Written on January 27, 2023 by Gillian Singer, MPH. To give you technically accurate, evidence-based information, content published on the Everlywell blog is reviewed by credentialed professionals with expertise in medical and bioscience fields.
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Telehealth for skin issues typically involves a virtual consultation with a healthcare provider (HCP). The process typically includes:
Telehealth can be beneficial for those who live in rural places or have mobility issues, as well as for people who are unable to take time off work or school for an in-person visit with an HCP. It also allows you to receive medical counseling in the comfort of your own home.
Some common skin issues include acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and rashes.
Acne is often characterized by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the skin of the face, chest, and/or back. There are many treatment options for acne, some of which can be prescribed via telehealth.
Treatments for acne will vary greatly from person to person and often need to be individualized according to the types of acne you have, your skin type, etc. Treatments include topical medications, oral medications, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
Per the National Eczema Association, “Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes itchiness, dry skin, rashes, scaly patches, blisters, and skin infections. Itchy skin is the most common symptom of eczema” .
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that often results in red, scaly, and itchy skin. Psoriasis affects more than 3% of the US adult population . The National Psoriasis Foundation offers, “Although there is no cure, there are more effective treatments for psoriasis today than ever before” .
Rosacea is “a long-term inflammatory skin condition that causes reddened skin and a rash, usually on the nose and cheeks” . Treatment may include topical creams/gels/ointments, oral medications, and retinoids .
The American Academy of Dermatology Association says “Rashes can appear as blotches, welts, or blisters; they can be red, itchy, scaly, or dry; and they can occur in one area of skin or all over the body. In addition, some rashes may come and go, while others never seem to go away” .
With Everlywell's telehealth option for virtual care visits, you are just three simple steps away from talking to a provider:
Depending on your insurance, you may pay between $10-$60, and many major insurance plans are accepted.