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Pediatric Dermatology

Guiding & treating infants, toddlers, preschoolers, & teens.

Compassionate skin care for our youngest patients.

Chicago’s Most Trusted Pediatric Dermatology Providers

Our relationship with skin care starts at an early age. From allergic skin reactions to chronic skin conditions, our youngest patients need a foundation of care and compassion. At Skin MD, LLC, in Chicago, IL, we delight in starting this relationship. Our pediatric dermatology services establish a foundation for skin care that lasts a lifetime. Whether it’s childhood acne, contact dermatitis, molluscum, birthmarks, or port-wine stains, we have a gentle treatment to match.

New skin is sensitive skin. Throughout childhood and well into our teenage years, we can contract any number of rashes, breakouts, and flare-ups. Naturally, our treatments have to be equally as sensitive as the skin itself. At Skin MD, we’ve assembled the best and brightest dermatological minds from across the discipline. When your child needs a skin check or medicated lotion, get them started off right with an appointment at our four locations throughout Chicago.

Creating a Foundation for Skin Care & Self Care.

The good habits we foster and encourage in childhood have a better chance of lasting a lifetime. Let the caring, educated dermatologists at Skin MD take a look by calling us today.

Notice for Pediatric Dermatology Patients & Guardians

At Skin MD, we can’t wait to be a part of how you teach children to seek care and interact with healthcare professionals. To treat our youngest patients safely, we require that all minors be accompanied by a legal guardian. Otherwise, we may not be able to offer the care that our pediatric dermatology patients deserve.

If you have questions about this policy, please contact us today.

Most Common Childhood Skin Conditions

Adults have a way of rationalizing pain and discomfort. We name a skin condition or rash, take steps to treat it, and wait as patiently as we can for symptoms to subside. This chain of thought and action is not available to children. When skin irritation strikes, it can be deeply upsetting to parents and children alike.

At Skin MD, our pediatric dermatologists have years of experience in treating the most common childhood skin conditions. Here are just a few to watch out for in your child’s early years.

Frequent Pediatric Dermatology Concerns:

  • Dermatitis: Common forms of skin irritation may include diaper rash, cradle cap, or contact dermatitis (allergic reactions from contact with certain materials).
  • Bacterial Infections: The relatively rare scarlet fever and common impetigo belong in this category.
  • Viral Infections: In this category, you’ll find chickenpox, measles, rubella, molluscum contagiosum, and hand, foot, and mouth disease, among others.
  • Chronic Skin Conditions: Sad as it is to say, childhood eczema, acne, and psoriasis can impact young patients for years to come.
  • Unwanted Birthmarks: Warts, hemangiomas, port-wine stains, and stork bite (AKA salmon patches, angel kiss) pop up in the most visible places.

When To See a Pediatric Dermatologist

As they crawl, teethe, and suck on their fingers, children are likely to encounter any number of skin issues. For parents, it can be hard to tell when a rash will last a day, a week, or years on end. Similarly, certain bumps, discolorations, and growths can be symptoms of a more serious issue. When in doubt, have your child checked out by a trained dermatologist.

When to Visit a Pediatric Dermatologist:

  • When rashes last two days or longer
  • When a rash peels, oozes, or bleeds
  • When a fever accompanies a rash
  • If the child looks unwell or listless
  • If the child is less than six months old
  • If the child breaks out in hives
  • If the child develops wide-spread skin irritation
  • If the child is losing hair
  • If the child demonstrates signs of a fungal nail infection

If you notice these signs—or any others that worry you—the best course of action is to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist. Contact Skin MD immediately if you’re concerned about your child’s health.


Happy Parents, Healthy Children

A Caring, Human Touch

Dr. Sergeyenko is fantastic. He’s very detailed and attentive and seems to really care about patients. The office is very well run and uses the right amount of technology to execute their business…but you can always get a human on the line if you need to. Flexible hours, too.

T. Huestis
Rating: 5

Always Welcoming New Patients

It was my first appt at the Evergreen location and I was very pleased with the service and staff. I saw Dr. Chris Krippinger. He knew right away what was happening to my skin and provided a treatment plan. It’s been two weeks and I am seeing the results. I recommend Skin MD.

Rita B.
Rating: 5

Listening to Patients of All Ages

Me and my son love the excellent customer service, and care that we get here. From the front desk all the way down to the physician, they take their time to listen and provide the best care. We really appreciate everyone here.

Latisha D.
Rating: 5


Why Choose Skin MD For Pediatric Dermatology?

Family Dermatology

At Skin MD, we serve everyone. From pediatric dermatology to teens & adults, our providers treat patients of all ages with respect & expertise.

Skin Care Versatility

From acne treatments and Mohs Surgery to 21st-century cosmetic solutions like microneedling & lip fillers, we have you covered.

World-Class Providers

Our providers are leaders in their field with numerous fellowships, publications, professional memberships, & academic achievements to their names.

Multiple Locations

We serve several Chicago communities, including Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park. Find a Skin MD office near you!

Financing & Promotions

We make getting the care you need affordable with expert financing options, frequently updated promotions, & so much more.

Your Questions Answered

Pediatric Dermatology FAQs

Chafing, rubbing, and prolonged contact with wet or soiled diapers can result in an uncomfortable rash. Diaper rash appears as red, scaly, or dry skin—either in patches on the child’s bottom or more widespread. These raw, itchy breakouts can be uncomfortable, but a pediatric dermatologist can recommend a topical solution to quickly handle any irritation.

If you’re concerned about diaper rash, or any other form of skin irritation, call the pediatric dermatologists at Skin MD at 708-636-3767.

Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection most commonly affecting children aged six months to two years. Symptoms include raised or dented bumps, itching, and redness. Bumps may appear nearly anywhere on the body and are typically skin-colored, red, pink, or white.

Molluscum is treated exclusively with Cantharidin—an FDA-approved medication that must be administered by a healthcare professional.

On average, chickenpox can last up to a week. Most symptoms should subside fully by the end of week two, but each child processes the viral infection differently. Chickenpox is exceedingly common with the majority of American adults experiencing it in their early years.

If you’re concerned about your child’s chickenpox symptoms, contact a pediatric dermatologist today.

Start Your Child’s Relationship With Skin Care Early

At all stages of life, skin care is a vital component of healthcare. By bringing your child to a pediatric dermatologist—once a year for regular checkups and once every three months for chronic skin conditions—you’re laying a foundation for a lifetime of wellness. Children of all ages can get involved in medical decisions. They learn how to speak with doctors, how to receive a diagnosis, and how to take charge for their own well-being.

For rashes, viral infections, or just regular checkups, schedule your pediatric dermatology appointment with the compassionate doctors at Skin MD, LLC, in Chicago, IL.