The first step in medical treatment is diagnosis. A board certified dermatologist or an associate working under his direct supervision is the specialist with the expertise, education and experience to make a diagnosis of a dermatological condition. Dermatologists diagnose and treat diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Our providers diagnose and treat patients of all ages and ethnicities.
Medical conditions of the skin, hair, and nails are many. They include eczema, dermatitis, alopecia, hyperhydrosis, keloids, lichen planus, folliculitis, granuloma annulare, molluscum contagiosum, pruritus, herpes simplex, shingles, rosacea, acne, scabies, psoriasis, fungal infections, staph infections, urticaria, keratosis pilaris, neuritis, paronychia, pityriasis rosea, hidradenitis suppurativa, telangiectasia, impetigo, drug reactions, carbuncles, ulcers, lupus, and sarcoidosis. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and various systemic medical conditions manifest first in the skin.
Treatment of the conditions listed above can include topical treatment and over the counter medicines, prescription medicines taken internally or applied topically, specialized biologic agents, recognition of possible drug reactions or allergies, and combinations of treatment according to the patient’s specific circumstances and needs. Our providers are first motivated to make the correct diagnosis using their education, experience and research. Diagnosis of skin diseases is best made by dermatologists. Our providers also access the resources of skilled dermatopathologists. Our professionals then treat each condition according to its diagnosis, its possible implication of other possible diseases, and the unique character of each patient.. A major advantage of McComb Skin Clinic is the collaborative atmosphere among our professionals.