Clinical Dermatology

Clinical Dermatology

Dermatology is defined as the science of the skin, hairs, and nails, and dermatologists are trained people, who evaluate and manages patients with certain disorders for external body areas. Clinical dermatology is thus the specialty of medicine that encompasses the complete range of diseases and conditions of the skin, nails, and hair.

The Clinical Dermatology Services Include

  • Acne
  • Common skin growths
  • Dandruff
  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hair problems
  • Hives
  • Itchy skin
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Scar management
  • Psoriasis and rosacea
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Skin Rashes
  • Warts

Acne- Acne is one of the most common conditions, especially among the adolescents and adults (in females). The problem may not be same for all and it can also involve different types of lesions like blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, etc. Different parts of the body like face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back may also be affected. However, a customised treatment approach is necessary to resolve issues with acne.

Common skin growths include dermatofibroma, itchy bumps on the skin, low-grade tumors, benign lesions, cysts, etc. The advanced dermatology provides a clear knowledge of it’s customised treatment procedures.

Dandruff- Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is a common condition that can affect anyone whether it be infants, adolescents or adults. Itching is a major symptom of this condition. Topical treatments and certain medications can help to eradicate this condition.

Eczema/ Atopic dermatitis- It is also an extremely common disorder that the dermatologists treat in the office on a daily basis. Young children are mostly affected by this condition during their puberty. Itching and dry skin are the main symptoms of such conditions. Changing lifestyle and taking certain medications may resolve this problem.

Excessive sweating,  medically termed as hyperhidrosis, is defined as sweating being in normal body temperature. It most commonly occurs in the armpits, hands, feet, scalp, and groin. The treatments available are quite effective.

Hair problems- Hair has many functions including insulation, protection, sensation and social and sexual communication. A scalp consists of approximately 100,000 hair follicles. However, alopecia is a medical term that is related to hair loss and abnormal alopecia resulting in excessive shedding or noticeable thinning of hair. There are numerous treatment options that are available to treat this condition.

Hives- These are termed as urticarial or wheels on the skin that are usually quite itchy. Individual lesions may appear suddenly and resolve without even leaving a trace behind, within a day. There are two types of hives depending on how long the abrasions continue to develop - acute (less than 6 weeks) and chronic (more than 6 weeks). Ointments can help to resolve such hives.

Itchy skin or the sensation of itchiness is another dermatological symptom for patients. it is a complex sensation that is a result of multiple pathogenic mechanisms and is usually attributed to a specified cause or disease.

Pediatric dermatology- It is a specified treatment procedure to address certain chronic skin conditions in babies, children, and adolescents. The skin conditions may include atopic dermatitis, eczema, warts in children, acne, port wine stains, etc. Proper treatment can help to resolve such skin conditions.

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis- Psoriasis is a chronic immune-intervened inflammatory skin condition that affects approximately two percent of the population. The causes include genetic factors, environmental factors, though the exact cause is yet not analyzed completely.

Rosacea- It is a chronic inflammatory condition that typically begins with the blushing of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, ears, neck, chest, back, etc. This condition can happen to children and especially to those pale tonedchildren. Treatments are customised and specific for individual cases.

Skin infections include warts which are a growth on the skin, caused by an infection from some viruses. Depending on the area of infection, the treatment options include topical medications, freezing, laser therapy and surgery.

There are also a variety of nail disorders that are caused by infections, skin diseases. Proper treatment can solve the problem and the nails will re-grow into a healthy one. Fungus inflicted infections can be resolved by taking certain oral medications for few months.

Cold sores, fever blisters, shingles are viral infections that can occur at any stage of life. If proper medications are taken under early conditions then the rashes will heal quickly without involving persistent pain. The cold sores may become dormant beneath the skin and that may periodically occur in the same area. However, new medications can help them heal completely within few days.

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