Rash & Itch
We offer treatment topical therapies, light therapy, and laser treatment for rashes.
A list of common skin conditions we treat include:
Contact Irritant dermatitis
What is Psoriasis?
Kim Kardashian West and Cara Delevingne are two well-known celebrities with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disorder most commonly characterized by rough scaly plaques or patches. The patches can occur anywhere on the body and come and go. Stress, physical rubbing of the skin, and alcohol are triggers for eruptions.
Is psoriasis genetic?
Yes! It is a polygenic trait, meaning the changes of getting psoriasis increases significantly if both parents have psoriasis. One parent has a 8% chance of passing down psoriasis, while two parents have a 41% chance of passing it down.
How do you treat psoriasis?
The treatment of psoriasis becomes more aggressive depending on its severity. Our office uses different types of topical steroids or steroid injections. For the scalp, we use a special type of steroid or medications with tar or zinc. We also utilize several unique lasers and light therapy that helps treat the inflammation and redness. Our patients like our laser treatments because they can target large areas while still being very targeted.
Call us to schedule an appointment for your psoriasis.
What is dermatitis?
Dermatitis is an inflammatory rash that involves the top layers of the skin. It is red, itchy, and varies in size and location. They are always caused by something that irritates the skin. Common triggers are new household cleaning products or body products, industrial solvents, plants like poison ivy, excessive hand washing, and metal jewelry. Almost all people will experience a form of dermatitis in their lifetime.
How is dermatitis treated?
Firstly, we must find the source the of rash and avoid the trigger. Our office also treats dermatitis with topical steroids or anti-histamines and laser treatments and light therapy targeted at the redness. Dermatitis must be treated or it will continue to persist. Once treatment is started, you should expect the redness and itching to quickly improve.
Call us or conveniently use our website scheduler to schedule an appointment for your rash.
What is eczema?
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis. There is a genetic predisposition and it tends to occur in people who also have hay fever and asthma. It is characterized as a red, dry, and very itchy rash. It can occur at any age and is very common in children. It can occur anywhere on the body but is most common on the elbows, knees, and neck.
How do you treat eczema?
We treat eczema with topical steroids, light therapy, and laser treatments. We can use a combination of these treatment to achieve optimal results. Be sure to moisturize your skin often and avoid soaking your skin in hot baths or jacuzzis. Please contact our office to schedule an office consultation.