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Algonquin, IL dermatologist offers eczema treatment for kids

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Eczema Treatment For Kids, Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
As parents, we worry when we notice changes in our children. If you have noticed a red patch on your child or see him or her constantly scratching an area to the point of further skin irritation, you may be wondering what is going on. Kids have skin issues just as adults do, and may need to see a dermatologist. Located in Algonquin, IL, Dr. Vic Khanna of Dermatology Specialists of Illinois offers treatment for a range of pediatric skin conditions, including eczema, acne, moles, and warts.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a common condition characterized by red, itchy patches of skin. It often appears on the face and chin but can show up elsewhere on the body as well. Although it is more common in young children, older children and adults can be affected even if they did not have it at an early age.

The biggest indicator of eczema is itchy skin. Young children do not understand not to scratch and can scratch the areas until they bleed. Additional symptoms of eczema may vary from patient to patient. It is important to speak with your child's doctor if he or she presents with any of the following symptoms:
  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Red patches of skin
  • Itchiness
  • Patches of dark colored skin
  • Rough or scaly skin
  • Oozing or crusting
  • Swelling
Although there is no cure for eczema, treatments can manage the symptoms. Dr. Khanna offers oral medications, steroid creams, nonsteroidal treatments, and light therapies to treat your child's eczema. Dermatologists can manage treatment plans including therapies, medications, skin care, and avoiding certain triggers.

If you are concerned about your child's eczema or have noticed changes in his or her skin, contact Dermatology Specialists of Illinois to make an appointment today. 844-307-7546

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.