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Keloids: Diagnosis and treatment

A treatment plan for keloids may include: Injections of corticosteroids and other medicines: These injections are often part a treatment plan for keloids. When injected into the keloid, these medicines help to shrink the scar. Patients usually receive a series of injections once every three to four weeks. On average, patients return about four

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Molluscum contagiosum: Diagnosis and treatment

Curettage: During this treatment, your dermatologist uses a medical device called a curette to remove the molluscum bumps from the skin. In skilled hands, this is a simple and effective treatment that causes little or no bleeding. Because your dermatologist cuts into …

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Warts: Diagnosis and treatment

Laser treatment: Laser treatment is an option, mainly for warts that have not responded to other therapies. Before laser treatment, the dermatologist may numb the wart with an anesthetic injection (shot). Chemical peels: When flat warts appear, there are usually many warts. Because so many warts appear, dermatologists often prescribe "peeling

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Prurigo nodularis: Diagnosis and treatment

This type of treatment can only be used on a few bumps or patches. Phototherapy (also known as light therapy): Studies have shown that this type of treatment can effectively treat prurigo nodularis. Your dermatologist may prescribe phototherapy if you need stronger treatment than you can get from applying medications to your skin — or you

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Tinea versicolor: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment for tinea versicolor may include the following. Medicine applied to the skin: This is the most common treatment. There are anti-fungal shampoos, soaps, creams, and lotions that can keep the yeast under control. The active ingredient in these medicines is …

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Seborrheic dermatitis: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment. Although treatment cannot cure seborrheic dermatitis, treatment has benefits. Treatment can loosen and remove scale, prevent a skin infection, and reduce swelling and itch. The type of treatment a dermatologist prescribes varies with age and …

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Moles: Diagnosis and treatment

Moles: Diagnosis and treatment Advertisement. Advertisement. Moles: Diagnosis and treatment. Overview Symptoms Types Treatment Self-care See a dermatologist for mole, skin tag removal When is a mole a problem? Signs your child's mole needs to be checked. How do dermatologists tell whether a spot is a mole?

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Herpes simplex: Diagnosis and treatment

The good news is that sores often clear without treatment. Many people choose to treat herpes simplex because treatment can relieve symptoms and shorten an outbreak. Most people are treated with an antiviral medicine. An antiviral cream or ointment can relieve the burning, itching, or tingling. An antiviral medicine that is oral (pills) or

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Bullous pemphigoid: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment can help heal your skin so that bullous pemphigoid goes into remission. Treatment can also help relieve the itch and pain. Medication: Your dermatologist may prescribe creams and ointments called corticosteroids. These help to heal your skin, prevent new blisters from appearing, and relieve the itch.

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Pityriasis rosea: Diagnosis and treatment

If you have pityriasis rosea, the rash with go away without treatment. Some people see the rash disappear within 6 to 8 weeks, but it can take 5 months or longer for the skin to clear. While you don’t need to treat the rash, some patients ask for treatment to take care of the following.

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Syphilis: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment for syphilis is essential if you are pregnant. Treatment could save your baby’s life and prevent birth defects. Some people feel sick within hours of syphilis treatment. About 10% of people treated for syphilis feel sick within a few hours. They …

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Seborrheic keratoses: Diagnosis and treatment

Other treatments for seborrheic keratoses include: Cryotherapy: The dermatologist applies liquid nitrogen, a very cold liquid, to the growth with a cotton swab or spray gun. This destroys the growth. The seborrheic keratosis tends to fall off within days. Sometimes a blister forms under the seborrheic keratosis and dries into a scab-like crust.

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Lichen planus: Diagnosis and treatment

If this is the case, treatment may not be necessary. When lichen planus causes pain, burning, redness, blisters, sores, or ulcers, it can be treated. Some medicine is applied to the sores. Other medicine comes in pill form. Any mouth disease can lead to gum disease. It is …

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Granuloma annulare: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment may also be an option if you have noticeable patches and dislike how your skin looks. If you have a few noticeable patches, these are often treated with: Corticosteroids you apply to your skin: This medication reduces inflammation, which can help your skin clear more quickly.

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Genital warts: Diagnosis and treatment

Laser treatment (destroy the warts with laser light) Sometimes treatment requires more than one office visit. Other treatments: Sometimes medicine is injected into the warts. Interferon, an antiviral medicine, may be injected into genital warts. This treatment is usually used if other treatment fails.

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Diagnosis and treatment

This disease goes away on its own without treatment. In most cases, HFMD is gone in 7 to 10 days. If you or your child has pain or other symptoms, a dermatologist can provide treatment to relieve symptoms. At home, the following can help ease symptoms of HFMD: Avoid eating any food that is spicy or acidic.

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Impetigo: Diagnosis and treatment

With treatment, impetigo is usually no longer contagious within 24 to 48 hours. Without treatment, impetigo often clears on its own in two to four weeks. During this time, there is a greater risk of developing complications. You may see new blisters and sores. It’s also possible for the infection to go deeper into the skin if you don’t treat.

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Keratosis pilaris: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment cannot cure keratosis pilaris, so you’ll need to treat your skin to keep the bumps under control. Your maintenance plan may be as simple as using the medicine twice a week instead of every day. Another option may be to switch to a non-prescription moisturizing cream.

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Pemphigus: Diagnosis and treatment

This treatment usually takes two days, but you can go home each day after treatment. Hospital stay: To treat health problems that pemphigus can cause, some patients need to be hospitalized. While in the hospital, a patient may get an IV to replace lost fluids. Widespread sores can cause an enormous loss of fluids.

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Hives: Diagnosis and treatment

Hives: Diagnosis and treatment. If you have a mild case of hives, it will likely go away in a few days. To get relief until then, dermatologists recommend that you take a non-drowsy antihistamine and use these home remedies. It can be helpful to see a board-certified dermatologist if the hives:

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Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

Psoriasis: Medications and light therapies. To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. Psoriasis treatment for your scalp, nails, and genitals. If you are already treating psoriasis, it

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Scleroderma: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment works best when started early. If the diagnosis is scleroderma, treatment is most effective when started shortly after the disease has begun. At that time, physical and occupational therapy can help you keep your ability to straighten and bend your joints and maintain your daily life. Started early, treatments like phototherapy (light

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Ichthyosis vulgaris: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment focuses on reducing the scale and dry skin. To do this, a treatment plan may require you to: Take baths as often as directed. Soaking helps hydrate your skin and soften the scale. If you have open sores, your dermatologist may recommend placing petroleum jelly or another product on these before getting into the water. This can reduce

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Actinic keratosis: Diagnosis and treatment

Usually, treatment is recommended. For a few people, a dermatologist may recommend frequent skin exams rather than treatment. Skin exams are recommended for patients who are frail and may find it hard to tolerate treatment. To be effective, treatment must destroy the AKs. When this happens, your skin will feel raw.

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Genital herpes: Diagnosis and treatment

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What is male-pattern hair loss, and can it be treated

Treatment can reduce further hair loss, and some men regrow a bit of their hair. The men who tend to see the best results start treatment soon after noticing hair loss. Here’s what’s available to treat androgenetic alopecia (the medical name for this type of hair loss).

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Eczema types: Nummular eczema diagnosis and treatment

Once treatment starts to work, your dermatologist may change your treatment plan. This helps to reduce possible side effects from medications while helping your skin clear. Sometimes, treatment fails to work. If this happens, keep your dermatology appointment. You may need a different medication.

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Eczema types: Stasis dermatitis diagnosis and treatment

Your treatment plan will be based on your signs and symptoms — and how severe they are. The following explains how dermatologists treat these. Swelling: To reduce the swelling, your dermatologist may prescribe a medication called a corticosteroid that you apply for a few weeks and a compression stocking or wrap that you wear all day.

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Eczema types: Dyshidrotic eczema diagnosis and treatment

Treatment for excessive sweating: If you sweat profusely where you have blisters, treatment that helps to control the sweating can be effective. To treat the excessive sweating, your dermatologist may prescribe: A prescription antiperspirant that you apply to the area.

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Scalp psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

Many people see a dermatologist for treatment. A dermatologist can tell you what can help. The following types of treatment can help scalp psoriasis: Medicine applied to the scalp. Medicated shampoos. Scale softeners. Injections. Light treatments. Biologics and other medicines that work throughout the body.

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How dermatologists treat acne

DIY acne treatment. Self-care Back acne Skin of color Treat early When acne won't clear Types of breakouts When see a dermatologist. How dermatologists treat. Acne treatment Acne scars Antibiotics Hormonal therapy Isotretinoin Lasers & lights Severe acne During pregnancy. Skin …

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Eczema types: Contact dermatitis diagnosis and treatment

During this treatment, your dermatologist uses light to help clear your skin and calm down your immune system. Some patients get relief by applying medication to their skin when they get a rash. Your dermatologist will consider your individual needs and prescribe an appropriate treatment.

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How to treat deep, painful pimples

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Melanoma treatment

Newly diagnosed Treatment Life after treatment When treating melanoma, doctors strive to remove all the cancer. Because surgery (aka surgical removal) tends to be the most effective way to do this, a patient who has melanoma will often have surgery.

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Hair loss types: Frontal fibrosing alopecia diagnosis and

A treatment plan for FFA may include one or more of the following: Finasteride or dutasteride: Studies show that including one of these medications in the treatment plan can prevent further hair loss. In one study, taking either of these medications prevented further hair loss in every patient with FFA. Nearly half of the patients in this study

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What psoriasis treatments are available without a

Anti-itch products Some people say that the itch is the worst thing about having psoriasis. The best way to get rid of the itch is to treat the psoriasis. Until you start seeing results from treatment, using an anti-itch product can help.

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Pustular psoriasis: Treatment options

Treatment for GPP in adults: A dermatologist may prescribe one of the following medications to get the psoriasis under control. Oral retinoid. Infliximab: This is a biologic, which can decrease inflammation (and bumps) quickly. Because patients often respond rapidly, some experts believe this may be the first choice when GPP is severe.

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Eczema types: Neurodermatitis diagnosis and treatment

Surgical treatment. Negative-pressure wound therapy (can do at home) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (requires visits to a hospital) Alleviate anxiety and stress: When neurodermatitis fails to clear with medication, it can be helpful to think about what’s going on in your life.

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Eczema types: Atopic dermatitis diagnosis and treatment

To diagnose atopic dermatitis (AD), a dermatologist begins by looking at the child’s skin. The dermatologist will look for a rash. The dermatologist also will ask questions. It is important for the dermatologist to know whether the child has itchy skin. The dermatologist also needs to know whether blood relatives have had AD, asthma, or hay fever.

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COVID toes, rashes: How the coronavirus can affect your skin

Treatment for COVID toes: To reduce pain or itching, apply a hydrocortisone cream to the affected area. If this fails to bring relief or symptoms worsen, contact a board-certified dermatologist. How long COVID toes last: While COVID toes go away without treatment, it’s still too soon to know how long most people have the condition. Dr.

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What is nail psoriasis, and how can I treat it

Treatment you apply to the nails: This can be helpful for mild or early nail psoriasis. Nails grow slowly, so you’ll need to apply these treatments for several months, often once or twice a day. Because nail psoriasis can be stubborn, you may need to use more than one treatment. Sometimes, two medicines are combined to give you a faster response.

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How to treat keratosis pilaris at home

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Razor bump remedies for men of color

Scar treatment. If you want to diminish a noticeable scar, know these 10 things before having laser treatment. Botox. It can smooth out deep wrinkles and lines, but the results aren’t permanent. Here’s how long botox tends to last. Parents & kids. Childhood conditions

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Keratosis pilaris: Self-care

While treatment isn’t necessary for keratosis pilaris, if the itch, dryness, or appearance bother you, board-certified dermatologists recommend these tips. Treating keratosis pilaris at home. Some people see clearer skin by treating their keratosis …

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