Skin Conditions Treatment Clinic in Bradenton, FL
Untreated acne can sometimes result in permanent scars and dark face patches. At PrimeHealth Primary Care, our professionals are experienced in treating common skin conditions in and around Bradenton, FL. Visit us for the treatment of skin diseases. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. We are currently accepting new patients.
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Conditions that affect the skin, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, are called skin disorders. These conditions can affect different parts of the skin, causing itching, flaking, redness, and/or irritation. Some of them, such as acne, can be treated with over-the-counter medications or prescription medications. Certain conditions are characterized by changes to the skin, including the shape, color, and texture of the skin, and can be caused by a variety of factors. Some skin conditions are caused by genetics or are a result of an underlying medical condition, such as psoriasis or eczema.
The skin has the largest surface area of any organ and can therefore exhibit a number of different symptoms and be affected by a wide range of conditions. Some of the most common include:
• Acne — An umbrella term used for pimples, blackheads, or cysts on the skin, acne is one of the most widespread skin conditions in the world, affecting over 85% of people at some point in their lifetime.
• Psoriasis — An autoimmune disease that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. Psoriasis is characterized by scaly, well-defined, silvery plaques on the skin. These typically occur on the scalp, knees, lower back, or elbows, but can affect any area of the skin. Areas affected by psoriasis may be itchy, sore, or discolored; they may also be asymptomatic.
• Rosacea — A chronic skin condition that causes inflammation of the skin on the face, rosacea is most common in females over the age of 30. Symptoms include facial redness, dryness, raised bumps, pronounced blood vessels, and skin sensitivity; rosacea symptoms typically cycle between active flare-ups and periods of inactivity.
• Eczema — Also known as atopic eczema, the most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Symptoms include dry, red, scaly, itchy skin; this can occur on the face, hands, or feet, but may also affect skin folds.
• Shingles — A condition that develops from the varicella-zoster virus—the same virus that causes chickenpox—shingles is an often painful condition that causes a red, blistered, itchy, and uncomfortable rash.
While many skin conditions can exhibit the same or similar symptoms, most present unique signs that indicate the type. For example:
• Thick and scaly patches on the skin are characteristic of psoriasis
• Flushness and redness on the face are representative of rosacea
• Lesions, blisters, and crusty red patches with intense itching are indicative of scabies, an active skin infection
• Itchy rashes can be caused by many skin conditions, but are most characteristic of eczema
Four common skin diseases include:
• Acne — One of the most common skin conditions, acne can present a wide range of symptoms, such as:
• Pustules, pimples with pus at their tips
• Papules raised bumps that stem from an infected hair follicle
• Nodules, painful lumps beneath the skin’s surface
• Cysts, larger, painful, pus-filled bumps beneath the surface of the skin
• Rosacea — The most common symptom of rosacea is redness on the face. In people with dark skin, the affected area may be darker and warmer than the surrounding skin, although it may not be as noticeable as it is in people with fair skin.
• Lupus — A complex autoimmune disorder. Lupus causes inflammation and pain; the specific effects can vary from person to person. Lupus can affect any part of the body, causing symptoms of red patches and rashes on the skin, as well as headaches, fever, fatigue, and swollen, stiff, or painful joints.
• Psoriasis — Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with symptoms that typically include itchy patches of skin with an unusual appearance.
The most common skin conditions that affect the older population include:
• Seborrheic Keratosis (78 percent)
• Lentigo Senilis (69 percent)
• Cherry Angiomas (63 percent)
• Melanocytic Nevi (50 percent)
• Tinea Pedis (48 percent)
If you are struggling with a skin condition, trust the professionals at PrimeHealth Primary Care to provide you with effective relief. Contact us today or book an appointment online at our skin condition treatment clinic, or visit our office conveniently located at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Ellenton FL, Palmetto FL, Rubonia FL, Foxleigh FL, and West Samoset FL. We look forward to serving you!