Other Skin Conditions & Treatments
Just because we are specialist in Psoriasis and Eczema does not mean we don’t treat other Dermatologic conditions
Skin Conditions We Treat
- Acne – Is an inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous unit that can affect the face, back and chest. The severity can vary and treatment will depend on severity.
- Actinic Kerotosis (Sun Damaged Skin) – These lesions are found in sun exposed areas. The lesions are rough, scaly, and generally 1cm in diameter. Actinic Keratosis are premalignant areas therefore should be treated.
- Alopecia – Is characterized by hair loss. Many forms of hair loss are related to autoimmune disease. There are different types of alopecia. Treatment varies depending on the type of alopecia.
- Bullous Diseases – A bullous is a blister. These blisters are usually related to autoimmune disease. Treatment will depend on the type of bullous disease and a biopsy may be needed to aid in diagnosis.
- Candidiasis – Also referred to as a yeast infection. The most common areas are in the skin folds where the area is moist, warm, and dark. Treatment is needed to restore normal skin flora.
- Cellulitis – Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. The infection can be acute, subacute, or chronic. Signs can include warmth at the site, redness, and drainage. Antibiotic therapy is required for resolution.
- Granuloma Annulare – A skin condition of unknown etiology. Biopsy is often done to confirm diagnosis. Treatments vary from topical medication, injections, and light therapy.
- Lichen Planus – An itchy papulosquamous disease that can be very uncomfortable. This condition can also be present in the mouth with painful erosions.
- Morphea – A connective tissue disease affecting the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This condition can be widespread and have serious cosmetic consequences. Treatment is difficult.
- Mycosis Fungoides (CTCL) – Also known as Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Biopsy is needed to determine type and staging. The cutaneous stages are treated with light therapy often in conjunction with oral medication.
- Pityriasis Alba – This condition is also known as white eczema. It can often be seen as areas of lighter skin patches at the end of summer.
- Pityriasis Rosea – Pityriasis rosea is a wide spread rash without itching. This condition can appear after a viral illness and will usually resolve spontaneously after approximately 6 weeks.
- Scabies – Characterized as an itchy skin condition caused by the infestation of a mite. The infection can be passed from one person to another with close personal contact.
- Scleroderma – A connective tissue disorder characterized by progressive, symmetric induration and thickening of the skin, mainly over the back of the neck and upper back. Light therapy is indicated for certain types.
- Seborrheic Keratosis – A lesion which is raised with a waxy top. The lesion or lesions can become very large and irritated requiring removal. These lesions are not malignant.
- Skin Tags – Skin tags are fleshy and elongated. They are not cancerous but can become inflamed and irritated requiring removal. Most skin tags grow on the neck, groin, under arm and face area.
- Tinea (Fungus of the skin) – Tinea of the body is known as ringworm. However, this fungus can also infect the scalp, fingernails, groin (jock itch), and feet (athlete’s foot). Proper diagnosis is essential for treatment.
- Uticaria (Hives) – Uticaria is seen on the skin as a raise often red welt. The area will have intense itching. Causes of uticaria can be from allergens or hypersensitivity to foods or drugs. Other triggers may be heat, cold, water or light. Evaluation is needed to determine the cause and treatment.
- Vitiligo – Vitiligo is the loss of pigment in the skin. The immune system attacks the melanocytes. The melanocytes are the pigment cells in our skin. This condition can also be associated with other systemic diseases. Light therapy is used to stimulate the melanocytes.
- Warts – Cause from a virus. Warts can grow in many areas of the body and become very unsightly. Treatment will depend on the type of wart, size and location.
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