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Skin Conditions

Athletes Foot

What causes athlete’s foot?

Direct contact with fungus from an infected person or contaminated surfaces, such as a swimming pool.

 What are the symptoms of athlete’s foot?

  • Itching, burning, or dry skin between your toes or soles of your feet
  • Discolored, thick toenails

 How do you treat athletes’ foot?

Your doctor will prescribe OTC topical antifungal medications.

Eczema

What causes eczema?

There is no definitive cause, but environmental factors, irritants, allergens, and stress can play a role.

What are some symptoms of eczema?

  • Red, itchy skin
  • Bumps on the skin
  • Swelling
  • Rashes

How do you treat eczema?

Your doctor may prescribe topical ointments or oral medications.

Skin Rashes

What causes skin rashes?

A combination of factors such as infections, allergens, immune system disorders, heat and medications can cause skin rashes.

What are some symptoms of skin rashes?

  • Abnormal changes in skin color, texture, or appearance
  • Red, bumpy, itchy skin
  • Blisters
  • Scaly skin

How to do treat skin rashes?

OTC antihistamine or steroid creams may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms.

Lice

What causes lice?

Lice are tiny insects that can easily spread through close personal contact and by sharing belongings. Lice is most common among children.

What are the symptoms of lice?

  • Itchy scalp
  • Red, bumpy, itchy skin

Treatment

OTC products like shampoo or topical medications may be recommended.

Rosacea

What causes rosacea?

The cause is unknown, but your genes, blood vessels, and allergens can play a role.

What are some symptoms of rosacea?

  • Redness or burning of the skin
  • Patches of rough, dry skin
  • Bumps on your eyelids

  How do you treat rosacea?

Your doctor may recommend a skin regiment of creams and cleansers. More severe cases will be referred to a specialist.

Psoriasis

What causes psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease. There is currently no cure.

What are some symptoms of psoriasis?

The main symptom is the buildup of skin that results in bumpy red patches covered with white scales.

How do you treat psoriasis?

Your doctor may prescribe topical ointments and medications.

Warts

What causes warts?

Warts caused by direct contact with human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can appear on your fingers, hands, or feet.

What are the symptoms of warts?

  • Small, grainy bumps
  • Rough to the touch
  • Can be painful

How do you treat warts?

Warts are usually harmless and disappear on their own overtime. We offer an in-office procedure, cryotherapy, which freezes off the wart. OTC creams may be recommended.