A pediatric dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair and nail problems in children.
We are pleased to have Dr. Jill Nelson, one of very few board certified Pediatric Dermatologists in the country, and the only dermatologist with board certification and fellowship training in Pediatric dermatology in the area. Dr. Nelson has an additional seven years of sub specialized training in dermatology, pediatric dermatology and pediatrics, and is board certified in all three areas.
Dr. Nelson views children as unique individuals and not just small adults. She understands that the treatments and approaches used for adults are not always best for children. Dr. Nelson will strive to accurately diagnose your child’s condition while working with you to help you understand your child’s condition and how to manage it. She is committed to making every experience positive for both children and parents.
Some of the common conditions a pediatric dermatologist treats include birthmarks, port wine stains and spider angiomas, moles, hemangiomas, acne, warts, molluscum, rashes, atopic dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis, and skin infections such as impetigo and fungal infections. Although skin cancer is extremely rare in children, Dr. Nelson commonly screens children with risk factors for skin cancer, including family history of atypical moles or melanoma, children with high numbers of moles or freckles and children with birth moles (congenital nevi).
Dr. Nelson performs some simple procedures for children in her clinic. For younger or more anxious children procedures are often scheduled at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. A consultation appointment is required before surgery is performed or scheduled (for moles, birth marks and laser treatments). Some simple in office biopsies can be done at the time of evaluation.
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