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 a 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-fluorouracil or Imiquimod

Related Conditions


Acne

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

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair. Learn More

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths.  Learn More

Benign Skin Lesions

As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless. Learn More

Common Skin Growths

There are a number of common, non-cancerous skin growths that are prevalent in our population. Learn More

Dilated Oil Glands

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia refers to benign enlarged and dilated oil glands. These appear as yellowish to pink bumps scattered on the face. They are more common in people with a history of oily skin. Learn More

Eczema

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

Dry Skin

Dry skin is common for many and can happen at any age. Skin gets dry when it loses too much water or oil and typically becomes dryer as we age, in the winter and in low-humidity climates. Learn More

Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising. Learn More

Fungal Infections

A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus. Learn More

Genital Warts

Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infection Learn More

Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple. Learn More

Herpes Simplex

For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere. Learn More

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time. Learn More

Hives

Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours. Learn More

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition of the skin in which it appears darker than usual. Learn More

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition which causes tiny bumps to form on the skin, often resembling goose bumps or small pimples. Learn More

Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails. Learn More

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells). Learn More

Melasma

Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women. Learn More

Nail Disorders

A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails. Learn More

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps. Learn More

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness. Learn More

Pruritus (Itch)

Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch. Learn More

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal. Learn More

Rashes

Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions. Learn More

Rosacea

Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face. Learn More

Scabies

Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash. Learn More

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin issue that causes a rash. The skin will appear red and possibly swollen, with a white or yellowish crusty scale on the surface. Learn More

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless. Learn More

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer. Learn More

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast. Learn More

Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that’s caused by repeated pulling or putting tension on hair, such as wearing tight ponytails, buns, braids, etc. Learn More

Unknown Rashes

A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin. Learn More

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas. Learn More

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