Houston dermatologist describes similar conditions to rosacea
Many things can happen to the skin. The skin can be extremely sensitive for some patients in the Houston area and it may break out into rashes or develop redness for what seems to be no reason at all. While rosacea is a condition that is often characterized by flushing skin, redness, and pustules and papules, it may be misdiagnosed due to similar conditions that often mimic the appearance of rosacea. In order to treat skin conditions properly, it is important that the diagnosis is correct so that the proper treatments can be used to address it.
Dr. Weaver of Dr. W Dermatology in Houston and Katy is a dedicated dermatologist who is well aware of many similar conditions that can make patients believe they have rosacea. Some of the skin disorders and problems that are misdiagnosed as rosacea may include:
- Dry eyes
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Contact dermatitis
- Perioral Dermatitis
Many of these conditions above mimic aspects of rosacea. Someone who is unaware of the specific symptoms of rosacea may be unable to diagnose it properly. It is important that patients have a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of their condition and get a proper treatment. Treating for rosacea when that is not the problem will not improve the skin or give patients any relief. Diagnosis from a dermatologist for a skin condition will be more accurate than a generalized diagnosis given by a family physician who has limited knowledge of skin disorders.
If you live in or around the Houston area and you are interested in finding out more about the reason for your red skin, contact Dr. W Dermatology today to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals. We encourage patients to take the time to work closely with a dedicated dermatologist to learn more about their skin, hair, and body. We offer two convenient locations – one office in Houston and another in Katy to make it easier than ever to receive dermatological care close to work, school, or home!
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