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Our dermatology offices serve Parkersburg and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin. We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Razor bumps

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in African American who shave regularly. Curved hair follicles and curly hair common among African American is a major contributor. Preventing of razor bumps Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact. There is an increased risk of skin damage is individuals with darker skin types because of greater amounts of pigment in the skin. Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps.

Below are some principles to avoid razor bumps

1. Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving 2. Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel 3. Use a sharp blade and rinse after each stroke 4. Avoid double and triple blade razors 5. Shave in the direction of hair growth 6.Do not pull the skin taut 7. Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation Call us to learn more about resolving your razor bumps.

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Hives

Hives is also known as urticaria. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. It can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Hives can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads. Hives can last for several hours or days. Call a board certified dermatologist. What causes Hives? hives-on-the-legsHives can form when, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Allergies, food, insect stings, extended exposure to sunlight or medications can all cause a break out in Hives. In children, it can also break out when the above circumstances are present. Hives in children can be controlled with over the counter medications. Some Hives treatments can be home remedies as well. Consult with a board certified dermatologist for options for Hives treatment

Types of Hives and angioedema?

There are several different types of hives and angioedema, including:

Acute Hives:

Hives or swelling that lasts for less than six weeks. This is usually in reaction to allergic reactions to food, medication, infection, latex or insect bites. Common foods that brings on Hives include; milk, wheat, soy, chocolate, fish, shell fish, tomatoes, eggs, berries, nuts, foods with preservatives. Medication include aspirin, ibuprofen, painkillers and codeine.

Angiodemaangeidema

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. The swelling may also occur on the surface of the skin. In some cases, the swelling is combined with the appearance of hives. Some areas of the body such as the face and limbs, are more prone to swelling than others. It’s due to this swelling that angioedema is sometimes referred to as “giant hives.” Symptoms of Angiodema swollen eyes or lining of the eyes swollen mouth abdominal cramping difficulty in breathing When angioedema is hereditary in a family, the condition is known as hereditary angioedema. Hereditary angioedema has different causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications than regular angioedema.

Chronic urticaria:image

Hives or swelling that lasts more than 6 weeks is called Chronic Urticaria. The cause is more difficult to determine because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.

Physical Urticaria:

This is when Urticaria is cause by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.

How to treat Hives

The best way to treat Hives to to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” Once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Also, consult with a board certified dermatologist.

Home remedies for Hives

Avoid hot water. Use luke warm water to wash your face and shower Avoid heavily fragrance soaps and detergents Bath/shower once per day Use hypo-allergenic soaps for showers and detergents Use cool compress to area Wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothes Chemical Peel
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