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Atopic dermatitis is a common and long-lasting allergic skin reaction. It is characterized by an inflammation of the skin, causing symptoms which include swelling, blisters, and crusting. If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, visit a skin care doctor for evaluation and help with long-term management of your skin.
Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms
Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema, or chronic skin condition. It is characterized by inflammation when the skin encounters irritants. Those with atopic dermatitis may experience a reaction to any number of varying allergens. The skin forms dry patches which may appear scaly and itch. When scratched, the skin becomes dry, dark, and thick. Excessive dryness or scratching may cause cracks.
Atopic Dermatitis Causes
In some cases, atopic dermatitis is inherited from your parents. It may also result from environmental factors, such as allergens you encounter in your daily life. Although the exact cause of atopic dermatitis has not been discovered, this skin condition has been linked with other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever. Other factors such as stress, fatigue, or hormonal changes may also have an effect on the sensitivity of the skin.
Atopic Dermatitis Treatments
Dermatologists focus on rehydrating the skin and reducing inflammation. This is achieved with intensive moisturizing lotions and the application of topical steroids. Antihistamine medication may be taken orally to alleviate skin irritation and itchiness. If broken or scratched skin becomes infected, your dermatologist will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. While not curable, atopic dermatitis can be managed through a careful and complete regimen of skin care. Ensuring that the skin stays hydrated and avoiding known allergens can help those who suffer atopic dermatitis from experiencing allergic episodes and uncomfortable skin reactions.
People with atopic dermatitis can live a normal life and minimize the effects of this skin condition with the help of their dermatologist. Visit any one of Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery’s 50 Florida locations for immediate or long-term treatment for atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions. Call (866) 608-9531 or visit our website to learn more about our beauty and skin care services.
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The health of your skin is an important indicator of your overall health. Changes in your skin which concern you should prompt you to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat skin conditions, as well as help you to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
A Worrying Mole
Most people have anywhere from 10-40 common moles on their skin. Common moles are round, dark areas of the skin that may also form a raised, smooth bump. While these moles are harmless, the appearance of new moles or changes in existing moles could indicate skin cancer. If you experience changes to a mole or areas of new skin pigmentation, visit a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening.
Skin Care Questions
If you experience problems with dry or oily skin and want to start a new skin care regimen, your dermatologist will be able to help you determine the best products for your skin. If you have had previous trouble finding skin care products that work for you, a dermatological consultation can take the guesswork out of everyday skin care.
Signs of Aging
As your body ages, your skin loses elasticity and collagen. This causes wrinkles, folds, and changes in your skin’s appearance over time. Visit your dermatologist when you first begin to notice signs of aging in order to learn how to care for your skin as it ages. The right knowledge and products will help you maintain a youthful and healthy appearance at any age.
Many adults continue to deal with acne problems long past adolescence. There is no need to suffer in silence—visiting a dermatologist can get you back on track for clear, healthy skin. A dermatologist can evaluate the causes of your continuing acne and prescribe lifestyle changes or medication to help.
Provide your skin with the treatment it needs to stay looking its best by visiting Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Schedule your appointment with one of our skin doctors today by calling (866) 608-9531. Click on our website to explore common skin conditions and find helpful skin care tips.
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Psoriasis is a serious disease that affects more than six million people in the United States. This condition not only affects the appearance of the skin, but can also negatively impact an individual’s quality of life.
Psoriasis is likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Dysregulation within the immune system causes inflammation and the formation of psoriatic plaques. The body’s own T-cells, an important part of the immune system, become confused and contribute to the inflammation. To see this process in action and learn more about psoriasis, watch this informative video.
For long-term treatment and management of psoriasis and similar conditions, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery at (866) 608-9531. We provide clinical and cosmetic dermatology services at out 50 locations across the state of Florida. Visit us on the Web for more information on psoriasis and other skin conditions that your dermatologist can treat.
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They are certainly unpleasant to look at, but fungal nails are more than a mere cosmetic problem. The infection can also become painful for many patients. While your dermatologist can help to treat fungal nails and other nail infections, effective treatment often takes several months. By protecting your nails from infection, you can prevent the development of nail conditions and maintain clean, healthy and attractive nails.
Keep Your Nails Dry: Moisture is a major enemy of healthy nails because it creates an environment in which fungus thrives. Anytime that your nails come into contact with water, take extra care to dry both around the nails and under them. This includes every time you take a shower or bath, wash your hands, or even spend time in the garden. If your nails will be in prolonged contact with water, such as when washing dishes or cleaning, consider wearing protective gloves.
Keep Your Nails Clean: Keeping your nails clean is the next most important thing you can do to prevent nail infection. Maintaining clean nails includes more than just regular washing, though. Also be sure to keep your nails well groomed—the shorter the better—and free of debris. Try to cut your nails straight across and avoid clipping the corners down. You may even consider using some type of antifungal spray or medication if your nails are regularly exposed to soil or fungi.
Keep Your Nails Protected: In addition to protecting your nails from moisture, you should also protect them from cross-contamination. This means that if you are in the habit of having your nails professionally groomed or manicured, ensure that the facility you frequent is vigilant in their sanitation and sterilization guidelines.
To learn more about preventing skin and nail infections, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. To locate an office or dermatologist near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.