Department of Dermatology

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Algin B. Garrett, M.D., with a patient

Conditions we treat

The VCU Department of Dermatology provides specialty care for the diagnosis and treatment of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Because many common skin problems can be managed by a primary care provider, we offer Web-based recommendations for the management of common adult and pediatric skin problems such as acne, eczema, warts, seborrheic keratosis and skin tags.

Below are informational links provided by the American Academy of Dermatology which describe many of the conditions treated by our dermatologists.

Acne
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne

Actinic keratosis
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/actinic-keratosis

Basal cell carcinoma
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/basal-cell-carcinoma

Contact dermatitis
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/contact-dermatitis

Dry skin (xerosis)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/dry-skin

Eczema
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/eczema

Hair loss (alopecia)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/hair-loss

Urticaria (hives)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/hives

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/hyperhidrosis

Melanoma
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/melanoma

Moles (nevus)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/moles

Molluscum contagiosum
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/molluscum-contagiosum

Nail grooming and cosmetics psoriasis
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/psoriasis

Rosacea
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/rosacea

Scabies
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/scabies

Seborrheic keratoses
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/seborrheic-keratoses

Shingles (herpes zoster)
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/shingles

Skin cancer – nonmelanoma
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/skin-cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma
aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/squamous-cell-carcinoma

In addition to the conditions listed above, we also treat the following conditions:

  • Athletes foot
  • Blistering diseases
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungus of the nails (tinea unguium)
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Herpes simplex
  • Insect bites
  • Itchy skin (pruritis)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm (tinea corporis)