Skin Conditions

Family Medicine located in Sacramento, CA
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Skin Conditions services offered in Sacramento, CA

Most people develop skin problems at some time, whether it’s an allergic reaction that causes a temporary rash or a life-long condition like eczema. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, in Sacramento, California, the team offers expert diagnosis and treatment for numerous skin conditions, including laser therapy for blemishes and acne. Call the office to request a consultation, or book an appointment online today.

What skin conditions might affect me?

Skin conditions are common problems. Some are acute, like allergic rashes, while others last a lifetime. Common skin conditions include:

  • Acne (severe spots and pimples)
  • Herpes infection (cold sores)
  • Hives (raised red bumps)
  • Actinic keratosis (brown spots)
  • Rosacea (red patches)
  • Eczema (itchy, flaky skin)
  • Psoriasis (thick skin plaques)
  • Contact dermatitis (allergy to something you touch)
  • Vitiligo (loss of skin pigment)
  • Warts (noncancerous growths)
  • Keratosis pilaris (red, bumpy skin)
  • Ringworm (fungal infection)
  • Melasma (dark skin patches)
  • Skin cancer

Skin cancer is common in the United States. The three main types are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Of these, melanoma is the most dangerous. Unless identified and treated early enough, it can prove fatal.

Other conditions that can cause skin problems include measles, chicken pox, and autoimmune disorders like lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

What symptoms do skin conditions cause?

Skin conditions cause various symptoms, including:

  • Red or white raised bumps  
  • Painful or itchy rashes
  • Scaliness
  • Roughness
  • Peeling 
  • Open sores 
  • Dryness
  • Cracks and fissures
  • Discoloration

Melanomas usually develop from existing moles. You should examine your skin regularly for changes in your moles, including enlargement, irregular borders, redness, irritation, and weeping.

What treatment might my skin condition require? 

The treatment recommended for your skin condition depends on its cause and severity. Options include:


Antihistamines can help with allergies, antibiotics treat bacterial infections, and antifungal preparations destroy funguses like ringworm. Many medicated creams and ointments are available to ease symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Corticosteroids can be helpful but may thin the skin with prolonged use. 

Laser therapy

Lasers use light energy to address problems ranging from acne to rosacea. The light painlessly kills bacteria and removes discolored skin cells. It can also improve the appearance of scars, a common problem for people with severe acne. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, the team uses Fotona laser technology to treat skin conditions and provide aesthetic treatments.

Taking good care of your skin is also vital to help it stay healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat foods rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and keep your skin clean, dry, and moisturized.

Call the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, if you have a troublesome skin condition or book an appointment online today.