Common Skin Disorders Detected by Dermatology Pathology Labs

Common Skin Disorders Detected by Dermatology Pathology Labs

Skin disorders and diseases are often diagnosed after a dermatologist sends skin samples, or biopsies, to a pathology lab.  Labs will assist the dermatologists with diagnosis of diseases that can be difficult to pinpoint visually upon initial inspection.  Our quality dermatology pathology lab service in Tampa, FL has the expertise to support many doctors in their diagnosis after performing tests in our lab.  We work closely with our dermatologist partners to provide the best medical advice and guidance for your patients.  There are a few common skin diseases that are detected using our dermatology pathology lab service.

Acne

Acne is the most common skin disorder, typically affecting teenagers to adults.  It is caused by blocked hair follicles and oil buildup, and it can be exacerbated by hormonal changes.  It is important to talk to your doctor about how to properly treat your acne in order to avoid permanent scars or dark spots.

Eczema

Eczema is also widely common, especially in young children.  It is characterized by dry, scaly, or itchy spots on the skin, and it can sometimes be irritating or itchy.  Although the cause has not been pinpointed, it is believed that eczema is caused by genetics, the environment, or the immune system.  There are many creams and lotions that target this skin dryness and help to alleviate the itchiness.

Rosacea

Rosacea is the constant swelling of the face, creating redness, visible blood vessels, or even acne.  Rosacea is common in older women, but it can also affect men.  You can seek treatment for rosacea by talking to your dermatologist to find a solution that fits your situation.  

Severe Sunburns

After exposure to the sunlight without proper sun protection, you may suffer from sunburn.  Often times, you will just need to apply soothing lotions like aloe vera to relieve pain while you wait it out.  However, if you are suffering from extreme sunburn, you may be at risk for sun poisoning or even second-degree burns.  You need to see a dermatologist for proper treatment of any severe burns.

Shingles

Shingles is a virus that causes a red, blistery rash that can affect the torso or upper part of your body.  It may also cause a headache or fever as well.  If you suspect that you are suffering from shingles, you want to see a dermatologist immediately.  They will help you avoid the pain by prescribing you medications that will help to lessen your symptoms while the virus runs its course.

Hives

If you notice raised, red, bumpy areas on your skin, you may be suffering from hives.  Hives are the result of certain medications, bug bites, allergies, food, or stings.  If hives are covering much of your skin, you need to seek immediate medical care.  You may be suffering an extreme allergic reaction.  

These are a few of the most common skin diseases that a lab can help identify and diagnose after we are sent skin samples for testing.  When you partner with our quality dermatology pathology lab service in Tampa, FL, our professionals and technicians will provide you with information to diagnose patients in a timely and efficient manner.  Contact us to hear how we can help your dermatology practice today.

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