RASHES

A rash is any type of inflammation and/or discoloration that negatively affects the appearance of the skin.

Rashes are one of the most common dermatological conditions that affect people of all ages. From allergies to illnesses, there are a variety of reasons why you may develop rashes. While most rashes only affect your appearance, in severe cases, they may be the precursors to other health conditions and must be evaluated and treated at the earliest to prevent further complications.

At Allergy and Skin Spa, Dr. Kia has extensive experience in treating rashes, and he can help you find a proper course of treatment for your condition. Contact us to schedule a treatment.

TYPES OF SKIN RASHES TO BEWARE OF:

  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Poison ivy
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Herpes
  • Tinea
  • Intertrigo
  • Impetigo
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RASHES

  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Formation of boils or pustules
  • Redness
  • Scaly skin
  • Severe itching or burning
  • Dryness

If you notice any of these symptoms, visit Allergy and Skin Spa immediately. Dr. Kia will evaluate your condition and provide you with the treatment you need.

INFECTIONS

A paper cut, a swipe against a sharp knife, any accident resulting in an open wound, this is all it takes for your skin to get infected. Your skin is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and it can be riddled with infections if you’re not careful. Dr. Kia and his team at Allergy and Skin Spa are highly-experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin infections and can provide customized treatments to suit your needs.

Types of skin infections

  • Bacterial infections: Bacterial infections are caused when bacteria enter the break in your skin and damage your dermal cells. Examples: Staph and strep infections and cellulitis.
  • Fungal infections: Fungal infections occur when fungus or mold grows on the skin due to excessive sweat/water-induced dampness and restricted airflow to the skin. Examples: Athlete’s foot, tinea, ringworm, and onychomycosis.
  • Viral infections: Viral infections occur when the body is infected by a virus. These are the most serious of all skin infections and if untreated, can lead to the development of other health conditions. Examples: Herpes simplex, herpes zoster, shingles, and warts.

INFECTIONS

A paper cut, a swipe against a sharp knife, any accident resulting in an open wound, this is all it takes for your skin to get infected. Your skin is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and it can be riddled with infections if you’re not careful. Dr. Kia and his team at Allergy and Skin Spa are highly-experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin infections and can provide customized treatments to suit your needs.

Types of skin infections

  • Bacterial infections: Bacterial infections are caused when bacteria enter the break in your skin and damage your dermal cells. Examples: Staph and strep infections and cellulitis.
  • Fungal infections: Fungal infections occur when fungus or mold grows on the skin due to excessive sweat/water-induced dampness and restricted airflow to the skin. Examples: Athlete’s foot, tinea, ringworm, and onychomycosis.
  • Viral infections: Viral infections occur when the body is infected by a virus. These are the most serious of all skin infections and if untreated, can lead to the development of other health conditions. Examples: Herpes simplex, herpes zoster, shingles, and warts.
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Rosacea

Rosacea is a painful skin condition that causes large red patches on the skin, accompanied by red pustules and boils. The boils resemble acne and leave behind deep scars. The condition starts at the nose or the cheeks and may spread across the rest of the face, neck, and body.

The condition of rosacea can become extremely painful for the person living with it. Currently, there is no permanent cure available for the condition. However, you can relieve the symptoms and the discomfort by visiting a qualified dermatologist for treatment. Our team of medical professionals, led by Dr. Kia, are experienced veterans in treating rosacea. Visit us for your personalized treatment.

Symptoms of rosacea

  • Large red patches on the skin
  • Formation of acne and boils
  • Visible blood vessels on the face and broken blood vessels or styes on the eyelids
  • Bumpy texture of the skin
  • Deep scarring
  • Large pores

Rosacea can be very mild or extremely severe. Depending on the nature of your condition, Dr. Kia will create a customized treatment plan that will help reduce the appearance of rosacea on your face and will give you beautiful, healthy, and youthful skin.

WARTS

Warts are caused when viruses like the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) enter the body through a break in the skin. When the top-most layer of the skin gets infected, it causes the growth of a wart. While some warts are harmless, others can be dangerous and need to be addressed immediately.

At Allergy and Skin Spa, we have extensive experience in the field of dermatology. Our winning team led by highly-qualified physician, Dr. Kia, have considerable experience treating warts and other skin conditions.

How are skin warts formed?

Warts occur when there is direct skin contact with anything that has a wart-causing virus. Most often, warts develop when people shake hands with others who may have been in contact with the virus. Warts can also occur when people shave with old or rusted razors.

Warts are extremely dangerous as they multiply very quickly and one wart may soon become two or more. This is why it’s important to get rid of warts as soon as you see them on your body. Some common warts are plantar warts (feet) and genital warts.

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

Fungus and mold grow in damp areas that receive less sunlight and low airflow. The case is the same whether the fungus grows in the wild or on the human body.

Fungal infections occur when fungus grows on the skin. This can happen when a person experiences excessive sweating and/or wears damp clothing for long periods of the day. When the damp parts of the body don’t receive proper airflow or sunlight, it can result in the growth of mold or fungus on the body.

The fungus usually grows on the tiny folds of the skin between toes and fingers, on the neck, under the armpits, behind the knees, and even near the genital areas near the thighs. They are more likely in people who have low immunity. So, children, people with diabetes, and cancer patients are highly-vulnerable to fungal skin infections. Common fungal infections include athlete’s foot, yeast infection, jock itch, and ringworm.

At Allergy and Skin Spa, we are extremely experienced in treating fungal skin infections, and we can help you find the relief you desire. You can consult with our qualified physician, Dr. Kia who has extensive experience in the field.

SKIN TAGS

If you are self-conscious regarding an unsightly skin tag, getting rid of it is a lot easier than you might think. There is no reason to keep unwanted skin blemishes. Skin tags are growths that are found on the skin. Most people do not know what skin tags are. Here is a brief overview of skin tags.

A skin tag is a small pouch of hanging skin that is attached to the underlying skin by means of a very thin piece of skin. Skin tags are not present at birth because skin tags mostly develop as a result of friction due to clothes rubbing against the skin. It can also be found in areas where there is skin-to-skin friction and is more common in overweight individuals.

You might notice skin tags in areas like underarms, near the upper eyelids, and the folds in the groin. Some people have a genetic predisposition when it comes to skin tags. Skin tags are benign and are not known to be indicative of underlying conditions like cancer.

Diagnosing a skin tag

It is important to differentiate a skin tag from other skin lesions like warts and moles. Dr. Kia can help you with your consultations, and you can approach him without any hesitation. He is dedicated to providing high-quality care for his patients. A skin tag is usually identified by its external appearance. Your doctor may excise it if you feel that you need to get rid of the skin tag. Otherwise, no course of treatment is prescribed since a skin tag is very rarely indicative of cancer.

How are skin tags removed?

In most cases, doctors remove skin tags only if they are causing extreme discomfort for the patient. Removing a skin tag is a relatively simple procedure and is complete within 20 minutes or so. A patient can return to their normal routine within 24 hours of the removal barring any complications.

Smaller skin tags are excised without anesthesia. However, in the case of larger skin tags, your doctor may use a topical numbing agent. Typically, a skin tag is removed by cutting it using surgical blades. Sometimes, dermatologist prefers to use liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag and then remove it. The last method is cauterizing or burning the skin tag.

Skin tag removal may be followed by a normal follow-up at the doctor’s office. For people who have a genetic predisposition to developing skin tags, it may reappear even after removal.