Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology serving Jacksonville, FL, Neptune Beach, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL
When you have a skin disorder like psoriasis, eczema, or acne, you want the best in quality care to help you manage symptoms and outbreaks. Board-certified dermatologist Oliver Perez, MD, of Advantage Dermatology, has the experience and training necessary to provide evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment for many skin disorders. Call the Neptune Beach or Jacksonville, Florida, office today, or use the online tool to learn more.
Skin Disorders Q&A
When should I see a dermatologist for a skin disorder?
Indications that you have a skin disorder include:
- Persistent rashes or skin infections
- Itchy, flaky, or swollen skin
- Patches of scaly skin
- Raw, reddened, or sensitive skin
- Unusual bumps or lesions
- Changes in skin tone or texture
These symptoms may be due to a skin disorder that would benefit from professional dermatological care.
What are common skin disorders?
Not every rash or lesion indicates that you have a skin disorder. But a visit to the dermatologist can put your mind at ease and if you should have something like rosacea or psoriasis, help you minimize outbreaks.
Common skin conditions include:
Warts are caused by a virus and appear as lumps and bumps on the surface of your skin. Some warts go away on their own, but some require medical intervention.
Acne is the most commonly diagnosed skin disorder in the United States. The blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, pustules, cysts, and nodules can be chronic and cause scarring. Acne may appear on your face, buttocks, upper arms, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.
Rashes or hives
You can develop a rash or hives as a result of an allergic reaction, skin irritation, drug side effect, or insect bite. Some rashes and hives clear up quickly on their own, but if yours persists for several days, causes extreme discomfort, oozes, or recurs frequently — seek care.
Dermatitis refers to general skin irritations and could indicate eczema. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash.
Eczema can cause long-lasting flare-ups that keep you awake at night and persist for weeks or months. It often first shows up as itchy, dry skin on your neck, chest, feet, hands, scalp, and elbows.
Suspect eczema if you have raw and sensitive skin, small raised bumps, thickened or cracked skin, or grayish, reddish, or brown patches.
Eczema is common in young children and often goes away as they get older. Symptoms are manageable, but there’s no cure.
Psoriasis happens when your immune system causes your skin cells to mature too quickly and build up on top of one another. Symptoms of psoriasis include:
- Scaly, white plaques
- Raised, inflamed patches of skin
- Dry skin that cracks and bleeds
Psoriasis requires medical management.
Rosacea affects millions of Americans. The condition appears as ongoing facial redness and acne-like pimples. Some people may develop a bulbous nose and itchy, watery eyes.
What is the treatment for skin disorders?
Dr. Perez customizes your skin disorder treatment depending on the type and severity. You may benefit from:
- Topical or oral prescription medications
- Laser treatments
- Light therapy
- Excision or cryotherapy
The staff also helps you identify and avoid triggers for eczema, rashes, dermatitis, rosacea, and psoriasis. You’ll learn how to manage outbreaks with at-home treatments as well.
If you have a skin disorder that needs attention, contact Advantage Dermatology. Call today or book your appointment online.