September 20, 2022

WHEN TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST

Introduction

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. But more than its size, the skin protects the body from germs, clothes the blood vessels, nerves, and other organs, repels water and to top it up, plays a major role in our overall wellbeing. It’s your body’s first line of defense and as such, the skin takes a lot of hits, every other day.

While it does a round the clock helping to balance our homeostasis (internal environment), it also needs proper care. But when does one know when the skin needs to be examined by a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical practitioner with the skills and qualifications to diagnose and treat skin and skin-related disorders. When you or your loved one is experiencing the following skin scenarios, it might be a good time to see a dermatologist:

1. Stubborn Skin Irritation

Sometimes, we think the weather, sensitivity to skincare products, or even genetics may be responsible for the skin being itchy, red, flaky skin but after administering over-the-counter creams and lotions to no avail, we soon begin to wonder what else it might be. This is when you should see a dermatologist as you could have a chronic skin condition.

2. Persistent Acne

When you have acne that seems to defy acne-correction products, diets and everything else you know others to have tried and gotten results. You should reach out to a dermatologist as soon as possible for help.

3. Rashes

Some rashes could be as a result of many thing including allergic reaction to various kinds of substances, skin infection or other factors and the one sure way to know what is wrong and how to remedy it will be to see a dermatologist and get some answers. It might be as simple as the dermatologist prescribing a medication or recommending another form of treatment.

4. Hair Loss

Except you are really old and grey-headed, you should be concerned when your hair start falling off, especially when you notice more hair than usual on your pillow in the morning. You may have a scalp disorder or want to start some preventive therapies to tackle this development before your hair loss makes a bigger impact on your life. Seeing a dermatologist at this juncture will be a smart move.

5. Nail Disorders

Nails can show signs of other body disorders like liver disease, heart conditions, anemia, or diabetes. More than just your face, thighs and arms, if you are getting treatment for an ingrown nail, a fungal infection, wart, or related issues, having you’d be doing your skin a great service by letting a dermatologist have a look at your nails.

6. Unusual Skin Patch Change

When you notice an unusual change in color, size, shape, or symptom of patch of your skin, then you need to see a dermatologist. Changes like those are often signs mild or serious skin concerns such as cancer of the skin. Ask with all kinds of cancer, early detection presents the best chance at correction.

7. Scars, Blemishes, Cuts & Scrapes

Even the most self-confident individual could be thrown off their pedestal by a less-than-desirable skin characterized by blemishes, cuts or scars. Scheduling a session with a dermatologist could help you remedying this and have the patient’s confidence and looks restored.

Simply schedule a consult with one of our dermatologists, for proper management and treatment options. Send an email to info@evercare.ng or call 08139850710.