Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center provides care for all types of pediatric dermatology pathologies.
Lots of different pathologies may affect your children’s skin such as atopic dermatitis, wrats, impetigo, or even acne.
Find out more about these and many more.
Atopic dermatitis is a condition in which dry skin is accompanied by lesions through which allergens (such as pollen, dust, soap, etc) are able to penetrate more deeply. The immune system becomes over-stimulated and eczema appears with itching, inflammation and weeping. If these lesions are scratched they can become infected (by the herpes virus or less commonly by golden staph). Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center can provide diagnosis and arrange treatment.
Caused by a virus, this infection takes the form of small, firm, reddish, raised papules (spots). Molluscum contagiosum is generally transmitted by direct contact. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center can offer you fast and effective treatment.
Verrucas and warts
Verrucas and warts are mainly contracted at swimming pools and sports centers where damp conditions and microtraumas enable the virus to penetrate the skin. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center can offer you appropriate treatment for your child.
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often localized around the nostrils, the mouth or the perineal region. The principal bacteria responsible are streptococci and/or staphylococci. Impetigo requires prompt management as it is very contagious. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center can offer you effective treatment.
Pediculosis (lice infestation)
Lice feed on blood and can be passed between individuals directly or indirectly (via headwear, combs, etc). The most common symptom is an itching scalp (pruritus). Scratching may result in damage to the skin and infection. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center can offer you fast and effective treatment.
Around 80% of adolescents are affected by acne. This condition affects the pilosebaceous follicles which become infected by the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. Acne is caused by over-secretion of sebum or very viscous sebum which cannot be excreted because the pores of the skin are blocked by dead cells. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center offers young patients with acne an understanding approach and appropriate treatment.
Burns and wounds
While the majority of minor injuries are usually insignificant, some may require appropriate care. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center will assess the seriousness of a burn or wound and offer appropriate treatment in order to limit any aesthetic impact.