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


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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.
  • 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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