Dermatology studies and treats conditions concerning the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes.

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it is the most visible.
Skin problems can range from minor or cosmetic concerns to life-threatening conditions, like melanoma. Changes in the skin can also be warning signs of an additional internal medical issue in need of diagnosis and treatment.  

What are Common Skin Disorders?

Our board-certified physicians and specially trained staff are experts in diagnosing and treating mild and severe dermatological conditions, including (but not limited to): 

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Autoimmune skin diseases, such as lupus and dermatomyositis
  • Blistering skin diseases including those affecting oral mucous membranes
  • Chronic itch
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Diseases of the hair and scalp
  • Immunologic skin diseases
  • Infectious diseases, including warts
  • Keloids
  • Occupational skin diseases
  • Panniculitis – inflammatory diseases of fat
  • Pigment disorders leading to increase or decrease in skin color
  • Pregnancy-related skin eruptions
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancers, tumors, and lymphomas
  • Vascular lesions

To schedule an appointment or to speak with a doctor about skin concerns or conditions, contact Cook County Health at (312) 864-0200.