At Text2MD, we know that skin inflammation appears in many different ways. For some, it affects the face, and for others, it can show up on the body. Wherever it appears, one thing remains: inflammation is always a warning sign from your body that something is off. Something has triggered your body to react and respond, but once you realize what’s causing your inflammation, you can take steps to treat, eliminate, and prevent it altogether.
How Can You Find Out What’s Causing Your Skin Inflammation?
Skin inflammation is abnormal and can be painful. It’s a sign from your body that something isn’t right, and it needs to be addressed, and it’s typically internal. There are many different factors that can contribute to inflammation, including diet, skincare products, lifestyle changes, allergies, acne, injuries, or an immune condition or response.
However, there are some steps that you can take to learn what’s causing your specific form of inflammation and what you need to do to resolve it. Asking yourself questions about your past and recent health history or lifestyle changes along with finding an expert who can help treat your condition can resolve that inflammation and understand how to prevent it in the future.
Learn the Best Way To Self Diagnose
The natural first step in trying to determine why you’re suffering from any condition is self-diagnosis. There are two types of self-diagnosis. One type helps you evaluate your lifestyle, your medical history, and your diet. It makes you consider whether anything has changed that could have caused the inflammation and whether an external, environmental condition has begun to affect your body and your skin without you even realizing it.
This is the type of self-diagnosis that is helpful. Taking steps to be proactive by evaluating your lifestyle, medical history, things you are prone to, and your diet are all good ways to stay aware of your body and health.
The Wrong Type of Self-Diagnosis
However, there’s also a self-diagnosis that does nothing but cause fear and anxiety. Trying to Google your condition and then convincing yourself that you have the worst possible condition does nothing but negatively impact your emotional and mental health.
If you are in the habit of self-diagnosing in such a way that you always decide your condition is the worst possible condition, skip the entire self-diagnosis step and go directly to a professional because in doing so, you’ll be able to get an accurate diagnosis and won’t waste the mental and emotional energy worrying about the what if’s since those what if’s are usually invalidated.
Examine Your Diet
The foods you eat can cause inflammation within the body and on the skin. Internal inflammation often leads to external inflammation, so resolving your symptoms may be as simple as evaluating and overhauling your diet. Many foods can cause skin inflammation, including dairy, sugar, gluten, artificial ingredients, and food chemicals.
If you aren’t sure which food is the culprit, an allergy test can help. Different allergy tests can determine your specific food sensitivity so that you have some definitive information about your body. Then, you can avoid those foods and help maintain a state of balance in your body and live inflammation-free.
Consider Your Recent History
Inflammation can also result from an injury. Think about your recent history. If you have suffered an injury, the skin inflammation may be a side effect of that injury. Sometimes you can injure yourself without even thinking about it or remembering it.
As a result, when your body produces side effects resulting from that injury, you often forget the reason where they came from in the first place. Simply considering your recent history can help you determine whether an injury is the cause of inflammation.
Ask Yourself the Pertinent Questions
Sometimes all it takes is running through a few pertinent questions to help discover what has caused your skin inflammation. Simply being aware of your life and your health and any lifestyle changes can help you get a better idea of what may be causing your condition. Ask yourself:
- Have I started using a new skincare product recently?
- Have I changed my diet?
- Am I taking a new medication?
- Did I sustain an injury?
- Have I been exposed to something that has triggered an immune reaction that has caused inflammation?
Contact an Expert
If you have attempted to self-diagnose your condition, changed your diet, evaluated your skincare products, or tended to an injury but still haven’t been able to treat or resolve skin inflammation, you need to contact an expert. A medical expert will learn more about your health history, diet, and lifestyle and gather more information from you to help determine what’s causing that inflammation and how to treat it.
A medical professional has the skill, background, and expertise in all things medical-related and can utilize their experience and knowledge to deliver an accurate diagnosis so that you can feel confident in your health. Then, you can take the necessary steps to reduce inflammation and achieve a state of balance.
The Benefits of Telemedicine
Text2MD, we know that going to the doctor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Many people choose to wrongly self-diagnose their condition rather than seek out the care and expertise of a physician simply because they don’t want to schedule an appointment, pay for an expensive office visit, or sit in a waiting room, and we don’t blame them. The hassle of driving from your home to visit a doctor only to wait in a waiting room is the worst part of the process.
In the past, this process has been a necessary evil to resolve your condition and achieve optimal health, but not anymore. At Text2MD, we offer telemedicine so that you don’t have to leave your home but can resolve your health issues, skin inflammation included, from the comfort of your home. In a world where healthcare is overpriced and relatively inaccessible, it’s important that you have somewhere to turn, and we are ready to meet your health care needs.
It Can Treat a Variety of Conditions
At Text2MD, we can treat and resolve of variety of different medical conditions. We offer many different medical services, including urgent care for everything from COVID-19 and cold and flu symptoms to sore throats and sports injuries. We also provide our patients with primary care and can treat skin conditions, diabetes, asthma, acne, high blood pressure, insomnia, and many other conditions that often affect patients’ lives.
We also offer different forms of lifestyle medicine, including anti-aging treatments, birth control, erectile dysfunction treatment, and prevention and wellness options. We can perform laboratory orders, including basic metabolic panels, testosterone testing, HIV testing, and STD checks, among others. We can prescribe imaging orders and provide you with medication refills that we will send directly to your pharmacy.
It Offers Affordable Care
Not only can we treat a variety of different medical and health-related conditions, but you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to receive treatment. Our online medical consultations are chat/text-based, so you won’t even have to talk on the phone if you don’t want to. Each medical consultation costs $55 and will provide you with everything you need to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Sometimes, you just don’t want to have a face-to-face with a doctor, and when you choose our services, you won’t have to. You won’t need an appointment, you won’t have to endure a face-to-face interaction, and you won’t have to sit in a waiting room. You’ll get quick and immediate answers and solutions designed to help promote your optimal health without sacrificing hours of your day in a waiting room.
You’ll Build a Doctor-Patient Relationship
Even though no face-to-face interactions are required at Text2MD, you will build a relationship with the same board-certified physician each time you use our services. You’ll have the confidence of knowing that your doctor will be learning more about you, and you won’t have to re-explain your medical history or concerns each time you use our services.
Experience a New Kind of Care
Whether you want to address skin inflammation or a more pressing medical concern, we can help. You can rely on our board-certified physician to meet your medical needs in a quick, affordable, and hassle-free online interaction. Visit us online today at Text2MD to learn more about our services, what we offer, and how we can meet your medical needs.