Chronic skin conditions can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. You may be able to manage a minor chronic skin condition on your own. For other chronic skin conditions, you can benefit from the skills and knowledge of a dermatologist.
Many skin conditions like sunburn and acne can come and go. In many cases, you can manage them with a little extra care including:
A chronic skin condition is a skin problem you learn to live with and manage. Some of the most common chronic skin conditions include:
There are many factors that can trigger an outbreak of a chronic skin condition. If you have eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea you should avoid:
If you are dealing with sun damage or skin cancer, it’s critical to apply sunscreen whenever you go outside, even in winter. You should use sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor or SPF of 30, or an SPF of at least 50 if you are at high risk.
If you are at high risk of skin cancer, you should visit your dermatologist regularly for a skin check. You should also self-check your skin at least once a week. You need to look for:
If you are dealing with a chronic skin condition, your dermatologist can help with management and treatment, so you can look and feel your best. Talk with your dermatologist today to learn more about managing chronic skin conditions and how your dermatologist can help.