Diagnosing and Treating Skin Disorders in
Washington, D.C.

As a board certified physician, Debralee Frederick, MD, is qualified to treat her patients from the inside out! We are proud to offer treatment for minor dermatologic (skin) conditions such as abscesses, eczema, and more. If you are suffering from skin redness, itchiness, and/or pain, schedule an appointment with our team at Hibiscus Medical in Washington, D.C.


Symptoms Of Minor Dermatologic Conditions

Symptoms of minor skin conditions vary based on the individual and the condition type. However, a few symptoms of minor dermatologic conditions include:

  • Redness

  • Itchiness

  • Swelling

  • Discoloration

  • Skin that is flaky or dry

  • Pain and discomfort

  • Particularly oily skin

Types of Minor Dermatologic Conditions

Dr. Debralee Frederick and the team at Hibiscus Medical in Washington, D.C. is equipped to treat a variety of minor skin conditions. Dermatologic conditions we treat include:

Skin abscesses are usually caused by bacterial infections and cause swollen bumps just below the skin’s surface. Abscesses are filled with pus and painful to the touch.

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes flare-ups of inflamed, red and itching skin.

Rosacea causes inflammation of the blood vessels in the face, causing redness and swelling in the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin condition. During a flare-up, psoriasis can cause patches of red skin covered in white scales that are uncomfortable and/or itchy.

Hives most commonly appear after coming into contact with an allergen. A hives outbreak causes itchy and red bumps that can be localized to a specific area of the body or all over.

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac are plants that leave behind an irritating oil on the skin. Exposure to these plants can cause red, itchy and painful rashes.

Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that causes peeling, redness, itchiness, blisters and/or sores around the toes and feet.

Some more severe and/or precancerous skin conditions may need further analysis, diagnosis and treatment from a dermatologist. In these cases, Dr. Frederick can refer you to a trusted specialist in the Washington, D.C. area.

Treatment Of Minor
Dermatologic Conditions

While many types of minor dermatologic conditions heal on their own, others require treatment from a medical professional. If you are unsure what skin condition you have, it is best to be evaluated by Dr. Frederick and the Hibiscus Medical team for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Treatments for skin conditions vary based on the condition type, the severity of the condition and the patient’s symptoms. However, common treatment options for minor dermatologic conditions include:

  • Avoiding lotions, soaps or other beauty products with fragrances and harsh chemicals

  • Topical creams or gels

  • Oral medications

Get on the path to healthier skin and a healthier life! Contact our team at Hibiscus Medical today by calling us at 202-350-154 or scheduling an appointment on our website. We can’t wait to meet you!


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