Your skin protects your internal organs and tissues but is vulnerable to a variety of uncomfortable and unattractive conditions. Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, diagnoses skin conditions and offers customized skin care to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Call Select Family Practice or schedule a consultation online today for expert skin care services.
A wide variety of issues can affect your skin — from allergic reactions to cancer. The team at Select Family Practice diagnoses and treats skin conditions, including:
Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of a red, scaly rash. The rash might come and go and appear on various parts of your body. Eczema is usually itchy and is often triggered by factors like external irritants or food allergies. Eczema can also increase your risk of infection because your skin can crack open.
Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune condition that causes your skin cells to multiply much more rapidly than your body needs. As a result, you develop patches of red, irritated skin with a buildup of silvery, scaly plaques. You can develop psoriasis anywhere on your body, but it’s most often found on your hands, feet, neck, and scalp.
Hives are raised, itchy welts that usually appear as an allergic reaction. You might have 1-2 large red hives or a patch of many smaller hives on your skin. They might be small and round or large with an irregular shape.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. While common, skin cancer is treated easily when it’s caught early.
The team at Select Family Practice diagnoses your skin condition and then provides appropriate treatment.
Depending on your condition, you might need to use topical creams or gentle, medicated cleansers to take care of your skin. You might also need to take medications to reduce your allergic reactions or change your soap, laundry detergent, and household cleaning products.
If you have skin cancer, the team at Select Family Practice offers excision procedures to remove the tumor entirely.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas look like abnormally shaped, red lumps on your skin. Squamous cell carcinoma might also have a yellow or scabby appearance.
Melanomas look like abnormal moles. You can identify them by following your ABCDEs.
If you have any moles, growths, or rashes on your skin that you’re concerned about, call Select Family Practice or make an appointment online today.