Skin Conditions Specialist

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians & Board Certified Pediatricians located in Grand Rapids, MI

Eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other skin conditions can feel uncomfortable or ruin your self-confidence. At Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, their board-certified internal medicine physicians and pediatricians offer treatments to reduce or eliminate common skin problems. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out which skin solution is right for you.

Skin Conditions Q&A

What are skin conditions?

Skin conditions can cause rough skin, discoloration, bumps, or lumps on your skin. They might lead to irritation, redness, or other abnormalities that can ruin your self-esteem or feel painful. 

Examples of skin conditions you or members of your family might encounter include:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Moles and skin tags
  • Warts
  • Rosacea
  • Hives
  • Cold sores
  • Melasma
  • Skin cancer
  • Chickenpox


Many skin problems are easy to treat and produce clearer, smoother, healthier-looking skin. If skin conditions are severe or don’t subside on their own, see the experts at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan for an evaluation.


What causes skin conditions?

The cause of skin conditions isn’t always known. They can result from contact with certain plants or allergens. Viruses, bacteria, genetics, and hormone changes can also play a role in developing skin problems. 


What are the symptoms of skin conditions?

Common signs and symptoms of skin conditions you or your child might encounter include:

  • Itchy skin
  • A rash
  • Raised or red bumps
  • Skin discoloration
  • Peeling skin
  • Rough skin patches
  • Open sores
  • Dry or cracked skin
  • Changes in moles
  • Excessive flushing
  • Loss of skin pigment


Sometimes skin problems go away on their own or with at-home care, but in other cases, medical intervention is necessary to give you the beautiful, clear skin you desire.


How are skin conditions diagnosed?

To diagnose skin conditions, your internal medicine specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your skin. They might take a tissue biopsy or complete allergy testing to find the root cause of the problem and develop a treatment plan.


Which treatments are available?

After diagnosing the type of skin condition you have, experts at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan might recommend:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Topical treatments
  • Oral medicines
  • Dietary supplements
  • Allergy shots
  • Hormone treatments
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Laser treatment
  • Chemical peels
  • Cryotherapy
  • Tissue excision


Your provider can remove lumps, bumps, moles, warts, and skin pigmentation problems using various methods. Doing so can restore your self-confidence and improve your skin’s texture, color, and tone.

Don’t live with rough, cracked, discolored, or bumpy skin when simple treatments are available at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out which skin solutions are right for you.