Are you experiencing some issues with a skin disorder? Several skin conditions can cause a vast display of symptoms such as rashes, blisters, itchy and irritated skin, dry and painful skin and sores. Here at Kingwood Urgent Care in Kingwood, TX we provide skin disorder treatments that are convenient and affordable. We offer you care from some of the top-rated doctors that treat patients of all ages. No appointment is necessary, we welcome your walk in visit
Some common skin conditions we treat include ringworm, shingles, eczema, impetigo, and poison ivy and sumac. Below you will find some information about the conditions we treat to help keep an eye out for symptoms for skin disorders that may need to be treated by our doctors.
Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis or tinea manuum, is a skin infection that is caused by a fungus. Ringworm does not have actual worms but is called ringworm by the shape of the rash that forms on the skin that resembles a tiny worm. Ringworm is highly contagious and can be spread by skin to skin contact as well as whatever the infected skin area touches and then is touched another person. For example, sharing a brush, clothing, and sports equipment. Athletes foot is a common form of ringworm due to the fungus thriving in areas that are hot and humid like in your shoes and socks. Ringworm is relatively easy to treat. However, due to the highly contagious nature of ringworm, if extra efforts aren’t made such as cleaning sheets, clothes, and getting new shoes, ringworm can quickly return. Antifungal medicine is usually prescribed and come in the form of ointments, pills, and creams.
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, also causes a rash to the skin. This rash causes a great deal of pain. Shingles are due to a viral infection which causes blister-like rashes on various areas of your body. Common areas where shingles appear is on your torso. However, the development of the shingles rash can happen anywhere. The same virus causes shingles as chicken pox, and therefore, if you have gotten chicken pox in your lifetime, you are more susceptible to experiencing shingles. The treatment of shingles is best if you begin it as soon as symptoms appear because, like chicken pox, shingles can spread over your body and affect other parts of your body like your sight. Antiviral medications are usually prescribed in the treatment of shingles.
There are several different types of eczema; however, they all produce the same symptoms of irritated, red, itchy, and inflamed skin conditions. Eczema is a manageable skin disorder, and it affects over 30 million Americans. Some people who have eczema, have different types of eczema in different areas of their body. Prescriptions like corticosteroid creams are usually given to treat eczema. However, several at-home treatments can be used to treat and reduce the inflammation of your eczema such as keeping the air moist in your home with a humidifier, washing the infected area with mild soap and using quality moisturizers to prevent your skin from becoming dry which will lead to the desire to scratch.
These skin conditions are just some of the more common skin issues we treat here at Kingwood Urgent Care. If you are ever experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is essential to seek medical attention and introduce treatment as soon as possible as to not spread bacteria on to others if your condition is contagious. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call into our facility. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with any questions. And don’t forget, our facility welcomes walk-in appointments and convenient hours to accommodate your busy schedule best.
Kingwood Urgent Care is conveniently located near you at 2601 W Lake Houston Pkwy Kingwood, TX 77339. So walk-in today or call us at (281) 360-7502.