Eczema is the most common inflammatory skin disease. Often chronic, eczema is usually caused by specific triggers present in the world we live in. One example is poison ivy also known as rhus dermatitis. Eczema is an itchy rash that can occur anywhere on the body. People with a history of asthma or a family history of asthma are more likely to get eczema. Often, children are affected, some from birth. Fortunately, despite the chronic nature of eczema, new treatments are available using a combination of creams, ointments and sometimes, oral medication.
Additionally, many people have allergies to specific products. At Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston, Dr. Schlesinger performs skin allergy testing to determine which products may be causing the problem so they can be eliminated.
In addition to participation in clinical trials on eczema, Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston carries several large sizes of effective skin moisturizers and topical medications for the treatment of this condition in addition to specific products designed just for eczema patients.
Psoriasis is a persistent inflammatory skin disease in which areas of the skin become thickened and red with a silvery scale. Lesions often are found on the elbows, knees and on the abdomen, lower back and legs.
There is good treatment for this condition, so patients need not suffer with it. Under the direction of Dr. Schlesinger, Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston continues to participate in clinical trials of new and effective medications for psoriasis, click here for more information.
In addition to the treatments Dr. Schlesinger may provide at your visit, we carry various products for the treatment of this condition that can be used in conjunction.
Please read our Laser Treatment For Psoriasis page for more information.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that is easily treated. This condition is a red, itchy, scaly rash on the eyebrows, sides of the nose, ears, scalp and eyelids. It can also commonly occur on the central chest, back and navel.
Seborrheic dermatitis stems from excessive oiliness of the skin leading to the rash. It occurs in three distinct groups. Infants with "cradle cap", middle age and elderly. Patients with certain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or those under a lot of stress seem to get the condition more often. Nursing home patients are also more likely to be affected.
Dr. Schlesinger can prescribe an array of therapies from shampoos to creams, lotions or foams that can improve the condition quickly. There is no way to cure seborrheic dermatitis, but treatment is effective at controlling it.