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Algonquin, IL residents learn the importance of consulting a physician for skin inflammation

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Skin Infection, Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
Located in Algonquin, IL, Dr. Vic Khanna and the staff at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois take the time to treat and educate patients on the best skin care practices. This includes discussing home-based treatments for symptoms that may seem common or unimportant such as kin inflammation or rashes.

Do-it-yourself treatments are readily available

With the availability of treatments found online, patients have started self-diagnosing and treating themselves without first consulting a physician. Trendy DIY skin care treatments are considered ways to:
  • Save time and money
  • Give you glowing, healthy skin
There are many home remedies for skin inflammation or rashes including oatmeal or baking soda baths, hydrocortisone cream, or apple cider vinegar. Although these treatments sound simple and appealing, they may not be effective for all patients. They also do not assess or diagnose conditions.

The importance of seeing a physician

Skin conditions should be assessed by a dermatologist to determine the underlying cause. Skin inflammation is a common problem in dermatology and may signify a deeper issue. Inflammation may stem from an occasional rash with itching and redness or a chronic condition such as eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis. Each of these conditions has symptoms of red, itchy, inflamed skin but they should be treated differently. Treatment options may include oral medications, topical creams, or laser procedures.

Physicians are educated and trained to treat your skin. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Khanna understands the skin and the effects of different products or treatments. Your doctor treats you personally, knows your medical history, and understands how a product may interact with your skin or body. Trust him.

Always consult a physician before self-diagnosing and trying a DIY treatment. If you are experiencing changes in your skin, contact Dermatology Specialists of Illinois. Schedule your appointment today. 844-307-7546

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.