Skin Disease Treatments in Florida

What is a skin disease?

A skin disease describes any medical condition that relates to your skin, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and vitiligo, just to name a few. When a skin disease is present, it can cause discomfort, itching, swelling, inflammation, and a slew of other painful symptoms that may cause disruption to your everyday life. At Pruett Dermatology, our providers are experts when it comes to skin conditions and diseases. We offer professional evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment to control and manage your skin disorder symptoms.

What are some common types of skin diseases?

The most common skin diseases treated by our skin doctors at Pruett Dermatology include the following:

Eczema

Affecting about 3% of the U.S. population, eczema flare-ups can be very uncomfortable. The disease causes irritation of the skin, as well as inflammation on the skin’s surface. Management of eczema symptoms is possible with the help of a dermatologist, such as Dr. Pruett, who can offer the latest eczema treatment options.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is characterized by scaly red patches of skin with white scales. The disorder is the result of an overproduction of skin cells that causes a build up of dead skin at the surface. Flare-ups from psoriasis can seemingly come out of nowhere and are often irritating or itchy. Visit a dermatologist, such as Dr. Pruett in Florida, for psoriasis treatment and management.

Rosacea

This skin condition appears as small red blemishes or discoloration in the skin, generally in the cheeks or nose. Rosacea may give the appearance of blushing even when a person is not. This can affect a person’s self-confidence and appearance. Treatment for rosacea is offered at Pruett Dermatology.

Vitiligo

Skin discoloration and loss of pigmentation in certain areas of the skin are the main characteristics of the skin disease known as vitiligo. The condition usually affects younger people between the ages of 10 and 30, but can occur at any age and is often found in multiple areas of the body. A skilled dermatologist can evaluate your vitiligo symptoms and recommend the best treatment options for your needs.

What causes a skin disease?

Skin conditions can occur for a variety of different reasons. To learn more about the possible causes of your skin disorder, visit a skin care expert at Pruett Dermatology, who can evaluate your exact condition.

Often, a skin condition is the result of one or more of the below factors:

  • Immune system problem
  • Genetic abnormality
  • Allergy
  • Skin abnormality or dysfunction
  • Sun damage

Additionally, certain factors can exacerbate a person’s symptoms if they suffer from a skin disease. Skin disease symptoms can be affected by one or more of the following:

  • Sun exposure
  • Certain infections
  • Stress
  • Allergens
  • Extreme hot or cold
  • Certain materials
  • Trauma
  • Skin injuries
  • Certain medications
  • Exercising

What are the symptoms of a skin disease?

Visit our skin care experts at Pruett Dermatology for an accurate evaluation and diagnosis of your skin disease symptoms. While the symptoms of a skin disease will vary depending on the exact condition, some of the more common signs of a skin disorder may include the following:

  • Redness
  • Discoloration
  • Patchiness
  • Pigment loss
  • Scaling
  • Blistering
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Itching

How is a skin disease diagnosed?

If you experience symptoms of a skin disease, Dr. Pruett at Pruett Dermatology in Florida can give you an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment to manage your discomfort and symptoms. Our practice utilizes a wide range of skin disease tests to help us determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Additionally, we approach every patient as a unique individual, taking into consideration all of your specific symptoms and concerns when making a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. The exact type of skin disease test that may be performed at Pruett Dermatology will vary depending on your skin symptoms, and might include a skin allergy test to rule out a possible allergic reaction.

What are my skin disease treatment options?

Dr. Pruett has over 25 years of experience treating a wide range of skin diseases for the Florida Keys community. Depending on the specific skin condition you’re suffering from, we’ll develop a treatment plan that is unique to you and your needs. Some of the treatment options available at Pruett Dermatology include:

If you are experiencing symptoms of a skin disease, visit Pruett Dermatology. Dr. Pruett is an experienced, board-certified skin doctor and dermatologic surgeon who has been serving the Florida Keys community for over 25 years. Pruett Dermatology can treat a wide variety of skin problems and cares for every individual patient with a personal touch. Visit our warm and welcoming office today or schedule an appointment by calling 305.664.8828 or fill out the form on this page.

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