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Kids Should Feel Whole

Inside and Out

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we believe that every child should feel healthy and confident. When skin and nail problems occur — whether they are caused by genetic factors, developmental disorders, allergies or infections — our pediatric dermatology team is ready to address them with specialized, kid-sized care.

Our focus is to provide the very best dermatology treatments for children, taking time to identify the root cause of the problem and develop a plan of action.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Big Solutions for Young Patients

Advanced Pediatric Dermatology

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  • Lasers and Lights

    We’re not Jedi, but we do know our way around a laser. These dermatology treatments for children can be effective for many conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo and others

  • Birthmarks

    More than 80% of babies have some type of birthmark. There are many different kinds, and most are benign. It’s important to get a diagnosis and a plan as early as possible

  • Sedation Procedures

    Some young patients are more comfortable when they're able to fully relax. Our team works closely with our Sedation Service Unit to provide your child a stress-free treatment

A Word from Our Medical Director

Dr. Tace Rico

Dermatological issues can be more than skin deep: they can affect your child’s self-image and self-esteem at a very sensitive stage in their young lives. We utilize some of the most advanced approaches available to diagnose and address a wide range of skin, hair and nail issues, not only from a medical standpoint but from a social and emotional level.

Dermatology for Kids

Conditions We Treat

  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Blistering Disorders
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous Lupus
  • Drug Eruptions
  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Genodermatoses
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia)
  • Hemangiomas (Strawberry Marks)
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
  • Ichthyosis
  • Infections of the Skin including Bacterial, Viral and Fungal
  • Keloids
  • Keratoderma
  • Lichen Planus
  • Mastocytosis
  • Moles (Nevi)
  • Morphea
  • Molluscum
  • Nail Disorders
  • Neonatal Skin Diseases
  • Pityriasis Rose
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyogenic Granulomas
  • Tinea Capitis/Kerion
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
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Gabby's Story

When Treating Your Body, Lifts Your Spirit

When Gabby started losing her hair, her family brought her to AdventHealth for Children, where Dr. Rico, a pediatric dermatologist diagnosed and treated her alopecia areata. See how the Ruiz family never lost hope on their journey to solve Gabby's condition.

We're Here for the Whole Family

Meet Our Team

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More Hope. More Confidence.

Caring for the Whole Family

Now is the time for you to focus on your child, not logistics. Our multidisciplinary care team not only helps children get the medical care they need and deserve, we also help families find hope and confidence. That means connecting you with local community resources and support groups, even helping you find a ride to your child’s appointments. Whatever the need, big or small, we’re here to support every member of the family throughout your child's care journey.

Patient Forms and Resources 

To help save time, we have helpful resources and medical forms that you can print and complete before your next visit. Our conscientious staff is continually working to reduce paperwork for our patients, so please, take a moment to provide your important medical information.