Emily treats a number of different skin conditions and problems, including acne, rosacea, warts, minor rashes, bug bites, cysts, athlete’s foot, dandruff, and lesions.
There are a number of ways to treat warts, so which method is selected depends on the location of the wart, the patient’s symptoms, and personal preference. The most common options are topical medications with salicylic acid or freezing therapy, in which liquid nitrogen is used to quickly freeze the wart. Larger warts usually take 2-3 freezing treatments to resolve. At One Stop Family Clinic, we can freeze up to 3 warts at one appointment.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It most often affects the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulder areas of the skin that contain the most oil glands. Acne is most prevalent among teenagers due to their fluctuating hormones but can also affect adults. Emily assesses each patient’s skin and, from there, devises a personalized treatment plan. The plan may include topical and/or oral medications and a gentle daily cleansing regime. Excessive washing can irritate whiteheads and blackheads, causing them to become infected and spread.
Lacerations are any open wound on the skin, including cuts, scrapes, scratches, and perforations. Most lacerations are the result of skin hitting an object or an object hitting the skin with force. It’s important to clean and prepare a laceration for repair properly in order to prevent infection and reduce scarring. Once a laceration is thoroughly cleaned, it may require closure. Several methods are available, including bandages, glue, staples or sutures. It is important that lacerations be professionally and promptly evaluated, especially if: the patient’s last tetanus shot was greater than 5 years ago, the cut is deeper or longer than ½ inch, is contaminated, does not stop bleeding with direct pressure or bleeds longer than 20 minutes.
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