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Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Skin Diseases services offered in the greater Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY area

If you develop a skin rash, discoloration, scaliness, or itching, skin disease may be to blame. At NY Partners Dermatology in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified dermatologist Sarah Siu, MD, and her team diagnose and treat common skin diseases to achieve younger-looking, gorgeous, healthier skin without invasive treatments. Schedule an evaluation at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today.

What are skin diseases?

Skin diseases are common conditions that affect the health, feel, or appearance of treated skin. When left untreated, such diseases can cause discomfort or embarrassment. Fortunately, the NY Partners Dermatology team is highly trained with years of experience in reducing bothersome symptoms.

What are examples of skin diseases?

Skin diseases you or a loved one may encounter include:

Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes a rash and reddened skin, typically on your nose and cheeks.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis can cause silvery scales and thick red skin, often on your scalp, knees, elbows, face, lower back, palms of your hands, or soles of your feet.

Eczema

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin disease that causes swelling, irritation, dry and itchy skin, and rashes. It may appear on the inside of your elbows, face, behind your knees, or on your feet and hands. 

Dry skin

Dry skin affects people of all ages, leading to rough or flaking skin, itching, and irritation. Dry skin may be a symptom of another skin condition or result from weather, harsh skin care products, overbathing, or sun damage. 

Skin infections

Skin infections result when bacteria infect your skin and sometimes the tissues beneath it. When not addressed, they can cause swelling, redness, irritation, or discomfort. You might also notice a collection of pus.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the replication of diseased cells, often caused by excessive sun exposure or genetics. When not treated, the cancer may spread.

What are the risk factors for skin diseases?

Factors that increase your risk of developing them include a family history of skin diseases, immune system problems, allergens, medications, diabetes, sun exposure, or diabetes. Bacteria, viruses, or fungi can cause such diseases.

How are skin diseases diagnosed?

The NY Partners Dermatology specialists diagnose skin diseases after discussing your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They complete a physical exam, look at your skin, and might take a biopsy or skin scraping for further analysis. You might need patch tests, blood testing, or other diagnostic tests.

How are skin diseases treated?

Common treatments for skin diseases include oral medicines, topical medications or creams, injections, light therapy, or surgical procedures. Minimize stress, keep your skin clean, eat nutritious foods, and avoid smoking and excess alcohol. 

Schedule an evaluation at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today to get screened or treated for skin diseases.