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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues near Swansea, IL.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3608 W Main Street
Belleville, IL
(618) 397-6605

Dr. Gary Vicik is a specialist in surgical dermatology. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicik include psoriasis. Dr. Vicik's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vicik honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, skin issues

All Interests: Medical Dermatology, Psoriasis

Steven Earl Musick I MD, FAAD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4932 Benchmark Centre Drive; Suite 3
Swansea, IL
(618) 628-2588

Dr. Steven Musick is a surgical dermatology specialist in Swansea, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Musick's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
510 Fullerton Road
Swansea, IL
(618) 233-7666

Dr. Susan Journagan is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Journagan include skin issues. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Medical Dermatology

Dr. David Settle Reid IV MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2900 Frank Scott Parkway West; Suite 970
Belleville, IL
(618) 235-8500

Dr. David Reid is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reid include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reid is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Reid attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Chemical Peels, IPL, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Hehmann MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4600 Memorial Drive; Suite 320
Belleville, IL
(618) 257-2100

Dr. Richard Hehmann's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hehmann include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hehmann accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Hehmann is affiliated with Gateway Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Facial Implants, Dermabrasion, Brow Lift, Chin Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)


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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.