Oral and Topical Medications

Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications. After correctly identifying and diagnosing the condition, we prescribe an appropriate and effective oral antifungal medication that doesn’t interfere with their other medications. Likewise, we prescribe the appropriate and effective topical medications when needed.

We choose medication that is individualized to the patient—addressing their diagnosed skin condition, its severity, their preference for simple or complex treatment regimens, their individual skin type and other factors that might contribute to their condition.

This happens daily for a wide variety of skin conditions including acne, eczema and dermatitis among others.

Some common oral medications we prescribe include:

  • Isotretinoin – Can drastically improve severe acne
  • Immunosuppressives like methotrexate and cyclosporine are used for server eczema or psoriasis
  • Otezla – A newer therapy for psoriasis

Common topical medications we prescribe include:

  • Topical corticosteroids such as triamcinolone, clobetasol, fluocinonide, mometasone and hydrocortisone
  • Acne medications with tretinoin, adapalene or other retinoids combined with benzoyl peroxide
  • Topical chemotherapy medications like 5-fluoruracil or Imiquimod

Conditions We Treat

We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if oral or topical medications are the best treatment option for you.


Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Learn More


Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age. Learn More

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin. Learn More

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