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Actinic keratoses are the result of too much sun exposure. They are considered to be pre-cancerous, and must be treated as early as possible. Seborrheic keratoses, also known as age spots, can appear anywhere on the body but can mimic pre-cancers and skin cancer. Dr. Judge, your Orlando dermatologist and the team at Central Florida Dermatology Associates, can conduct a comprehensive evaluation and recommend a treatment plan for these growths. Evaluation and treatment is critical for the early detection of skin cancer.
Common skin irritations include allergic reactions to poison ivy or other environmental irritants. Dr. Judge and the team at Central Florida Dermatology Associates are trained to identify the causes of rashes, allergies and other skin irritations, and provide medical relief and treatment.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects approximately 14 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is not known, and even though the condition is uncurable, there are several ways to alleviate and eradicate the symptoms.
Rosacea treatments address the redness and breakouts on the face, chest and neck, and Dr. Judge and her team are trained to use the latest technologies and treatments for the most effective results. We use both topical and oral medications, intense pulsed light therapy and laser surgery as part of our rosacea treatment plan.
Acne is the most common skin disease in the country and affects 17 million Americans. Even though acne typically affects teenagers, adult acne is a relatively common problem. Acne symptoms include blocked pores, pimples, and deeper lumps on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne can cause severe emotional distress and physical disfigurement from scarring. However, there are several acne treatments available, and Dr. Judge and her team at Central Florida Dermatology Associates can create a customized treatment plan depending on the severity and prevalence of acne.
Acne treatment options include:
Psoriasis encompasses a group of chronic skin disorders that can affect any part of the body. It is most frequently found on the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and genitals. Psoriasis affects over 7 million men and women of all ages in the United States; the effects range from mild to severe, and can be categorized into the following types: plaque, pustular, erythrodermic, guttate, and inverse psoriasis.
Common effects of psoriasis include: itching and burning; scaling of the skin; and crusting of the skin. There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be treated. Dr. Judge and the team at Central Florida Dermatology Associates have years of experience treating psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions.
Psoriais treatment options include:
Eczema is the result of inflammation of the skin, and it can lead to very itchy, uncomfortable rashes. Eczema and atopic dermatitis affects over 15 million people in the United States, and 10 to 20 percent of eczema patients are infants. Symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common effects include red, itchy patches on the skin; in some cases, these patches turn to blisters. Common causes of eczema and atopic dermatitis include excessive heat or sweating, rough materials touching the skin, dust mites, animal dander, and stress.
Dr. Judge and Central Florida Dermatology Associates offer several eczema and atopic dermatitis treatments including:
Seborrhea is a chronic skin condition that causes scaling, oiliness, itching and redness of the skin. It most commonly affects the scalp, face, ears and chest, and the cause is unknown. Seborrhea occurs after excess oil production from the glands, but there are several treatment options available.
Seborrheic dermatitis treatments and skincare management programs available from Dr. Judge and the team at Central Florida Dermatology Associates include:
Bacterial infections of the skin occur when a break in the skin allows bacteria to enter the body and cause inflammation, redness, fatigue, fever and chills or muscle aches. This break in the skin is often the result of an insect bite, trauma, or surgery, but can also occur after taking certain drugs, or from skin wounds from a medical condition such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. If left untreated, the bacterial infection can cause tissue death (gangrene), generalized infection, shock, meningitis (if it occurs on the face), and lymphangitis (inflammation of the lymph vessels).
Bacterial treatment options available from Dr. Judge and Central Florida Dermatology Associates include:
Fungal infections are caused by microscopic organisms that live on the hair, nails mouth and outer layer of the skins. Fungal infections typically occur in people with diabetes, people who are obese, and those who are taking antibiotics or oral contraceptives. They are completely treatable, and are actually quite common.
Dr. Judge and Central Florida Dermatology Associates provide the following types of fungal infection treatments:
Moles and birthmarks are benign pigmented spots or patches on the skin, and can appear at any age. Benign moles range in color from tan, brown and black. Benign skin marks range in color from red, pink, or purple, and are also known as port wine stains, vascular nevi and strawberry hemangiomas. Most birthmarks and moles are harmless, but some do develop into cancer.
Moles that exhibit any of the following warning signs should be examined by Dr. Judge or a skincare professional at Central Florida Dermatology Associates:
Treatment depends on the depth, location and color of the mole, as well as the patient’s skin type, age and other characteristics.
Warts are a common benign skin growth caused by a virus. Different warts require different treatments; some require mild topical treatments, while others require aggressive treatment or surgical removal. Central Florida Dermatology Associates offers a wide range of wart removal treatment options including: