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Rosacea is a disease which affects the skin of the face. In certain cases, rosacea may occur on the neck, chest, or ears. The disease is characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Rosacea makes the skin appear red and ruddy, and has been known to irritate the eyes. The malady tends to make the redness more prominent over time. Blood vessels might appear. When the disease is left untreated, the skin may become permanently swollen and bumpy.
Rosacea can be found in all segments of the population. It appears people with fair skin may be at greater risk. Women get rosacea more often than men do, but the symptoms tend to be more pronounced in men.
Only a dermatologist should diagnose rosacea. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. Due to this fact, there is no single cure for this disease. Your dermatologist will be able to treat, control, and reverse some of the more obvious symptoms. Topical and oral treatments have been proven to be effective.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that is characterized by red patches which become scaly and white over time. The blemishes can become itchy and stinging in the course of the disease. It tends to be associated with other health conditions, such as heart disease, obesity, and alcoholism. A majority of the time, psoriasis manifests on the joints and scalp, but it can appear everywhere.
There are no special blood tests to diagnose the disease. Your dermatologist needs to examine the affected area to determine whether someone has the disease. A biopsy and an inspection under the microscope may be needed.
Similar to rosacea, there is no single known cause of the disease. This means that psoriasis cannot be entirely cured. There is a wide variety of treatments available to help alleviate the worst symptoms of the disease. A combination of topical treatment, oral medication, and light therapies may help. The goal is to stop the excess production of cells.
Acne affects millions of Americans. It is one of the most common skin disorders today. There are a few different types of acne, including whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules. Acne ranges in severity, from mild cases to severe acne. Moderate cases of acne can be treated with over the counter medication. Those with more extreme cases and people with persistent acne may want to see a dermatologist.
There are a few alternatives for treating acne. Oral medication is available. Bacteria, a change in hormones, and clogged pores are known to cause acne, and tablets and pills allay the worst of these. Topical medication, including creams and oils, may also be effective. These are applied directly to the face. Nutritional supplements might also help those who suffer from acne.
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologist
Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias are board-certified dermatologists. We have offices conveniently located in Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale. If you have any questions about our medical services, call us today.