The specialty of dermatology includes the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders involving the skin, hair and nails. Below are some of the common dermatological conditions that we treat:
Acne is a very common skin problem that shows up as outbreaks of bumps called pimples or zits. Acne usually appear on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne can be a source of emotional distress, and severe cases can lead to permanent acne scars. Photo Click here for information on skin and hair care for acne patients.
Actinic Keratosis are dry, scaly patches that form on sun exposed areas of the skin, including the scalp, face, forearms, and back of the hands.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis is an extremely itchy rash that develops when someone comes into contact with a substance to which he or she is allergic.
Age Spots are are flat, brown-black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body.
Atopic Dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin.
Dandruff is the shedding of excessive amounts of dead skin from the scalp.
Dry Skin, also referred to as xerosis, is often itchy and irritating
Eczema and Dermatitis are similar terms used to describe an itchy rash with inflamed skin.
Hair Loss is a common complaint among patients. Although is it normal to shed hairs each day, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning hair line, and areas of baldness.
Herpes Simplex viruses are DNA viruses that cause acute skin infections and present as grouped blisters on the skin.
Impetigo is a common infection of the top layers of the skin. It occurs most frequently in children ages 2 to 6 years. It usually starts when bacteria gets into a cut, scratch or insect bite.
Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin disease caused by a virus that is very common among young children.
Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis) is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails.
Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac are common plants of the genus toxicodendron that contain an oil called urushiol. When urushiol oil touches the skin, many people develop an itchy and inflamed rash due to an immune response called contact dermatitis.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches on the limbs, trunk, scalp, and other parts of the body. It is not contagious.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face that can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, and back. Click here for information on rosacea skin care.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common skin disorder that causes flaking skin in areas where the skin is oily, such as on the scalp, and around the ears, eyebrows, eyelids (blepharitis), nasal folds, armpits, and groin.
Seborrheic Keratoses are dark skin growths that appear in adulthood. Although they may be large and grow quickly, they are benign.
Shingles is a painful, blistering rash that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
Skin Cancer occurs when skin cells start growing abnormally, causing cancerous growths. Most skin cancers develop on the visible outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), particularly in sun-exposed areas (face, head, hands, arms, and legs). They are usually easy to detect by examining the skin, which increases the chances of early treatment and survival.
Skin Infections are common and may be caused by bacteria, fungus or viruses.
Skin Tags are a common, benign type of growth that appears on the surface of the the skin, often hanging by a stalk.
Sun Spots are are flat, brown-black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body.
Warts are growths on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
For more information on skin disorders and
diseases please visit the American Academy of Dermatology web site at:
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