Dermatology

Chesapeake ERgent Care -  - Emergency Medicine

Chesapeake ERgent Care

Emergency Medicine located in Gambrills, MD

Cosmetic disorders affecting your skin – including hair loss, scars, and the skin changes associated with aging – often require a doctor’s care and diagnosis. Dr. Ron Elfenbein, Founder, Medical Director, and CEO of Chesapeake ERgent Care, has partnered with WellAve Mobile Dermatology to offer in-house dermatology services once a week in their Gambrills, Maryland office. If your skin needs professional dermatological care, call or click to book an appointment today.

Dermatology Q & A

Chesapeake ERgent Care

What is a dermatologist?

Dermatologists are physicians specially trained to see patients with all types of cosmetic concerns and disorders associated with your:

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Mucous membranes

What does a dermatologist treat?

A dermatologist attends additional training after medical school to obtain experience with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of:

  • Skin cancers: including melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin
  • Contact dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disorders
  • Skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases
  • Interpretation of skin biopsies
  • Surgical techniques used in dermatology

 

Dermatologists perform a variety of specialized diagnostic procedures related to skin conditions and use treatments including:

  • Medicine application and injection
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • Microdermabrasion to exfoliate your skin
  • Electrosurgery – using high-frequency electric current to cut or destroy tissue
  • Cryosurgery for freezing tissue
  • Laser surgery
  • Excision surgery – removal by cutting with appropriate closures (including skin grafts)

When should you see a dermatologist?

Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases. Dermatologists also improve the appearance of their patients and offer additional services such as:

  • Wart removal
  • Rash treatment
  • Allergy treatment
  • Poison ivy
  • Allergic reactions

 

If your rash or other skin problem covers more than 10% of your body and is accompanied by fever, joint aches, muscle pain, difficulty swallowing, or trouble sleeping, consult a dermatologist. You should also visit a dermatologist if you have any ulcers that won’t heal, as these open sores can lead to severe infections.

It's essential that you don’t take new skin conditions lightly. In fact, a skin problem can be the first sign of a more significant issue, including systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus. A dermatologist can diagnose skin inflammation that reveals inflammation in your organs.

You should also see a dermatologist for:

Faster diagnosis

In severe cases, you could be at risk of more severe organ damage, which can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome or damage to your kidneys or liver. A dermatologist can recognize worrisome symptoms immediately.

Scar prevention

Dermatologists treat hair, skin, and nail conditions – including hair loss and severe acne – in a way so that scarring does not occur. That's essential because there’s no way to reverse scarring.

It’s best to seek medical advice as soon as you notice a problem because the longer your problem persists, the more extensive permanent damage becomes.

To get help with your dermatology needs, call or make an appointment online today to see a WellAve Mobile Dermatologist at Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland.