Dermatology


Dermatology is the science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and is also helpful in treating some of nails and hair diseases. A dermatologist is a medical expert who deals with a significant problem with your skin, and a specialist in both medical and surgical aspects.

The skin is the largest and most visible organ of your body. It reflects the health of the body and acts as a barrier against injury and bacteria. Unfortunately, at one time or another, a person of any age has some skin disease. Nowadays one in every six-person has some skin problem.

The most common skin disorders are

  • Warts
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Fungal infections
  • Cold sores – Affects one in five persons
  • Atopic Eczema – Suffer one in six children
  • Acne – has an impact on every teenager to one degree or another.
  • Hand dermatitis, resulting from external contact with detergents and household chemicals, affects most women with young families.

What dermatologists do?

Dermatologists perform skin surgery to

  • Prevent or provide early control of disease, e.g., remove skin cancer.
  • Improve the skin’s appearance by removing growths, discolorations, or damage caused by aging, sunlight or disease.

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