Rashes

There are a variety of skin complaints falling under this category.  Some rashes will respond to basic home remedies, while others may require extensive treatment.  At Kushner Dermatology, the doctor will identify your rash and get you the help you need to resolve it.
 
Eczema
 
Eczema is a common skin condition, which is frequently described as “the itch that rashes.” Symptoms vary from patient to patient.  Scratching can lead to redness, swelling, cracking, “weeping” of clear fluid, crusting, and scaling of the skin.  Intensely itchy patches form, which can be widespread or limited to a few areas. 10-20 percent of infants suffer from some form of eczema. 
 
The first step in handling eczema is to accurately diagnose it, which is why it is so important that you visit the office.  Other skin conditions can resemble eczema so this diagnosis needs to be done by an experienced dermatologist. Patients from Franklin Square, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for help with their eczema. Call (516) 328-6252 to make your appointment.

Psoriasis
 
Although psoriasis is a persistent, inflammatory skin condition, some cases are so mild that people don't know they have it. On the other hand, severe psoriasis may cover large areas of the body.  At Kushner Dermatology, we can help even the most severe cases.
 
Psoriasis is not contagious, but does, however, have a tendency to run in families.
 
Although psoriasis cannot be cured, a number of treatment options can help control psoriasis. The doctor will determine which treatment options will give the best results. Patients from Franklin Square, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for help with their psoriasis. If you suspect or know that you have psoriasis, call (516) 328-6252 to make an appointment today.

Rosacea
 
Rosacea is a much more common skin disease than people realize.  It causes redness, papules, and swelling on the face. Often wrongly referred to as "adult acne," rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. A persistent redness in the center of the face can develop that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The eyes, ears, chest, and back may also be involved. After a time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear in and around the reddened area, but without blackheads.
 
In the beginning, rosacea-caused redness may come and go. In some cases, people may flush or blush and never form pustules or papules. Still, it is best to see a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverses itself, and can become worse without treatment.  Patients from Franklin Square, Bethpage, Massapequa, Amityville, Melville, Dix Hills, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for help with their rosacea.  The key to successful management of Rosacea is early diagnosis and treatment, so if you suspect you have rosacea or another skin condition, call (516) 328-6252 to make an appointment today.