Skin conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis, and other flare-ups can be uncomfortable and frustrating for many patients. At The Dermatology Clinic, we understand the unease that comes with red, bumpy, or scaly patches on the skin and we exist to accurately diagnose and effectively manage these conditions for improved skin health and appearance.
Alleviate Discomfort from Common Skin Conditions with Professional Treatment.
Dermatitis is a broad term used to describe inflamed skin. It can occur on any part of the body and in many different forms and is most commonly caused by allergies, infections, irritating substances, or stress.
Although it is not contagious or threatening to your overall health, dermatitis can be frustrating and uncomfortable for many patients. Our team of board-certified dermatologists will help uncover the triggers of your inflammation and can prescribe medication when needed.
Eczema is a common form of dermatitis that occurs with damage to the skin barrier. It typically appears as red, bumpy, itchy, dry patches on the skin. Eczema often begins in childhood with 90% of cases appearing before age five but flare-ups can continue into adulthood.
The doctors at The Dermatology Clinic will work with you to determine the cause of eczema outbreaks and recommend light therapy or prescribe a topical medication for relief.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that typically causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches on the knees, elbows, scalp, and trunk. These rashes tend to come and go in cycles, flaring up for a few weeks and then subsiding for a similar amount of time. Psoriasis is often painful.
Although it is not clear exactly what causes psoriasis, sunburn, cold weather, hormonal changes, lifestyle habits, infections, and medications have been seen as triggers. Treatment includes light therapy or prescription medications.
Also known as KP or chicken skin, keratosis pilaris is a non-harmful skin condition that appears as small bumps around a hair follicle. These bumps are typically painless and range in color from red, to white, brown, or the same color as the skin. KP most commonly occurs on the upper arms in children and teenagers.
Most cases can be treated at home with exfoliation and moisturizer but our dermatologists can provide medicated creams when needed.
Hives are red bumps or welts that swell on the skin’s surface as a result of an allergic reaction. They are often very itchy and can range from the size of a pea to a dinner plate.
Often, hives subside on their own within 24 hours. Some patients do experience chronic hives that last for longer periods of time but are not permanent. Our skin specialists can prescribe a topical or oral antihistamine for relief from itchiness and discomfort.
Commonly beginning as a small white spot on the nail, nail fungus is an infection that causes discoloration and textural changes on the fingernails or toenails. It is most common among elderly people due to slower nail growth and exposure to fungi over time.
Nail fungus is often seen as a purely cosmetic issue but it does require medical attention to avoid any complications. Most cases will be treated with a topical or oral antifungal medication.