Noelle Ruddock-Solomon, MD -  - Pediatrician

C.A.R.E. Pediatrics, LLC

Noelle Ruddock-Solomon, MD

Pediatrician located in Johns Creek, Duluth, GA

Skin Problems Specialist

Skin problems like eczema, acne and other rashes, can seriously impact your child and adolescent if not properly treated. At C.A.R.E. Pediatrics, Dr. Ruddock-Solomon provides care that's individualized for each patient's needs, so children in Johns Creek and Duluth, GA, in Gwinnett and Fulton Counties and areas surrounding Atlanta, GA, can relieve symptoms and enjoy healthier skin.

Skin Problems Q & A

by Noelle Ruddock-Solomon, MD

What kinds of skin problems are most likely to affect children?

That depends in part on the age of the child and other factors, like whether or not the child and adolescent has allergies. Some of the most common conditions include:

  • eczema or atopic dermatitis, a skin condition that occurs most often in children and usually clears up by adulthood
  • acne, one of the most common skin conditions, usually beginning with puberty or just before
  • impetigo, a highly contagious skin problem that usually begins as red sores on the face near the mouth or nosehives and rashes, which typically occur as part of an allergic reaction to food, medicine, chemical, plant (like poison ivy) or other substance that's touched, ingested or breathed in; hives may also appear in some metabolic disorders
  • warts, viral infections that affect the skin and usually appear on the hands or the bottoms of the feet
  • scabies, an infection caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is another term for eczema, a common skin condition that causes a scaly, reddish rash. Eczema often clears up by adulthood, but it can recur. Triggers like perspiration, overdrying, and contact with irritants contained in some detergents or skin care products can cause the condition to flare up. Eczema is not contagious, which means it cannot be spread from one person to another. It can usually be controlled with topical lotions or ointments to soothe skin and help reduce irritation.

What causes warts?

Warts are caused by viral infections with the human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus “family” with more than 100 types. Only a few cause warts on the hands or feet. Warts can be spread from one person to another, and a person who has warts can spread them to other parts of their body as well. Warts require professional treatment since over-the-counter products are not strong enough to reach the deeper layers of tissue where the virus can hide.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most health insurance plans. Please check with your insurance plan to verify that we are a contracted provider. If we are a provider for your insurance plan, we can file the claim if you bring your plan’s membership card. Our Business Office will assist you with any necessary paperwork and other requirements relative to your insurance provider. Without the proper membership card, we will not be able to file your insurance. We are on panels of most health plans in this area. Please inquire with the Business Office for more information if you do not see your insurance plan listed below.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana
Peach State Health Plan
PeachCare for Kids
PHCS
UnitedHealthcare
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Location
C.A.R.E. Pediatrics, LLC
4855 River Green Parkway, Suite 610
Johns Creek

Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 470-205-8040
Fax: 770-232-1759
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470-205-8040