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Dermatologist | Common Conditions and Tips Healthy Skin


by Premier Hospitals | September 1, 2023 |


Our skin, the largest body organ, is a remarkable canvas that reflects our inner health and well-being. It serves as an external reflection of our internal state, often unveiling the stories of our lifestyle, habits, and overall health. When we are healthy and balanced from within, our skin exudes a natural radiance, glowing with vitality and resilience. Conversely, stress, poor nutrition, inadequate hydration, and other internal imbalances can manifest on our skin's surface, giving rise to acne, inflammation and pigmentation.

However, it's important to note that not every skin issue indicates an internal problem. While internal imbalances can impact our skin's health, a specialised department of professionals is dedicated to addressing these concerns – Dermatologists.

Who is a Dermatologist?

A Dermatologist is a medical doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. They are experts in skin health, a branch of medicine focused on studying and managing various skin disorders and diseases. Dermatologists undergo extensive training to gain in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of the skin and its associated conditions

What are Common Conditions that Dermatologists Treat?

Some of the most common conditions a dermatologist may treat include:

  • Acne: A common skin condition characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and sometimes deeper cysts.
  • Eczema: Such atopic dermatitis, it causes dry, itchy, and inflamed skin patches.
  • Hair loss: Dermatologists can diagnose and treat different types of hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness) and alopecia areata (patchy hair loss) & telogen effluvium.
  • Nail fungus: Dermatologists can help with nail infections caused by fungi, leading to discolouration and thickening of nails.
  • Psoriasis: An autoimmune skin condition characterised by red, scaly patches on the skin.
  • Skin cancer: Early detection and treatment of skin cancer, including melanoma, is crucial for a positive outcome.
  • Rosacea: A chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and sometimes small, pus-filled bumps on the face.

When should you See a Dermatologist?

The following symptoms or issues are clear signs that a visit to a dermatologist is necessary.

  • A mole or patch of skin that's changed.
  • Acne
  • Itchy hives or rashes.
  • Scars from acne & blemishes.
  • Persistent skin irritation
  • Nail disorders, ingrown nails, fungus & discoloration of nails
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Discoloured patches on skin
  • Flaky Scalp
  • Flaky Skin
  • Dry Skin

Tips for Healthy and Radiant Skin

To nurture your skin's health, start by staying well-hydrated throughout the day. Opt for lukewarm water over hot water when cleansing to avoid stripping your skin's natural oils and causing dryness. Shield your skin from environmental damage by applying sunscreen into your routine. Throughout the day, minimise touching your face to prevent the transfer of dirt, bacteria, and oils. Enhance your skin's vitality with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Caring for our skin is essential to ensure its health and radiance. Dermatologists play a vital role in helping us achieve and maintain healthy skin. By seeking their expertise, we can better understand and address any skin concerns. Prioritising regular dermatologist visits empowers us to take proactive steps in caring for our skin's well-being, making it a true reflection of our inner vitality and overall health.