My wife and I went into Dr. Roger Koreen's office to get our skin checked and a few problem areas treated. We did not have any skin doctor and others we tried had appointments that were over 6 months away. We were pleased to get an appointment not too far in advance. When we got there the office was pleasant and the people nice. Dr Koreen was very friendly and took his time in caring for us. Later, I came back for further treatment and again it was a pleasant experience. I thanked him for his knowledge and ability to help me out. Thanks Dr. Koreen!Marianne WMore reviews
Unfortunately, I have had many experiences with doctors. My father had recommended me to Dr. Koreen about 15 years ago. First you will be greeted by very friendly and warm receptionists. The waiting room is extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of seating, magazines and TV’s. The wait time is always reasonable (10-15mins) considering Dr. Koreen always spends quality time for exam and questions (never rushed). He always educates you on the most modern treatments and offering the best options. Dr. Koreen now treats my teenage kids after many years of superior treatment and second to none care. I strongly trust and highly recommend Dr. Koreen and his staff.Thomas MMore reviews
Unfortunately I've been going to see dermatologists for 25 years now. The last 5 and best have been under Dr Koreen care. He's fantastic at what he does, his staff is top notch and friendly, I recommend him highlyThomas SMore reviews
Huntington dermatologist discusses treatment for an allergic skin rash
By Dr. Roger Koreen
A rash can be frustrating, especially when you are unsure of the proper treatment for it. At the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, we see many rashes that are considered allergic contact dermatitis, the result of contact with an allergen. Unlike irritant rashes, allergic contact dermatitis rashes often have a delayed development, around 12 – 72 hours after exposure, making them difficult to diagnose.
Diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis
With allergic contact dermatitis, allergy to a specific substance can occur after the first exposure or after several. The individual can even react to a substance that previously posed no issue. Some of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis rashes include:
Make-up or skin care products
Fragrances in lotions, soaps, or perfumes
Ingredients in creams or other topical products
Certain types of metals found in jewelry (especially nickel)
Determining the cause of your rash
Because symptoms can be the same among the difference substance, it can be difficult to distinguish the specific cause of your rash. During your examination, we will take detailed notes on your symptoms as well as asking you questions on your exposure to specific products. Some of the most common symptoms associated with allergic contact dermatitis are: hives, redness, itching, burning, blisters, red splotches, sun sensitivity, or inflammation.
Treatment for your rash
If you have a rash that persists for several days, it’s important to have it evaluated by a professional. Certain at-home remedies such as oatmeal baths can help relieve the symptoms, but in many cases topical or oral medications may also be needed to treat the allergic reaction. Once the cause of your rash is determined, avoidance can be the best way to prevent future allergic reactions. If you are in the Huntington area, call us at (631) 417-3300 to learn more.