Caring for the Largest Organ in Your Child’s Body
Like the heart, lungs and other major organs, the skin sometimes needs specialized care for treatment. While cardiologists focus on the heart, dermatologists’ specialty is skin.
When our daughter was five months old, we noticed a red, quarter-sized spot on her scalp. What we thought was cradle cap was actually eczema, and very common in infants. After some topical treatments, the spots disappeared and she eventually outgrew their recurrence.
So when our second child was born and he had a similar spot on his chin, we knew it was; however, the typical treatment wasn’t effective.
Our pediatrician referred us to a dermatologist who could help. After a week on a different treatment plan, his skin cleared too, and we recognized the value of having a specialized physician over his skincare.
Although our days of infant eczema are long behind us, our kids still have somewhat sensitive skin. Knowing which detergents, lotions and other cosmetics to use is still meaningful guidance we use today. For some families, dietary changes can assist in their skincare as well.
Dermatologists Treat a Variety of Skin Conditions
While eczema was our focus for our family, dermatologists cover a wide variety of skincare conditions:
Common Skin Care Conditions Treated by Dermatologists
The Kalamazoo area includes many dermatology providers to help families address these skin conditions and more. If you have skin concerns for your child, start with your pediatrician; a dermatologist may be the next step to treatment.
KZOO Kids readers voted on their favorite dermatologists in Southwest Michigan. Any sponsors you see were first voted by our readers and then were invited to offer more information about their practice.
Are you on the search for other health care providers for your family? See the Top Voted Doctors in Kalamazoo with a listing of Dentists, OBGYNS, Pediatricians, etc. who provide medical care in the community.
(Please note that this content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Users are advised to check the certification of any care providers listed below and consult their own medical doctors before proceeding with a care plan).
Voting Results: Dermatologists for Kalamazoo Families
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and sometimes requires an expert’s help in treating it. From acne to psoriasis or skin cancer prevention, these top-rated dermatologists cover it all.
Voted Top Dermatologist
Dr. Jessica Liggett at Southwest Michigan Dermatology
More reader-recommended Dermatologists, in order of most votes:
1 – Liggett, Dr. Jessica (Southwest Michigan Dermatology)
2 – Jones, Dr. Ryan T. (Southwest Michigan Dermatology)
3 – (TIE) Karabin, Dr. Gerald (Kalamazoo Dermatology, P.C.)
3 – (TIE) Mohney, Dr. Craig A. (Southwest Michigan Dermatology)
5 – Semler, Dr. David C. (Southwest Michigan Dermatology)