Common Skin Conditions: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Dr. Indira Misra-Higgins directs and cares for patients daily at the Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI. Our doctor sees people for various skin conditions and wishes to explain the more common skin conditions, their causes, the symptoms, and possible treatment options. 

Common Skin Issues, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Common causes of skin issues include infection, autoimmune issues, cancer, and allergies. Each case offers a host of various symptoms and a wide array of treatment options. Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, provides care for some common skin conditions. 

  • Acne (vulgaris, comedones, nodular, cystic)
    Cause: oil from the skin and dead skin cells clog hair follicles
    Symptoms: pimples, white and blackheads, painful pus-filled lesions
    Treatment: antibiotics, retinoids, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide
  • Eczema
    Causes: unknown or varied causes, possible abnormal immune reactions, allergies, and genetics
    Symptoms: skin becomes scaly, cracked, bumpy, swollen, oozing of fluid, scarring, thickening
    Treatment: excellent skin hygiene, moisturizers, topical steroids, immunosuppressants, calcineurin inhibitors
  • Fungus
    Cause: Contact
    Symptoms: ring-like rash, skin peeling, cracking, itching, blistering
    Treatment: prescription antifungals, OTC antifungal medication
  • Contact Dermatitis
     Causes: skin reaction to an allergen like dyes, poison ivy, poison oak, chromium, nickel, latex, cosmetics, soaps, chemicals
    Symptoms: itchiness, blisters, pain, dryness, cracking
    Treatment: antihistamines, topical and oral steroids
  • Psoriasis (Guttate, Pustular, Inverse)
    Causes: The immune system attacks the skin
    Symptoms: rash, lesions, inflammation, spreads, scaly, red skin dots on children, pus-filled bumps, redness
    Treatment: topical and oral steroids, retinoids, methotrexate, phototherapy, biologic drugs, immunosuppressants. 
  • Skin Cancer (consultation as soon as possible)
    Causes: Excessive ultraviolet radiation or chemical exposure
    Symptoms: Irregularly shaped, unusually colored growths
    Treatment: Freezing, laser removal, Mohs surgery

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Call 248-723-5802 at the Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, and make an appointment to visit Dr. Misra-Higgins. Always expect unparalleled and quality skin care. We can help you!

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