There are many different types of skin rashes, which can stem from things like an allergic reaction to food, personal hygiene products, to even a certain type of fabric. Rashes can develop as the result of an inflammatory response in the body, or from a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection. A rash may clear up on its own after a few days depending on the underlying cause. If a rash persists and does not clear up on its own or respond to conservative treatments, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to determine the source of the rash. Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green, the dermatologist at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY, advise patients to regularly monitor the skin for any changes or new growths or moles, and to seek treatment for a rash that doesn't clear up on its own within a few days, or is accompanied by other symptoms.
Rash Diagnosis and Treatment in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY
The treatment for your rash will depend on a number of factors such as the severity of the rash and the underlying cause. Many rashes can be itchy, but try to resist the urge to scratch. If your rash develops from contact with poison ivy or sumac, rinse and clean the affected area as quickly as possible and try to keep the skin cool, clean and moisturized.
Common skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis can usually be treated with over the counter creams and ointments, or Benadryl (antihistamine) in the case of an allergic reaction. If you are not sure what is causing the rash, see a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.
Find a Skin Doctor in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY
To learn more about rash prevention and treatment, or for information about getting healthy, youthful looking skin, contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic by calling 307-234-0003 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bennion or Dr. Green.
Everyone wants smooth, supple skin, but that’s hard to achieve if you have a problem with thick, persistent hairs in unwanted places. Many people choose to remove these hairs using tweezers, waxing treatments, and shaving. But if you’re a good candidate, you should consider laser hair removal by a specialist instead. It’s a popular cosmetic skin treatment available at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, which has offices in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.
About Laser Hair Removal
It’s easy enough to remove hair by shaving or plucking it away, but the problem is that the hair reappears after just a couple of days. In many cases, the hair comes back even darker, harder, and thicker. Laser hair removal uses pulsed light energy to provide you with a longer-lasting solution. After a laser hair removal appointment, you can enjoy the feel of soft, stubble-free skin for several weeks or longer. With repeated treatments, you may achieve what seems like “permanent” results.
Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
If you have very dark-colored hair and light or pale skin, you are the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. This is because the heat from the laser can target the follicle of a dark hair on light skin much more accurately. Lasers are most commonly used on the chin or face, neck, underarms, and bikini area as well as the legs and arms. Your Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY, skin doctor may suggest that you book a full year of monthly treatments to ensure that you get the best results.
Laser Removal: A Better Choice
The most notable benefit of laser hair removal is that your results will last much longer than traditional ways of removing unwanted hair. Also, when the hairs do grow back they are usually much finer and not as noticeable. Pulling a hair out manually causes blood to rush to the follicle, immediately stimulating new growth. Laser beams damage the follicle instead, making it harder for hair to grow back.
No More Unwanted Hair
You may not have to submit to painful, short-term solutions to unwanted hair any longer thanks to laser hair removal. Call (307) 234-0003 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Matthew Green at Wyoming Skin Clinic. They are proud to serve patients in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.
There has been an ongoing mythical campaign against the use of vaccines. Experience with all vaccines over the many decades of use have demonstrated that the protective effects of vaccines far outweighs any possible risks of getting vaccinated against an infectious agent. This winter this years flu type, H3N2, has killed 30 kids and more adults. Typically the deaths from flu in the US number in the tens of thousands. The most recent story was of a teenage boy who was healthy who started coughing and died within a week--he hadn't been vaccinated. This year's vaccine has protective effects on both H1N1 and H3N2 influenza. Each year the vaccine is produced to cover the virus that is most prevalent in that year. Usually the types change so if one gets vaccinated each year there will be more protection than if you only get vaccinated occasionally. There are some super bad flu types waiting in the wings; a bird flu(H7N9) in Asia which is resistant to tamiflu and very deadly has been recently identified. Vaccination over years will probably give you some protection against these very virulent flu viruses. And getting vaccinated not only protects you but those around you such as family members. So get vaccinated--its safe and effective and protects you and those you love from a potentially lethal disease. More about vaccines for warts and shingles later.
Learn the early warning signs of this life-threatening skin cancer.
It is estimated that over 87,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2017 alone, and 9,730 people will die from this serious form of skin cancer. Anyone can develop melanoma and unfortunately, many people don’t keep their eyes out for the warning signs. From the office of our Laramie, Gillette, and Casper, WY, dermatologists, Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green, know how to spot the most common symptoms of melanoma.
Symptoms of Melanoma
Everyone should perform self-exams on their skin at least once a month. These exams should be meticulous and comprehensive. You should check everything from the scalp to in-between your toes. When you are performing this exam it’s helpful to remember your ABCDEs.
Asymmetry: Both sides of the mole should be the same size and shape. If the halves are different then this could be a warning sign of melanoma.
Border: Healthy moles will have a clear, defined border. If the border is undefined or blurred this is a warning sign.
Color: A mole should only be a single color. If you notice different colors (e.g. black, tan, red, white, blue) in one mole then this should be an indicator that it’s time to have the mole examined.
Diameter: Benign moles tend to be small. Questionable moles will be larger in size (often the size of a pencil eraser or larger).
Evolving: Moles shouldn’t change at all over time; they should remain the same. If you notice any changes to a mole such as bleeding or crusting you’ll want to visit our Laramie, Gillette and Casper skin doctors for an evaluation.
Annual Skin Cancer Screenings
Even if you are dedicated to putting on sunscreen everyday (and we certainly commend you for it!) you should still make some time in your schedule to visit our skin doctors for a routine screening. These screenings are completely painless and it’s one of the best ways to detect problems early when melanoma is easier to treat.
Central Wyoming Skin Clinic is happy to provide skin cancer screenings to patients all over the Casper, Laramie and Gillette, WY, areas. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with us and do your part to protect your skin from this pervasive condition.
It seems that aesthetic clinics are showing up on every corner. Along with them comes the enticing “bargain deals.” Botox and fillers for cheap, facials for next to nothing, the pull can be tempting. But ask yourself, “Is it worth the risk?”
Cheap treatments never mean best treatments especially when it comes to an asset as important as your face. A good provider will consult with you about your skin concerns and then take a medical approach that is right for your specific skin needs. When it comes to proper skin treatments, one shoe does not fit all. If you find yourself in a clinic that does not consult with you and listen to your concerns, hand tailoring a regimen suited JUST FOR YOU, take your business elsewhere.
The most important thing to ask yourself before getting any procedure done is, “What are the credentials of this provider?” With something as important as your face, the individual to whom you entrust it to should be one that has several things, proper credentialing, licensure, experience, and positive results. There seems to be an abundance of inexperienced individuals doing procedures. Don’t fall for it! Discounting your face is not worth the risk.
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