimpse of some of the signs to watch for, which may be indicative of problems that require treatment to ensure the comfort and emotional wellbeing, of your child.

Eczema

Also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema affects up to one in every four children, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. To put this in perspective, AD affects around 2 percent to 3 percent of adults. Among younger children, eczema is characterized by very itchy rashes that ooze when scratched. As children get older, the rash may thicken, bleed, and crust. Lifestyle modifications can go a long way to improve these uncomfortable and unsightly skin problems; for instance, Dr. Vitulli may recommend gentle skin care products, short baths or showers, and moisturizing techniques to prevent dryness and, in turn, AD flares. In severe cases, medications and therapies may be prescribed or recommended. Allergens are also associated with eczema. So, we will want to discuss potential triggers and ways to avoid or minimize them.

Acne

The AAD reports around 85 percent of teens and young adults will experience at least mild acne outbreaks by their mid-20s. Early intervention can help your child avoid the emotional stress associated with outbreaks, as well as the lasting effects that can be carried with them well into adulthood: scars. After evaluating your child’s skin, Dr. Vitulli can recommend products, skin care, and therapies that are designed to prevent outbreaks, or to improve the appearance of acne. Depending on factors such as the type of acne and its severity, he may suggest topical or oral medications, injectables designed to reduce cysts and inflammation, and laser therapies to correct existing acne scars.

Warts

While warts can affect people of all ages, they are most common among children and young adults. Caused by the papillomavirus, warts are highly contagious. That is why taking steps to minimize potential exposure to the more than 60 types of papillomavirus can go a long way to prevent outbreaks. Warts can go away on their own, but for persistent warts or growths that are painful, or in sensitive or prominent areas, Dr. Vitulli will suggest treatments based on your child’s age, health, and tolerance to medications or therapies.

Skin health plays a vital role in your child’s overall healthy development. So, visits to Dr. Peter Vitulli should start early, to help your child maintain a confident appearance and comfort in the skin they are in. Call 561-427-2000 to schedule an appointment at the Jupiter, FL office.

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Dr. Peter Vitulli is a highly sought-after and popular board-certified dermatology and board-certified Mhs surgeon in Jupiter. Having earned his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Nova SouthEastern University, he completed his residency and internship at the University of Tennessee and attended a dermatology residency program at Nova SouthEastern University. Dr. Vitulli possesses vast training and experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult dermatology and offers comprehensive treatment solutions with an interdisciplinary diagnosis approach and impeccable follow-up care. He is particularly passionate about the management of skincare. With over two decades of experience in providing exceptional surgical and aesthetic services and medical care, he holds Fellowships and Memberships with several prestigious professional associations including the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery, among others.

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Dr. Vitulli is an excellent physician. He took his time making sure he checked my skin and addressed any issues I had. I had a little bit of a wait but in the end it was worth it. I have now returned there several times and was treated with the utmost respect. Thank you to Dr. Vitulli and staff.
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