10 Signs You Need to See A Dermatologist

Your skin is the mirror of your internal health. Very often a lot of things are going on in various parts of the body, which reflect on skin but people tend to ignore them. If your battle with acne goes on for long or your skin gets too dry, it’s time to meet a dermatologist. Some treatments improve the look of your skin, making it more healthy. Regular checkups for your skin are a must.

1. Acne: Acne is the most common skin condition. It causes various blemishes on the face. They include whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and deep cysts. Acne isn’t life-threatening, but it can be upsetting. Without proper treatment, it can also leave permanent scars.

2. Dry Skin: Skin dryness can be due to winter season but if the skin is extremely dry, it can be because of eczema or psoriasis.

3. Rashes/skin allergies: They can be due to sunburn sometimes but it may also be due to viral infections or a drug allergy.

4. Hair Loss: Most people shed up to 100 hair every day. However, bald patches or thinning hair could be signs of a problem. To find the cause of hair loss, a dermatologist may do blood tests and examine before prescribing anything.

5. Moles: A change in the size or appearance of your mole could be something else, it’s important to check with a dermatologist.

6. Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can also affect the eyes. People with rosacea may look flushed. There’s no cure for rosacea. However, medication, laser therapy and lifestyle changes can help control symptoms.

7. Skin Infections: Skin infections caused by yeast, fungus, viruses or bacteria need treatment from a dermatologist. The fungus can lead to nagging and itchy problems, like athlete’s foot.

8. Signs of Ageing: Skin changes with age. You may notice wrinkles, dryness or discolourations often called age spots. There are many treatments to help smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin. A dermatologist can also help improve the skin’s texture and colour.

9. Skin disorders that won’t heal: Dermatologist can help tailor treatment for skin issues that won’t heal in order to prevent scars, rashes or infections.

10. Discoloured and Brittle nails:This can be a result of a skin disease/nail psoriasis and your dermatologist can offer the best treatment plan.

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