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We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues near Herrin, IL.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
220 N Park Avenue; Suite 2
Herrin, IL
(618) 942-3344; (618) 565-1212

Dr. Ted Vanacker is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. These areas are among Dr. Vanacker's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contact dermatitis, psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Hair Disorders, Laser Procedures, Medical Dermatology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Pediatric Dermatology
2401 W Main Street
Marion, IL
(618) 997-5311; (618) 549-0300

Dr. Anup Chaudhry works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Carbondale, IL and Marion, IL. His areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhry attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Marion VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , contact dermatitis, psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer, tropical skin diseases

All Interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Hair Disorders, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Dermatopathology
2401 West Main
Marion, IL
(618) 997-5311

Dr. Bruce Mallatt is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mallatt include skin issues. He is affiliated with Marion VA Medical Center. Dr. Mallatt accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Medical Dermatology

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
220 N Park Avenue; Suite 2
Herrin, IL
(618) 942-3344

Dr. Derek Kenneaster's specialty is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kenneaster include skin issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Kenneaster is affiliated with Advanced Dermatology. His education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Kenneaster is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Procedures, Medical Dermatology


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What are Skin Issues?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, protecting and covering our more sensitive inner organs. Considering its size and that it is constantly exposed to the elements, the skin is usually relatively problem-free. However that doesn’t mean that issues don’t come up from time to time that might need the help of a professional. The most common skin issues that people seek medical help with are cosmetic issues, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin growths.

Professional cosmetic skin treatments exist to treat wrinkles, scars, dark spots, remove excess hair, tone and tighten skin, and otherwise improve the appearance of the skin. They may use lasers, light therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or many other forms of skin treatment.

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, most commonly on the face or back. The clogged follicles can then become infected and inflamed. Treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and retinoid creams.

Eczema is dry, sensitive skin that causes an itchy red rash, often in response to specific triggers. It is common in childhood but can sometimes last into adulthood. The main treatment involves keeping skin well moisturized.

Dermatitis is the medical name for any kind of skin inflammation or rash. Rashes can happen because of an allergy or contact with an irritating substance. They may be red, itchy, or even painful. They are often treated with antihistamines or moisturizing creams containing cortisone.

Psoriasis is patches of thick, red skin that is covered in silvery scales. It is often itchy and sore. Psoriasis is thought to be caused by an immune disorder, and it runs in families. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure, but there are medicated creams available to treat the symptoms.

Skin growths, including warts and moles, are usually not serious. However, some skin growths should be examined by a doctor to make sure they don’t cause problems in the future. Warts are harmless, rough, bumpy growths caused by a viral infection. They occur most often on the hands and feet. Because they are caused by a virus, they are contagious. Moles are brown or black spots that are sometimes raised slightly from the surface of the skin. They happen when clumps of pigment cells form in a cluster instead of spread out. Moles are harmless except that they are more vulnerable to cancer than other parts of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and its risk increases with sun exposure and fair skin tone.

Skin issues can be embarrassing or irritating, but most are minor and can be treated without serious problems. Some, however, can be a sign of a more significant issue, so it is important to see a doctor for anything out of the ordinary.