COVID-19 Updates: Latest Information for Parents

Cazz suffers from severe eczema. Read how he copes and what he is wishing for.

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Ready to receive care from the comfort of your own home? Our Rady Children’s Specialists now offer video visits (telemedicine) from your computer or mobile device. Your physician can address many of your medical issues, prescribe new medications and refill medications. Save time by skipping the traffic and waiting room while still receiving exceptional care from your medical team. Learn more.

Preparing for Your Upcoming Telemedicine or In-Person Visit

Time with your child’s health care team is important, and we have resources to help you make the most of your upcoming specialty appointment. Learn how to get ready.

What to Expect During Your Dermatology Telemedicine Visit | En español


Imagine an itch so intense you have to wear mittens to keep from scratching and hurting yourself. Think about a baby born with a disfiguring birthmark and the emotional toll that takes on the parent. Picture yourself in a doctor’s office and learning that your child has a life-threatening tumor.

Here at the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, these are the children and families we care for. Our patients have a wide range of dermatological conditions, including eczema, acne and other inflammatory skin disorders; severe and deforming birthmarks; disfiguring scars; and skin cancer.

Through providing the latest medical and surgical therapies, using state-of-the-art technology, and conducting research on the most promising therapies, we strive to help our young patients put their best face forward.

Division Achievements:

  • Has been instrumental in developing the first detailed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne.
  • Established the first comprehensive Eczema and Inflammatory Skin Disease center for treating eczematous dermatitis, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Launched the Vascular Lesion and Birthmark Center to treat deforming skin lesions, including hemangiomas, using advanced technology and cutting-edge treatments.
  • Launched the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program clinic to help patients and families with severe/difficult-to-manage eczema AND allergic rhinitis, food allergies or asthma who may benefit from comprehensive evaluation, therapy and education.
  • Is among the most active pediatric dermatology program in the country in conducting clinical trials.
  • Trains the best and brightest dermatology specialists through our fellowship programs.
  • Received the American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for excellence in public health education.

Video: Learn about our renowned Dermatology program from Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield

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