The health of your skin can make a big impact on your overall health. Whether you have chronic skin problems like psoriasis and eczema, or you have a concerning mole or wound, Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC can help. They offer treatment for chronic skin conditions, comprehensive skin survey, and lesion removal and biopsy. For complete skin care for children and adults, call or book an appointment online with their office in Plant City, Florida.
Dermatology Q & A
Why is healthy skin important?
Skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the body’s first line of defense against infection and environmental threats and helps to regulate internal moisture and temperature.
It is important to maintain the integrity of your skin by maintaining lifelong healthy habits, like protecting your skin from sun damage, reducing exposure to harsh chemicals, and treating skin problems as they arise.
If the health of your skin is not maintained, you could have health problems that could significantly impact your health, like:
- Metastatic skin cancer
- Severe allergic reactions
- Diabetic ulcers
- Skin infections
- Systemic infections
Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC encourages regular skin checks to identify any skin issues that may be of concern and treat them before they create larger health issues.
What are some chronic skin conditions?
Even with the best skin care, you may suffer from chronic skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. These conditions are both chronic and incurable and can affect both adults and children.
However, these conditions are distinctly different from each other.
Psoriasis is the result of an overgrowth of skin cells. This causes red, dry, and scaly patches to form on the body.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is the result of the body reacting to irritants, allergens or environmental factors. This causes the skin to be red, itchy, raw, and irritated.
The symptoms of these conditions can be improved with a combination of oral medications, medicated creams, nutritional counseling, and avoidance of triggers. Management is often difficult, but your medical team can help find a treatment plan that works for you.
What are some services that help prevent skin problems?
Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC offers a number of dermatology services to help keep your skin healthy and head off any concerning issues early.
These services include:
- Comprehensive skin surveys
- Lesion removal and biopsy
- Wart removal
- Skin tag removal
- Diabetic ulcer checks
These services help you protect your overall health by caring for your skin the best way possible.
For your skin survey, call or book an appointment online today.