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With more than 50 Florida locations, Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery has the skill and experience to help patients protect and care for their skin. Call (866) 608-9531 to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable dermatologists.
Psoriasis is a common chronic disease that commonly manifests as reddish patches of skin covered by silvery scales. Oftentimes, flare-ups are triggered by factors such as environmental changes or stress. By identifying your unique triggers, you and your dermatologist can develop an effective long-term psoriasis management plan.
Mental and emotional stresses have been linked to the development and worsening of psoriasis symptoms. Worry about upcoming events, your job, your schoolwork, or your family and friends can all contribute to a flare-up. Healthy management of stress can reduce the severity and frequency of active psoriasis episodes.
Injury or Infection
Injuries to or infections of the skin can lead to psoriasis flare-ups. Skin injuries that may cause a flare-up include scratches, cuts, sunburns, and even bruises. Other conditions that may trigger psoriasis include dermatitis, herpes, strep throat, and skin infections like cellulitis.
Dry, cold weather can sap moisture from the skin, resulting in patches of dry, itchy skin and triggering psoriasis flare-ups. Dry indoor air can also irritate the skin. In addition, changes in weather or humidity level, such as those that often occur during the spring or fall, may also affect your skin and worsen psoriasis.
Hormonal changes have been identified as psoriasis triggers for some individuals, particularly when hormone levels drop following a sustained period of higher activity. Oftentimes, psoriasis first develops shortly after puberty, when hormone levels begin to decrease. Pregnancy may also affect the severity of your psoriasis. Many women see a decrease in psoriasis symptoms early in pregnancy, followed by a worsening of symptoms after giving birth.
You can find the help you need in managing psoriasis or other skin conditions at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Find your nearest Florida location and learn more about our clinical dermatology by calling (866) 608-9531. You can also find additional up-to-date information about psoriasis and skin health on our website.
Rashes may appear on your child’s skin for a variety of reasons, including allergies, injuries, and infections. Many rashes are harmless and can be easily prevented to avoid discomfort. If your child has a rash that you aren’t sure about, visit an experienced dermatologist to determine its origin and the best course of treatment.
Many rashes result from exposure to an allergen. Some allergens, such as poison ivy and certain insect bites, cause itchy rashes in most children. Your child may also have a less common skin allergy, such as sensitivity to nickel or certain types of skin cleansers. Learn your child’s allergies and take steps to stop contact with those allergens to prevent uncomfortable rashes. Teach your child to recognize allergenic plants and avoid them. Dressing your child in long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes while hiking is important for preventing skin irritation. Ensure your child is wearing insect repellant when spending time outdoors to minimize the likelihood of insect bites.
Sunburn is a form of rash that can cause pain and skin damage. The sun’s rays can cause sunburn at any time of the year, so make sunscreen a part of your child’s daily routine. Apply sunscreen approximately 20 minutes before going outside, and reapply it every few hours during days spent outdoors, especially when swimming.
Rashes may occur in children who have skin conditions that cause dry, irritated skin, such as eczema. Avoid using strong soaps and talk to your child’s dermatologist about recommended products for his skin. Use moisturizer on your child’s skin following baths or showers, and avoid using overly hot water, as cooler water promotes better moisture retention in the skin.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for dermatitis, eczema, and many other skin conditions. Contact us today by calling (866) 608-9531 to schedule an appointment at any one of our 50 Florida locations. You can also learn more about rashes and preventive skin care by clicking through our blog.
Nail fungus is a common type of skin infection that can affect the nails of the fingers or toes. These infections occur when your skin comes into contact with certain types of fungus that prefer warm, dark, and moist environments to thrive. These microorganisms enter the nail bed via cuts in the skin or small separations between the nail and the skin. Toenails are particularly susceptible to fungus because of the warm, moist environment created in your shoes when your feet perspire. Risk factors for developing nail fungus include living in a humid climate, wearing socks and shoes that do not allow your feet to breathe, and having repeated minor injury to the areas where the tips of your fingers or toes attach to your nails.
Treat fingernail and toenail fungus with dermatological care from Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. We provide prompt and effective topical and oral treatment options to eliminate skin infections and their symptoms. Check out our blog for more skin health information or call (866) 608-9531 to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists today!