Dr. Smita Awasthi is a pediatric dermatologist practicing in SACRAMENTO, CA. Dr. Awasthi specializes in the skin care of children. Pediatric dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions that affect infants, children and teens. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more. Pediatric dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Awasthi diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
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- Ringworm of the Body and Scalp
IntroductionDermatophytes are fungi that get nutrients from keratin for growth. They usually affect the skin, nails, and hair. The species that commonly invade the keratin are those that belong to the genus Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, and Microsporum. Fungal infections produce ring-like...
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- What Is Baby Acne?
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- What Is Molluscum Contagiosum? Treatment and Home Remedies
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- Treatments for Ringworm
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- How to Identify Insect Bites and Stings
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