Does Your Child Suffer From Acne?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Acne can make or break childhood and teen years. Learn tips for helping your child through this difficult phase of life.
Air Date: 5/1/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD
2012 LFEichenfield Portrait resizedDr. Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine (Dermatology), at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, was a pediatric resident and chief resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed dermatology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. Dr. Eichenfield has published more than 250 journal articles, chapters and abstracts, and books including serving as editor of Neonatal Dermatology, 2nd Edition, published by Elsevier, and The Eczemas published by Summit Communications. He is Director of Rady Children's Hospital Eczema & Inflammatory Disease Center and the Vascular Lesion & Birthmark Center.

He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 1994. Dr. Eichenfield is past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, has served on the Board of the American Academy of Dermatology, and served as Chair for the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Eichenfield is a founding board member and President-elect of the American Acne & Rosacea Society.
Does Your Child Suffer From Acne?
Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions in children and adolescents, and it can devastate a child's growing years, there have been no standard guidelines for the management of pediatric acne. 

In fact, there is tremendous variation in acne treatment amongst health care professionals.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorses the American Acne and Rosacea Society's first detailed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne.

Listen for the very best and comprehensive information that could help your child deal with this embarrassing and even painful condition.
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