Skin Conditions Newnan
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. As such, there are many common conditions that can affect the health and appearance of your skin. From concerns about recurring acne to shingles, our certified doctors are dedicated to diagnosing and developing a unique treatment plan for your skin conditions, no matter what they are.
There are several different kinds of dermatitis, including atopic, contact, and seborrheic. Atopic dermatitis appears as an eczematous rash that itches and burns. Contact dermatitis is an eczematic skin reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergen. Seborrheic dermatitis, a scaling disorder of the face, ears, and scalp, develops when yeast begins to overgrow on the skin.
Contagious Skin Conditions: STDs and Scabies
STDs and fungal conditions can result in fairly common skin disorders and problems. Venereal warts (HPV), herpes simplex-2, and the herpes simplex-1 can result in unpleasant warts, requiring treatment by laser, surgical excision, or other removal techniques. Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition that causes itching and discomfort; treatment for scabies is easy, however, it requires a topical cream solution.
Rashes and Inflammation
Many skin conditions result in uncomfortable rashes or discoloration. Hives and shingles are two common skin conditions characterized by painful, burning, or itching rashes on various parts of the body.
Discoloration and Spots
Skin discoloration, eruptions, or spots can indicate several different skin issues, including various degrees of acne, rosacea, or actinic keratosis. Acne, an extremely common skin disorder, can be treated and controlled with topical or oral medication. Rosacea, a disorder which causes unusual, extreme redness, flushing, and breakouts, cannot be treated; however, it can be controlled with medication and topical treatments. Actinic keratosis is a precancerous, sandpaper-like skin condition caused by sun damage. It is extremely important to monitor this condition and consult a dermatologist if lesions appear.
Affecting two percent of the adult population, psoriasis is a disease in which the body produces more skin than it can eliminate. This results in lesions, abnormal nail growth, sores, and other conditions. A dermatologist can help devise a treatment plan to reduce conditions and identify triggers that can cause flare-ups.
Rashes, Fungus, and Warts
Sharing facilities, athletic equipment, and clothing can sometimes result in skin conditions such as sports rashes, warts, and nail fungus. These are commonly treated with medication and, occasionally, excision.
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