Dermatology Specialist

Elkins Park Family Medicine

Rachel Rosen, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Elkins Park, PA

Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It covers and protects all of your internal organs. If you develop skin conditions such as a rash, mole, acne, or warts and need dermatology care, contact Dr. Rosen at Elkins Park Family Medicine in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosen offers evaluation and management of many skin conditions to keep your skin healthy and looking great. Call to schedule a consultation today.

Dermatology Q & A

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is a field that focuses on keeping your skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes healthy. This includes diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the skin, like eczema, psoriasis, moles, acne, warts, fungal infections, and rashes.

 

What are common skin conditions?

A wide variety of conditions can affect your skin. Some of the common conditions Dr. Rosen treats include:

Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that can cause a red, scaly, and itchy rash. The condition can range in severity from very mild to severe. It is not contagious. Although there is no cure for eczema, Dr. Rosen can help you manage your condition with a variety of different treatments, including lifestyle modifications, topical creams, and oral medications.

Acne

Acne is a skin condition that develops when your pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, which then leads to inflammation. If acne is interfering with your sense of well being or distracting from your natural appearance, Dr. Rosen can help control your symptoms and clear your skin using topical treatments or oral medications.

Warts

A wart is a skin growth caused by a virus, which typically enters your skin through a nick or small scratch. In many cases, your body is able to fight off the virus, but sometimes specific treatment is needed. Dr. Rosen treats warts by freezing the growth to isolate the virus.

 

How are skin conditions treated?

Dr. Rosen begins treatment by identifying your dermatologic condition. This can often be accomplished by visually examining your skin and talking to you about your symptoms.  Sometimes, she may need to take a small skin sample to confirm a diagnosis.

Once she understands your condition, she offers customized treatment to both relieve your symptoms and address the underlying condition causing it. Treatment for dermatologic conditions can involve a combination of topical creams, ointments, and oral medications. Dr. Rosen fully customizes your dermatology treatments to address your individual needs.

You may have regular dermatology appointments with Dr. Rosen to check the progress of your treatment and make adjustments, as necessary. Sometimes it is necessary to try several different treatments to maximize results.

If you are concerned about your skin, call our office to schedule an appointment today.

*Individual results may vary