Problems with my skin
“Problems with my skin,” is the number one reason that people seek out dermatology treatment. A dermatologist is a physician that is dedicated to diagnosing and treating children and adults who suffer with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Eczema is one of the five most common skin disorders, and at time of the year, it is the number one reason. It is important to understand that the word ‘eczema’ is a collective term to describe what is happening with your skin. If your dermatologist tells you that you have an eczematous rash, your skin is very likely to be red, scaly, crusty and even dotted with blisters. The most common sensation felt by eczema sufferers is itching and stinging. However, there are different types and causes of eczema. Once your dermatologist diagnosis your specific type of eczema, she or he can help you perform the appropriate skin care that will promote healing.
Some of the more common types of eczema include:
- Atopic dermatitis – a chronic condition that makes your skin red and itchy.
- Nummular and asteototic eczema – a skin condition characterized by round patches or plaques.
- Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis – symptoms range from dandruff to greasy scales with reddened skin.
- Contact dermatitis – itchy, blistering skin rash caused by the direct contact of a substance with the skin.
- Irritant dermatitis – a form of contact dermatitis, in which the skin is injured by friction, environmental factors, or exposure to chemicals
Medical dermatology for eczema
Even though the causes of eczema can differ, the rash and skin changes are similar. Eczema breakouts compromise the skin’s ability to protect from irritants and/or inflammation. A board-certified dermatologist can recommend treatments and skin care that will help calm the inflammation and improve the eczema overall. You will receive specific information for your type of type of eczema and dry sensitive skin. Instead of a trial and error approach with over-the-counter products, your doctor can show you how to prevent these skin problems by creating an appropriate skin care routine.
Eczema treatment at Dermatology specialists of Charlotte
If you are seeking solutions for problems with itching or irritated skin, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to chemical peels, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They are equipped for treatment of both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a consultation to determine your “problems with my skin” issues.