A Look at Common Adult Skin Problems

Adult skin problems can severely lower a person’s self-confidence. If you are suffering from any of the following skin issues, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to find a solution that works for you.


These red, splotchy welts along the skin are usually signs of an allergy. Hives mostly cause itchy, irritated skin, but they can also sting or burn. They are found all over the body and can last anywhere from a few minutes up until a few days. If you get hives frequently, you are probably allergic to some medication, some food, or even temperature extremes. Talk to your dermatologist about your hive issues so he or she can find a way to stop them.


Psoriasis is an uncomfortable rash that is red in the center and covered with white or grey scales. It is most typically seen on the scalp, around the elbows, on the knees, and even on the lower back. Although it is not contagious, it is very uncomfortable. If you are suffering from psoriasis, your doctor should be able to find you a medication that will alleviate your symptoms.


Unfortunately, even adults can get acne. Dead skin and oil can start to clog just beneath the surface of the skin and negatively affect the pores. These pores become inflamed and eventually open, which leads to blackheads. Your hormones could be responsible for your acne issues, but the problem might be a result of exposure to certain kinds of bacteria. Talk to your dermatologist about your acne to find out why you are dealing with it and how you can get rid of it.

At Specialists in Dermatology, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. With a team of some of the leading dermatologists and Physician Assistants in Southern Arizona, we give you every advantage toward getting the skin you want. Call (520) 382-3330 to learn more about the practice.