Medical Dermatology

Acne is a common skin condition by whiteheads, clogged pores and kindled red pimples.. It happens on whilst the pores of the skin end up clogged from immoderate oil manufacturing from the oil glands inflicting them to accumulate dirt, debris, and bacteria.

The top of the plug may be white (whiteheads), or dark (blackheads). If the plug ruptures, the material insode , including the oil and bacteria can spread to the surrounding area causing an inflammatory reaction. If the inflammation is deep beneath the skin, it could cause painful cysts to form.

Acne, which normally appears on the face and shoulders can also appear on the trunk, the arms, legs and buttocks. It is most common among teenagers but can happen at any age. If you are suffering from acne, we can help. We have several treatments that can help to get your acne under control.

Eczema is a disease in the form of dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. Unlike psoriasis, eczema is often likely to be found on the flexor aspect of the joints. Symptoms of eczema may include:

* redness
* skin swelling
* dry, itchy skin
* crusting
* flaking
* blistering
* cracking
* oozing
* bleeding
There are many types of treatments depending upon the individual, the severity of the eczema, and its location. Eczema treatments may include:

* Corticosteroids — topical, oral or systemic
* Antibiotics — topical and/or oral to prevent and heal infections
* Moisturizers — to help control excessive dryness
* Itch relief medications — including antihistamines, and topical ointments such as hydrocortisone
* Change of diet and nutrition
* Light therapy

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects over 7 million Americans. It causes redness, itching, flaking and irritation. Most people suffering from psoriasis have irritated patches of skin that may be:

* Pink-red in color
* Dry and covered with silver-white, flaky skin called scales
* Raised, thick and rough

Psoriasis may also cause genital lesions in males, nail thickening, yellow-brown spots on the nails, separation of the nail from the base, and even joint pain or aching known as psoriatic arhritis.

Psoriasis is a constant, immune system infection that happens when the invulnerable framework conveys flawed signs which causes the development cycle of the skin cells to accelerate. There are five sorts of psoriasis, the most widely recognized structure being plaque psoriasis.

Currently there is no known cure for psoriasis, however, there are various treatments that we use here at Evans Dermatology that can help to clear psoriasis for a period of time.

The severity of the psoriaisis, where it is located, and the patient’s age, will determine what type of treatment to use. Psosriasis treatments include:

* Topical (applied to the skin)
* Photothereapy (ultraviolet light)
* Systemic (oral medication, injection)

Rosacea is a chronic dermatitis of the face. It is especially found on the cheeks and nose. Rosacea is characterized by a red coloration which sometimes includes acne-like pimples. It affects both men and women, but more commonly is expereinced by women between the ages of 30-60.

Many things can cause a flare up of rosacea, such sun exposure, stress, heavy exercise, and alcohol consumption, to name a few. There are also many types of treatments such as topical ointments and oral antibiotics. But, one of the best treatments for roscacea is laser treatment.

Rosacea laser treatments have proven to be very effective in controlling rosacea. With an adequate number of treatments, this method may actually help to eliminate the redness altogether. However, periodic rosacea laser treatments may be needed to get rid of newly-formed capillaries.

Skin cancer treatment depends at the size, type, depth and region of the pores and skin lesions. Often the extraordinary cells are surgically eliminated or destroyed with topical medications. Most skin cancer treatments require best a nearby anesthetic and they may be achieved in an outpatient setting.

Sometimes, after an initial biopsy, additional treatment is needed. Additional treatments may include:

* Freezing — skin cancers are frozen with liquid nitrogen, causing the dead tissue to slough off when it thaws. Repeat treatment may be needed.
* Excisional surgery — the cancerous tissue is cut out as well as a surrounding margin of healthy skin to make sure all of the cancer is removed.
* Laser therapy — a precise, highly concentrated beam of light is used to vaporize the growth, with little damage caused to the surrounding tissue. This method may be used to treat superficial skin cancers ore precancerous growths on the lips.
* Curettage and electrodessication — after most of the growth is removed, the doctor scratches away layers of malignant growth of the cancel with a circular blade called a curet. The electric needle kill the remaining cancer cells. This is common in treating little or slender basal cell malignant growths.
* Mohs surgery — a doctor removes skin growth layer by layer and examines them under a microscope until no abnormal cells remain.
* Radiation therapy – Radiation may be used to destroy basal and squamous cell carcinomas when surgery is not an option.
* Chemotherapy — drugs are used to kill cancer cells. For malignant growths influencing just the top layer of skin, creams and salves containing hostile to disease operators might be applied straightforwardly to the skin. Foundational chemotherapy can be utilized to treat skin malignancy that has spread to different pieces of the body.

Your skin is the largest organ and an important defender against invaders. Although it is constantly bombarded, it fends off most troubles quite successfully. Occasionally, however, an allergen may cause a reaction.

Symptoms can include hives or rashes, itching, and even cracking of the skin. The most common sites for an allergic reaction to occur is on areas that are most exposed such as the face, hands, arms and neck. However, any part of your body can be affected.

Potential allergens can be found basically everywhere. From the latex found in rubber gloves and bandages, to the chemicals found in laundry detergent, soaps, perfumes and hair products. From the nickel or chrome in the jewelry you are wearing to the deodorant you put on in the morning, any of these and other types of things could trigger allergic reactions.

The term “rash” is a general term alluding to a flare-up of knocks on the body that changes the manner in which the skin looks and feels. Rashes can be limited to one territory of the body or across the board. They can allude to different skin conditions. Basic classifications of rashes are:

* scaly patches of skin caused by fungal or bacterial infections
* scaly patches of skin not caused by infection
* red, itchy patches or bumps in a particular area or all over the body

Although rashes are seldom serious, self-diagnosis is not advised. Proper evaluation of a skin rash is important to find out what the rash is caused from in order to prescribe treatment.