Common Skin Conditions

Skin is your largest organ, weighing in at an average of nine pounds and covering a whopping 21 square feet. The sheer amount of skin on your body leaves ample opportunity for common skin conditions to crop up. To combat the discomfort and appearance of these conditions, seek the expert care of Dr. Imran Amir at City Dermatology Skin Institute in Bensalem, PA. He treats all manner of skin problems for patients in the greater Philadelphia area.

If your skin is under attack, call for immediate and effective treatment, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

City Dermatology Skin Institute

Imran Amir, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Dermatologist

Bensalem, PA

Common Skin Conditions Q&A

1Why is my skin under attack?
Your skin’s primary role is to act as a shield between you and the outside world, and it does a remarkably good job protecting you from injury, infection, and more. As with any good frontline soldier, however, battle wounds come with the territory. Your skin is assaulted from every angle: from the elements, from bacteria, and whatever else the world has to throw at it. By putting itself in the line of fire, skin conditions can, and do, arise fairly frequently. In addition, some skin problems signal that something’s wrong on the inside, meaning the skin condition is simply a symptom of something much larger at play. Whatever the issue, you should not take skin conditions lightly. Whether they’re an annoyance or an aesthetic problem, it bears closer study by an expert such as Dr. Amir.
2What are the most common skin conditions?
There are hundreds of conditions that can affect your skin, but the most common reasons for visiting Dr. Amir are:
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Warts
  • Fungus
  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Skin discoloration
  • Excessive sweating
3How are skin conditions treated?
The answer to this question depends entirely upon Dr. Amir’s diagnosis. After a thorough examination and testing, if needed, Dr. Amir reviews your treatment options. If your skin condition is the primary problem, he generally prescribes and recommends one, or a combination of, the following:
  • Medications
  • At-home care instructions
  • Lifestyle modifications

If your skin has been infected by bacteria, fungus, or a virus, the first order of business is to get rid of the offending invader. Dr. Amir typically does this with antibiotics. While the antibiotic goes to work, Dr. Amir instructs you on how to best take care of the skin condition itself, for example through special washing or creams. If your skin condition is a symptom of something larger, Dr. Amir treats the visible symptoms on your skin while he investigates the underlying cause in order to treat that as well. To learn more about how Dr. Amir effectively relieves common skin conditions, call City Dermatology Skin Institute, or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit.
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