Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes visible redness and blood vessels on the face. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush easily. The redness can spread from the nose to the cheeks, forehead, chin reaching the ears. In more advanced cases of Rosacea, a condition called Rhinophyma can cause the nose to appear larger due to the oil glands expansion and the skin thickening in that area. Rosacea can even cause eye problems, a condition known as conjunctivitis. Left untreated, it can lead to even more serious eye complications.
- Hot drinks
- Spicy foods
- Temperature extremes
- Sunlight or wind
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
Dermatologists often recommend a combination of treatments tailored to the individual patient. Together, these treatments can stop the progress of Rosacea and sometimes reverse it.
- Gels and creams
- Oral antibiotics
- Electric needling
- Green tinted makeup may mask the redness
Fungal skin infections are infections of the skin which are also known as ‘mycoses’. Superficial fungal infections affecting the outer layer of skin, hair and nails, are common and generally mild. However, fungi can sometimes cause serious disease if the person is otherwise unwell or their immune system is suppressed.
At Dermacare Center, we diagnose the fungal skin infections through physical examination, medical history and laboratory testing.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious yet chronic (long-lasting) skin condition in which the life cycle of the skin cell speeds up. This causes the cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin forming scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.
- Red patches of skin with grey scales.
- Itching, burning or soreness.
- Dry and cracked skin that may cause bleeding.
- Swollen and stiff joints.
Dr. Ikramullah Al Nasir has extensive experience in treating patients with psoriasis.
Eczema or “Atopic Dermatitis” is a chronic skin condition due to a number of diseases that results in skin inflammation. This condition tends to flare periodically. The word "atopic" refers to a tendency for excess inflammation in the skin, linings of the nose, and lungs. It often runs in families who may have allergies such as hay fever and asthma.
- Itchiness, redness.
- Dry and/or scaly skin.
- Raised bumps.