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Algonquin, IL residents learn the importance of consulting a physician for skin inflammation
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
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