Oral & Topical Treatments

Oral & Topical Treatments

Oral & Topical Treatments services offered in Woodmere and Westbury, NY

Oral and topical treatments are two of the most effective noninvasive dermatological approaches for skin issues. At Comprehensive Dermatology, the team of experienced dermatology specialists offers all-encompassing skin care at offices in Woodmere and Westbury, New York. Learn more about the available oral and topical treatments by calling the nearest office or requesting an appointment online today.

What are oral and topical treatments?

Oral treatments are generally capsules or pills. Less commonly, oral treatments may refer to sublingual (under the tongue) or buccal (between gums and cheek) tablets or films. 

Topical treatments usually refer to creams, lotions, gels, powders, or other forms of medications applied directly to the skin. Additionally, topical treatments may refer to wound care and other in-office care from medical professionals. 

Oral and topical treatments have many purposes, including skin cleansing, protection, moisturization, drying excess moisture, fighting infection, and reducing inflammation. 

As a dermatology practice, Comprehensive Dermatology treats the full spectrum of skin, hair, and nail problems. Treatment plans often involve oral and topical medications. 

When might I need oral and topical treatments?

You might need oral or topical treatments if you have a dermatological issue such as:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Skin cancer
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Rashes
  • Pressure sores
  • Oozing skin lesions
  • Actinic keratosis 
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Viral infections
  • Hair loss 

Many other dermatological conditions could require oral or topical treatments as well. 

How do I get oral and topical treatments?

You can buy over-the-counter oral and topical treatments, for example, antifungal creams for skin fungus and hydrocortisone cream for skin rashes, at your local drugstore or supermarket. But those medications are far weaker and less effective than the prescription-strength versions. 

If you need topical or oral treatments, the Comprehensive Dermatology team gives you the necessary medication in the office or provides a prescription to fill at your pharmacy.

How do I take oral and topical treatments?

Oral and topical treatments usually require multiple doses over several days or weeks. The Comprehensive Dermatology team provides detailed instructions for you to follow at home. 

Be sure to take or use exactly the amount prescribed and at the recommended intervals. If you experience rapid improvement, you might wonder if you can discontinue the treatment. However, it’s important to finish your entire prescription to fully treat your condition and deter recurrence. 

Comprehensive Dermatology offers easy access to the treatments and procedures you need to have the healthiest skin, nails, and hair. If you need oral or topical treatments, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.