Dermatology

Family Practice, PA

Family Practice located in Hitchcock, TX

The trained staff at Family Practice, PA help patients who experience skin conditions like eczema, acne, rashes, and skin cancer with a range of dermatology treatments including topic creams, medications, and lifestyle modifications. Patients from throughout Hitchcock, Texas, can keep their skin clear and healthy with help from the team. If you’re concerned about your skin, call or make an appointment online today.

Dermatology Q & A

Family Practice, PA

How is acne treated?

While acne is associated with adolescence, many people experience it throughout adulthood. The team at Family Practice, PA offer a variety of treatments, customized to meet your specific needs. Some of the treatments available include medicated cleansers, topical creams and serums, laser treatments, and prescription medication.

What should I do if I have a strange mole?

Moles are common; in fact, most adults have 30-40 moles. You should keep an eye on your moles and if you notice a new mole or if a mole changes in shape, size, or color, you should ask a medical professional to examine it. You may also want to ask the doctor to look at moles on parts of your body that are difficult for you to see on your own.

Not every mole indicates skin cancer or melanoma. Cancerous growths typically have characteristics described as ABCDEs:

  • Asymmetry 
  • Border 
  • Color 
  • Diameter 
  • Evolution 

If you have a mole that is suspected to be cancerous, depending on the size, location, and risk, the doctor will either take a biopsy or remove the mole.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a dry, red, and itchy skin rash that is also referred to as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is more common in children, but it can also affect adults. The condition has genetic links and is often associated with a hyperactive immune response. Other conditions that can trigger an eczema outbreak include:

  • Dry skin
  • Stress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Cold and dry environments
  • Heat and sweat

Our team offers customized treatments for eczema, warts, and other rashes, including those caused by allergic reactions to poison ivy, helping to relieve any discomfort while also soothing the irritation in your skin. If left untreated, eczema can lead to cracks in your skin, increasing your risk of developing an infection.

What happens when I need stitches?

If you experience a deep or large laceration, you may need stitches to close the wound. You should make your way to Family Practice, PA, keeping pressure on your wound to reduce any bleeding. A member of the team will gently clean your wound and examine it to determine the best way to close it.

The doctor numbs the area around the wound and uses a sterile needle and thread to sew your skin together. The wound is bandaged and you are given instructions on how to care for your injury. You may need to return to the office to have your stitches removed, although many stitches are designed to dissolve or loosen and come out on their own.

If you have any concerns about your skin, from rashes or acne to skin cancer or wounds, call or make an appointment online to see a healthcare practitioner at Family Practice, PA today.