Skin is the largest organ on the body, and the emergence of dermatologic conditions indicate that your skin is affected by inflammation, infection or another ailment. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, board-certified dermatologist and chief of dermatology at Baptist Hospital and Miami Cancer Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, treats various dermatologic conditions that affect men and women living all over the world
What are Dermatologic Conditions?
As the largest organ on your body, the skin protects you from infections, maintains body temperature, prevents dehydration and much more. Dermatologic conditions are those that affect your skin and may cause short-term or long-term problems. Some common dermatologic conditions are:
What Causes Common Dermatologic Conditions?
Dermatologic conditions stem from numerous factors, such as bacteria, viruses, allergic reactions, sun exposure and others. Dr. Waibel identifies the cause of your dermatologic condition during a physical examination. In some cases, samples of your skin, such as a biopsy, may be needed for a definitive diagnosis.
How are Dermatologic Conditions Treated?
Dermatologic conditions are treated with medications, both oral and topical, as well as laser treatments and other procedures that remove the damaged skin.
What Should I Expect from Dermatologic Condition Treatment?
Healing from a dermatologic condition can take some time. Even if the condition is managed, your skin may need time to repair and rejuvenate new cells. Some conditions may recur in the future, and follow-up treatments keep the dermatologic condition under control.