SERVICES

SKIN DISEASE

Your skin is not just the largest organ of your body but also a vital one, offering protection, sensation, and essential functions like hydration maintenance and vitamin D synthesis. Understanding and addressing skin diseases is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. Skin diseases can range from minor irritations to severe conditions that may impact your quality of life. These disorders can be temporary or permanent, and they may manifest as painless or painful symptoms. Common signs include rashes or changes in skin appearance, which can indicate a variety of underlying issues.

SERVICES

SKIN DISEASE

Your skin is not just the largest organ of your body but also a vital one, offering protection, sensation, and essential functions like hydration maintenance and vitamin D synthesis. Understanding and addressing skin diseases is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being.

Skin diseases can range from minor irritations to severe conditions that may impact your quality of life. These disorders can be temporary or permanent, and they may manifest as painless or painful symptoms. Common signs include rashes or changes in skin appearance, which can indicate a variety of underlying issues.

Your skin is the large organ that covers and protects your body. Your skin has many functions. It works to:

  • Hold in fluid and prevent dehydration.
  • Help you feel sensations, such as temperature or pain.
  • Keep out bacteria, viruses and other causes of infection.
  • Stabilize your body temperature.
  • Synthesize (create) vitamin D in response to sun exposure.

 

Skin diseases include all conditions that clog, irritate or inflame your skin. Often, skin diseases cause rashes or other changes in your skin’s appearance.

Certain lifestyle factors can lead to the development of a skin disease. Underlying health conditions may affect your skin, too. 

Your skin is the large organ that covers and protects your body. Your skin has many functions. It works to:

  • Hold in fluid and prevent dehydration.
  • Help you feel sensations, such as temperature or pain.
  • Keep out bacteria, viruses and other causes of infection.
  • Stabilize your body temperature.
  • Synthesize (create) vitamin D in response to sun exposure.

 

Skin diseases include all conditions that clog, irritate or inflame your skin. Often, skin diseases cause rashes or other changes in your skin’s appearance.

Certain lifestyle factors can lead to the development of a skin disease. Underlying health conditions may affect your skin, too. 

How We Diagnose Skin Diseases

Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment. Our clinic employs a variety of diagnostic techniques to identify the specific nature of your skin condition:

  • Biopsy: Removing a small skin sample for microscopic examination.
  • Culture: Testing skin samples for bacteria, fungus, or viruses.
  • Skin Patch Test: Identifying allergic reactions by applying small amounts of substances to the skin.
  • Black Light Examination (Wood Light Test): Enhancing visibility of skin pigment using UV light.
  • Diascopy: Assessing skin color change under pressure.
  • Dermoscopy: Using a dermatoscope to examine skin lesions closely.
  • Tzanck Test: Analyzing fluid from blisters for herpes simplex or zoster.

 

Following a thorough diagnosis, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and health needs. Our treatments range from topical medications and oral drugs to lifestyle adjustments and specialized therapies, aiming to alleviate symptoms, manage conditions, and improve your skin health.

How We Diagnose Skin Diseases

Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment. Our clinic employs a variety of diagnostic techniques to identify the specific nature of your skin condition:

  • Biopsy: Removing a small skin sample for microscopic examination.
  • Culture: Testing skin samples for bacteria, fungus, or viruses.
  • Skin Patch Test: Identifying allergic reactions by applying small amounts of substances to the skin.
  • Black Light Examination (Wood Light Test): Enhancing visibility of skin pigment using UV light.
  • Diascopy: Assessing skin color change under pressure.
  • Dermoscopy: Using a dermatoscope to examine skin lesions closely.
  • Tzanck Test: Analyzing fluid from blisters for herpes simplex or zoster.

 

Following a thorough diagnosis, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and health needs. Our treatments range from topical medications and oral drugs to lifestyle adjustments and specialized therapies, aiming to alleviate symptoms, manage conditions, and improve your skin health.

How Can We Help You?

We understand that finding the right medical provider is one of the most important decisions you and your family can make. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us.

To reach a department or person at the Houston Family Physicians, please contact us by phone.

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