Acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States.
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease in children. Children often get atopic dermatitis (AD) during their first year of life. If a child gets AD during this time, dry and scaly patches appear on the skin. These patches often appear on the scalp, forehead, and face. These patches are very common on the cheeks.
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a type of cancer of the immune system. CTCL is caused by a mutation of T cells. The malignant T cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear. These lesions change shape as the disease progresses, typically beginning as what appears to be a rash which can be very itchy and eventually forming plaques and tumors before metastasizing to other parts of the body.
Eczema is a condition that involves dry, irritated, and usually very itchy skin. Is incredibly common and affects approximately 1 in 10-20 people in the U.S., from the very young to the very old. This red and itchy skin condition leads to scratching, which only worsens the rash.
Folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin with the exception of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The rash may appear as pimples that come to white tips on the face, chest, back, arms, legs, buttocks and head.
Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer and can significantly jeopardize your long-term health. If gone undetected, melanomas can spread rapidly to other parts of the body. Once melanomas spread, they can often be fatal.
Melasma is one of the most common skin problems. It can lead to noticeable dark brown discoloration in the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and especially the upper lip. It can even appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.
There are many causes and treatments to painful skin/joints. If you are experiencing pain and feel you are in a medical emergency, call 911. Schedule your appointment with Charleston Dermatology to learn how we can help you.
Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. If you have a rash and notice any of the following symptoms call Charleston Dermatology to schedule an appointment.
Think only teenagers get acne? Think again! Rosacea is a disorder that often shows up in the middle of life and affects both men and women. Rosacea can cause a number of unwanted changes to the skin. Redness, swelling, flushing, acne-like pimples, and overgrown oil glands are all different manifestations of this cosmetically bothersome affliction.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso that is chronic, relapsing and usually mild dermatitis. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. In adolescents and adults, seborrhoeic dermatitis usually presents as scalp scaling or as redness of the nasolabial fold.
A seborrheic keratosis, also known as seborrheic verruca or a senile wart, is a non-cancerous skin tumor that originates from cells in the outer layer of the skin. Like liver spots, seborrheic keratoses are seen more often as people age.
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are similar to basal cell carcinomas in that they tend to arise in sun-damaged skin. Also, they are an incredibly common cancer, with approximately 700,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs. However, unlike basal cell carcinomas, SCCs can spread to other parts of your body. With early diagnosis and treatment, SCC is highly curable. If you believe you have SCC, schedule an appointment with our team today.
Warts are actually infections caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Warts are contagious and can spread with contact, so be sure not to pick, scratch, or bite your warts. At Charleston Dermatology, we have many wart-eradicating treatments available to help get rid of these bothersome bumps. Stop by and see us for all of the latest treatments.