Skin disorders can often be a cause for distress and even depression in those that suffer from them. While many of these conditions are easily treated, others may require more extensive treatment. Our physicians can evaluate, test, and determine the best course of treatment for any of your dermatological needs.
Some examples of skin conditions:
Contact Dematitis: a red itchy rash caused by contact with a substance, but is not contagious. This can include allergic reactions to soaps, perfumes, cosmetics and jewelry.
Environmental Allergies: a reaction to irritants found in your surroundings, such as mold, pollen and dust mites.
Cutaneous Lymphomas: are rare types of cancers that attack the skin. Your doctor will carefully examine your skin and look for other signs that may give clues about your diagnosis, such as swollen lymph nodes and may do skin biopsy, blood tests, bone marrow biopsy and/or imaging tests, such as computerized tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET) scan to assess your condition.
Scleroderma: a group of rare diseases that affect the skin and connective tissue by hardening and tightening. For some affected by scleroderma, the blood vessels and internal organs are affected as well.
Lupus: an autoimmune disease where the bodys immune system attacks itself. The signs of Lupus can vary greatly but may include:
- Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
- Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose or rashes elsewhere on the body
- Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure (photosensitivity)
- Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes
- Headaches, confusion and memory loss
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