Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause itchy and dry skin, rashes, scaly patches, blisters, and skin infections. There are seven different types of eczema. The most common type is atopic dermatitis. The other six are: contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.
According to the National Eczema Foundation, more than 31 million Americans have some form of eczema. Although there is no cure for eczema, you can manage its symptoms with proper treatment. Remedies may include using moisturizing creams and lotions, topical corticosteroids, and therapies that target the immune system. Limiting your exposure to certain triggers and irritants can also help prevent flare-ups.
At Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in successfully diagnosing and treating eczema with treatment plans that are personalized to your specific needs.
Psoriasis is an inflammatory, autoimmune condition that causes the body to overproduce skin cells. The increased production and cell turnover rate lead to plaque buildups and scaling on the surface of the skin. People with psoriasis often have thick, red, or white scaly rashes that can develop anywhere on the body. The buildups are dry, itchy, and sore for many people.
While there’s no cure, there are several psoriasis treatment options for managing your condition. One of the best methods for managing your psoriasis is enlisting the help of an experienced dermatologist.
At FLDSCC, our team of dermatologists will work with you to build a treatment plan that helps reduce skin inflammation, slow skin cell growth, and remove plaque buildups. Your specific care plan will factor depending on your age, overall health, size of the rash, and location on your body.
If you’re living with an inflammatory skin condition like psoriasis, Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers can help. Schedule an appointment with us today by contacting the clinic location nearest you.
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Pain is usually the first symptom of shingles – some people experience shingles pain without ever developing the rash.
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus stays inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.
While it isn’t a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful. Early treatment from a trusted dermatologist can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications.
If you suspect you may have shingles, contact our dedicated team at Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers. We specialize in diagnosing conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. We have multiple locations around Florida – find the one nearest you and call today to schedule an appointment.