Skin disease can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional ones, especially when the disease persists over the course of months or even years. Dr. Dominic Cusumano offers effective care for skin diseases including acne, psoriasis and eczema so patients can manage or relieve their symptoms enjoying healthier and more attractive skin.
What kinds of symptoms can skin diseases cause?
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary such as an allergic reaction or permanent and may be painless or painful. Some common symptoms include redness, rash, hives, itching, oozing, and crusting.
What causes acne?
Acne is the most common skin disease, affecting countless people worldwide both physically and emotionally. While acne can occur at any age, it is most often seen in adolescents due to increased oil production and clogged pores, resulting in pimples and pustules. Most acne can be treated with over the counter products but in more severe cases a dermatologist’s expertise may be needed to achieve clearer skin.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a non-contagious skin disease in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed. This sometimes results from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, systemic inflammatory disease that is characterized by symptoms and signs such as elevated itchy plaques of raised red skin covered with thick silvery scales. Psoriasis is usually found on the elbows, knees, and scalp but can often affect the legs, trunk, and nails. There is no known cure for this condition, but it can be treated using topical ointments, light therapy and medications.
How are skin conditions treated?
That depends on what condition is occurring. Most acute skin conditions can be managed with topical preparations or oral medications while more chronic conditions may require changes in habits, like using special moisturizers or taking shorter showers to keep skin healthy. Some conditions like acne and psoriasis may require both oral and topical medicines that change over time as the disease and the patient’s needs evolve. Ongoing care is the best way to manage chronic skin conditions to prevent breakouts and flareups.
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