Patients near Sunset Park who have changes in their skin can turn to Dr. Tatiana Khrom and Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics for customized treatment plans including skin rashes treatment. Dr. Khrom takes time to treat and educate patients on the best skin care practices. This includes discussing home-based treatments for symptoms such as rashes that may seem minor and the importance of seeing a physician.
The importance of seeing a physician
With the availability of information online, many patients try to self-diagnose and treat themselves without seeking medical advice. DIY treatments sound easy. However, hey may not be effective or they may cause unwanted side effects. Self-diagnosing and following DIY treatments does not accurately assess or determine the underlying cause.
Skin conditions should be assessed by a dermatologist. A dermatologist can determine what may actually be causing the rash. Skin inflammation and rashes are common problems in dermatology and may signify deeper problems. The inflammation may be caused by the occasional itchy, red rash or by an underlying condition such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Each condition has rash like symptoms. The skin may be red, itchy, or inflamed, but the treatments of the conditions are different. A custom treatment plan may include oral or topical medications, laser and light therapies, or chemical peels.
Physicians are specialists who are trained to treat your skin. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Khrom has a deep understanding of the skin and how products and treatments affect it. As your doctor, she treats you personally, knows your medical history, and understands how a product may interact with your skin or body. Trust your doctor.
Common skin conditions with rashes
Rashes can be annoying and can impact your everyday life. They can be symptoms of a number of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. If you have a rash on your face and/or body or it is negatively affecting your life, it is time to seek treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.
Eczema is a common skin condition involving red, itchy patches. It often appears on the face and chin but can show up elsewhere on the body as well. Although it is commonly found in young children, older children and adults can be affected even if they did not have it at an early age. The biggest indicator of eczema is itchy skin. Additional symptoms of eczema can vary but may include the following:
- Dry skin
- Red patches
- Dark colored patches of skin
- Rough or scaly skin
- Oozing or crusting
Common treatment plans include oral medications, steroid creams, nonsteroidal treatments, and light therapies. Your dermatologist may also recommend avoiding certain triggers to manage your eczema.
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin condition that affects nearly 7.5 million patients in the United States. It impacts adults and children. In psoriasis, skin cell production occurs more rapidly than normal. Cells multiply and regenerate faster than the body can eliminate them. Without the time to remove the extra cells, individuals have an excess of dry skin. Symptoms may include rashes, dry skin, or flaking skin. The skin may also crack or develop fissures.
Psoriasis may flare up and go away at random. Common triggers include stress, infections, medication, dry air, sun exposure, alcohol, or smoking. Although there currently is no cure for psoriasis, there are treatments to ease the symptoms. Psoriasis can go into remission for an extended period of time giving patients relief. Proper diagnosis from a board-certified dermatologist ensures the appropriate care for your needs. Treatment options may include topical and internal medications or phototherapy.
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Rosacea is a skin condition that appears as a rash on the face. Patients may appear flushed or with rosy cheeks. The most common symptom is redness on the cheeks, chin, nose, or forehead. Blood vessels may also show through the skin and swell. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown but heredity, environmental, and internal factors contribute to the problem. A treatment plan may include laser treatment, light therapy, chemical peels, and guidance to avoid triggers.
Always consult a physician before self-diagnosing and trying a do-it-yourself rash treatment. If you are experiencing changes in your skin, contact Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics at the primary location in Brooklyn by calling 718-751-0674. The practice has three locations in and around the New York area.