Dermatology Specialists of KC
1010 Carondelet Drive Bldg. A,
Kansas City, MO 64114
Many dermatological conditions can be defined as one of several common conditions. Here is some helpful information about conditions that you might have.
If you have questions regarding a condition you have please contact us and make an appointment so your condition can be accurately diagnosed.
What is acne?
What causes acne?
Acne usually begins around puberty, when everyone experiences an increase in the production of hormones that regulate the size and activity of these oil-producing glands. Hormones also affect the way skin cells are shed, causing them to stick together and accumulate in the follicle. This causes the hair follicles to clog and whiteheads and blackheads to appear.
Who gets acne?
What can be done to relieve my acne?
What is rosacea?
What causes rosacea?
Keep track of the triggers that aggravate your skin and try to modify your behavior. It could be as simple as avoiding hot drinks or spicy foods.
Who gets rosacea?
What can be done to relieve my rosacea?
If left untreated, rosacea can get worse - redder skin; small, red pimples; red lines; and eventually small knobby bumps on your nose. So, it's very important that you follow your dermatologist's instructions.
What is eczema?
All types of eczema cause your skin to itch and be red or inflamed. Some types include causing blisters, oozing, and peeling of your skin. Usually eczema starts with itching, redness and bumps, which then ooze and crust, and eventually make your skin feel leathery.
What causes eczema?
Try to avoid anything you may eat or come in contact with that causes your eczema to flare up. Also, you should avoid dry, heated places, harsh soaps and detergents, excessive bathing or hand washing, and irritating fabrics such as wool - all of which can cause your eczema to linger, get worse, or reoccur. Eczema can be different for everyone. Fortunately, prevention can go a long way to minimizing the frequency of flare-ups.
Who gets eczema?
What can be done to relieve my eczema?
In addition, there are many things you can do to help yourself feel better, including the following:
What is psoriasis?
There are several different types of psoriasis. It is usually mild with a few scales, but it can be much more severe. Inflamed patches of skin characterize plaque psoriasis, the most common form. These plaques appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, trunk, palms, soles of the feet, or almost anywhere on the body.
What causes psoriasis?
Psoriasis is not contagious. An external or environmental event often triggers flare-ups. Conditions that may cause a flare-up include the following:
Who gets psoriasis?
Psoriasis affects more than 7 million and people in the United States. Some people who have psoriasis experience a spontaneous remission, but no one knows why this happens, and it is unpredictable.
What can be done to relieve my psoriasis?
Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.
1010 Carondelet Drive Bldg. A, Suite 125
Kansas City, MO 64114