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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
May 31, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rashes  

Whether you find a discoloration, an oddly-shaped freckle or a rash, discovering an abnormality on your skin can be an unnerving experience. Many times, these things are nothing to worry about and go away on their own. However, sometimes a skin rash warrants a trip to your dermatologist. Learn more about rashes and treatment options with help from your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and RashPlainview, NY dermatologist at Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology.

Common Skin Rashes

  • Eczema: Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema is a common skin condition affecting about 35 million Americans. Eczema presents itself as red, weepy rashes usually found on the inner parts of the knee and elbow, and on the face, neck, ankles and wrists. People who suffer from asthma are more prone to develop eczema.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: This condition is the most common rash found in adults. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflamed form of the common scalp ailment dandruff. Found mostly on the scalp, forehead and around the nose, seborrheic dermatitis is normally treated with medicated shampoos or ointments.
  • Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin becomes irritated due to an allergic reaction to something it has come into contact with. Poison ivy and poison oak are common and well-known examples of contact dermatitis.
  • Psoriasis: Occurring mainly on the scalp, elbows and knees, psoriasis affects approximately 7.5 million people in the United States. Often, psoriasis presents itself as a rash which becomes flakey and silvery in color. The flakey skin forms scales and often falls off.

How can my Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview dermatologist help? 
Your dermatologist is your best tool in diagnosing and treating your skin rash. At your appointment, he or she will perform a physical examination and, if necessary, various testing to diagnose your rash. Most treatments begin conservatively, with creams, gels, ointments or other prescription medications. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle.

For more information on rashes and their treatment in the Long Island, NY area, please contact Dr. Daniel W. Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven at Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview, NY. Call (631) 271-2769 to schedule your dermatological examination today!

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