Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - Rashes

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Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - Rashes

  1. 1. Joel Schlessinger, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RASHES Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  2. 2. A rash is a change in the skin that affects its texture or color. Rather than being a specific diagnosis, “rash” is the general term used for an outbreak of skin inflammation and/or discoloration that could be caused by any number of factors. What is a rash? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  3. 3. The causes of rashes may vary widely. Common causes of rashes are allergies to foods, dyes, medicines, plants and insects. Friction, abrasion from clothing or other material and skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis are also known to causes rashes. You’ll need to check with your physician to determine the cause of any rash before treating it. What causes rashes? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  4. 4. Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disorder that causes skin cells to grow too fast. This results in patches of red, itchy skin called plaques. Psoriasis Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  5. 5. Eczema is inflammation of the skin that’s caused by genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms include a dry, bumpy rash and itchy red skin. Areas typically affected include the arms, knees, wrists, hands and face. Eczema Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  6. 6. Athlete’s foot and jock itch are contagious fungal skin infections passed through contact with infected individuals. The symptoms include peeling, cracking, scaly skin, itching, burning, redness, blisters, and unusual odor. Fungal Skin Rashes Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  7. 7. Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches of small, pimple-like bumps. It usually occurs on the arms, legs, thighs and cheeks. The bumps are painless, but difficult to treat. Keratosis pilaris is often genetic and usually disappears by age 30. Keratosis Pilaris Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  8. 8. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus. Most people will get chickenpox at least once in their lives if they have not been vaccinated. Once you have chickenpox the first time, you aren’t likely to get it again unless the virus returns in the form of shingles. Symptoms include an itchy red rash and red spots or blisters. Chickenpox Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  9. 9. Shingles, also called herpes voster, is a skin rash caused by the varicella. Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts back up again and affects the immune system. It usually causes a painful, itching band of blisters on one side of the body. Shingles Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  10. 10. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. It’s usually caused by bacteria or fungus, and can be characterized by pimple-like sores with a hair in the center of each. You can develop folliculitis from using a pool or hot tub that hasn’t been treated properly with chlorine, wearing tight clothing or using pore- clogging products over a period of time. Folliculitis Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  11. 11. Herpes simplex is a viral disease, usually present in the form of cold cores or blisters on the face and mouth, though they may be present elsewhere on the body. There is currently no cure for herpes. The symptoms include tingling, raw and red lesions. Herpes of the Mouth and Body Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  12. 12. The treatment for rashes depends on the type of rash and what has caused it. Most common rashes can be easily treated with steroid topical creams that contain ingredients like hydrocortisone. There are several products for treating rashes available on LovelySkin.com that are personally selected and highly recommended by Dr. Joel Schlessinger. How do I treat a rash? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  13. 13. FixMySkin Healing Body Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone is a versatile balm that banishes multiple irritating skin problems. 1% hydrocortisone penetrates deeply into the cells to heal damage while shea butter and cocoa butter hydrate. FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  14. 14. FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone Before and After Photos Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  15. 15. Obagi Nu-Derm Tolereen relieves the irritation, itching and pain caused by rashes. 0.5% hydrocortisone helps to soothe dry, flaky skin and lactic acid encourages cell turnover to improve skin’s tone and texture. Its gentle formula is great for use on sensitive skin. Obagi Nu-Derm Tolereen Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  16. 16. Derma Topix Aloe Cort Cream contains the purest grade of aloe vera with 1% hydrocortisone to provide itch relief for rashes. This soothing, water-based cream helps keep moisture in the skin, and its oil-free and fragrance-free formula is safe for all skin types. Derma Topix Aloe Cort Cream Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  17. 17. With 1% hydrocortisone, Glymed Plus Comfort Cream immediately relieves skin irritation caused by rashes. It’s also fortified with pure wheat amino acid, immune- boosting beta glucan, healing primrose oil, hydrating vitamin E, cellular-mending retinyl palmitate and soothing jojoba. Glymed Plus Comfort Cream Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  18. 18. CLn BodyWash was developed by dermatologists for those suffering from reactive, dehydrated skin. It’s especially beneficial to those who have been exposed to bacteria or other infections. This bleach-enhanced formula is ideal for calming irritation from dryness, folliculitis (shown below), eczema and psoriasis. CLn BodyWash Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  19. 19. Glytone Body Retexturize KP Kit is specially designed to treat keratosis pilaris. Intense levels of free glycolic acid helps renew rough, dry skin and minimize red bumps. With continued use, you’ll notice a reduction in bumps and redness as well as smoother, more even-toned skin. This kit contains Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash, Glytone Body Lotion and a special loofah. Glytone Body Retexturize KP Kit Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  20. 20. NeoStrata Psorent Psoriasis Topical Solution is a steroid-free formula that is clinically proven to treat psoriasis better than prescription-strength creams. It works to fight flaky, scaling skin by creating a unique liquid wax barrier and contains beeswax for deep and effective hydration. NeoStrata Psorent Psoriasis Topical Solution Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  21. 21. A special super-absorbent powder, Zeasorb Antifungal Treatment works to treat jock itch, athlete’s foot and ringworm with 2% miconazole nitrate. Zeasorb can clear rashes and relieve the discomfort associated with fungal infections in as little as two weeks. Zeasorb Antifungal Treatment Powder Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  22. 22. PCA SKIN Apres Peel Soothing Balm pHaze 11 is a lightweight gel moisturizer that uses 0.5% hydrocortisone to soothe and calm the complexion. It also contains olive fruit oil and wheat germ, which moisturize, protect and help cells retain moisture. PCA SKIN Apres Peel Soothing Balm pHaze 11 (.5% Hydrocortisone) Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.
  23. 23. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Rashes to browse our full selection of products.

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