Dermatology

DeArk Medical Center PLLC

Internal and Preventive Medicine Clinic located in Charlotte, NC

Chronic skin conditions like acne and psoriasis can leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. At DeArk Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can meet with the area’s top internist Dr. Iyamu, MD, PhD. Dr. Iyamu and his team have extensive backgrounds in caring for men and women who struggle with chronic skin issues. Schedule your dermatology visit and skin check by using the online scheduling feature, or by calling the office.

Dermatology Q & A

Why do I have chronic skin inflammation?

Chronic skin redness and inflammation can stem from a number of lifelong issues. Common dermatological conditions — such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne — can develop because they run in your family. But you can also develop chronic skin issues due to:

  • Contact or environmental allergies
  • Dietary allergies or intolerances
  • Sun or pollution exposure
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Viral or bacterial infections

Since chronic skin conditions can stem from a number of factors and more than one issue can occur simultaneously, you need to spend time at DeArk Medical Center to get a thorough diagnosis.

How are skin disorders diagnosed?

Because Dr. Iyamu has extensive experience in dermatology — both diagnosing and treating irritating chronic skin disorders — you can feel confident that he’s going to get to the root of your inflammation. Generally, he starts by going through your personal and family medical history. After evaluating your current flare-up and discussing your symptoms, he often orders some blood work.

Lab testing for skin disorders involves checking for certain inflammatory biomarkers that could be triggering your symptoms. In some cases, Dr. Iyamu could even request allergy testing to determine if allergies are causing your flare-ups.

If needed, he might also have you go through a skin prick test to get a more thorough analysis of all possible allergens that could be leading to your skin condition. This way, you know exactly what to avoid.

Is there a cure for skin disorders?

While no cure exists for most skin disorders — including psoriasis, eczema, acne, and dermatitis — you can certainly learn to manage discomfort and flare-ups with the help of Dr. Iyamu. Once he determines the cause of your condition, he can get you started on a treatment plan, which could include:

  • Oral prescription medications
  • Clinical-grade topical ointments
  • Steroid creams

In some cases, chronic skin diseases resolve on their own or don’t cause any issues for weeks or months at a time. No matter the severity of your symptoms though, Dr. Iyamu can teach you lifestyle changes — like foods to avoid — that can further improve issues with inflammation.

Schedule your skin check and dermatology visit at DeArk Medical Center by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling the office.

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