Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell provide dermatological care for patients of all ages. Dermatology for children and young adults focuses on diagnosis and treatment of childhood skin, hair, and nail conditions. One of the most common reasons patients visit DSA Dermatology with a child is due to a rash. Rashes vary in intensity and may be accompanied with other symptoms that can help in providing a proper diagnosis and developing an appropriate treatment plan.
Many types of rashes may develop on the skin of children and they may be due to allergies or contact with an allergen either topically or orally. This type of rash usually includes contact dermatitis and hives. These kinds of rashes can be reduced by avoiding contact with the allergen. The difficult part is to find out what the allergen is, and it may be topical or oral or both! Some rashes may be itchy and uncomfortable and they can become recurrent.
Some rashes may be due to a contagious illness either viral or bacterial. Fifths disease is a viral rash that may develop on the body accompanied with a red face and flu-like symptoms. Scarlet Fever is a bacterial disease that develops with complaints of red skin, sore throat, fever, and stomach pains. Roseola is another common viral illness that develops a rash after patients have experienced cold-like symptoms and a fever. Some of these rashes may need to run their course, while others may benefit from medication. By seeing a dermatologist and getting a proper diagnosis, you can provide the correct treatment for your children.
Other common skin conditions that are accompanied by a rash include impetigo, chicken pox, heat rash, and eczema. These skin concerns may be chronic or just short-term problems that require medication or medicated topical creams to control or eliminate them.
Most rashes are harmless, but it’s always a good idea to be prudent when it comes to childhood skin concerns. Parents who are unsure as to why their child has developed a skin condition are encouraged to contact a dermatologist. At DSA Dermatology, our trusted, caring professionals can put a parent’s mind at ease and give them the tools and knowledge they need to handle rashes and other skin disorders that may affect their children.
When patients have received a proper diagnosis by their dermatologist, they can then determine the best course of treatment. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology can help children in the Plano area with their skin concerns.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.