Acne: Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it's common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. Acne is commonly thought of as a teenage problem; however, this skin condition can trouble people in any stage of life. Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin as acne clears. We can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it.
Rosacea: A common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time. Rosacea can also cause more than redness and with time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face. Rosacea has four subtypes:
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
Papulopustular Rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
Phymatous Rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
Ocular Rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.
Rashes (Eczema, Psoriasis): To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However, it is not always so simple. Rashes can appear as blotches, welts or blisters; they can be red, itchy, scaly, or dry; and they can occur in one area of skin or all over the body. In addition, some rashes may come and go, while others never seem to go away. Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. Rashes can come in many forms and, depending on the cause, take days or even weeks to heal.
Warts: Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way. Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth.