Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin conditions. It is a wide field of medicine that encompasses diagnosis, investigation, and therapy of conditions of the skin, nails, fat, or hair either due to pathological causes or as a part of normal ageing.
The largest and most visible organ that you have is your skin. Disorders of the skin range from simple conditions like warts and eczema to serious ones like psoriasis and skin cancer. Taking care of your skin is extremely important as it is the first protection level for your body. We offer a wide range of dermatological services at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore.
Dermatological conditions are of many different types. Some common ones have been described below for your information:
Some chronic conditions of the skin present from birth, while others develop soon after. The cause of these conditions is not always known. Majority of these can be effectively treated and enable extended periods of remission. They are, however, incurable and symptoms can reappear anytime.
Following are some examples of chronic dermatological conditions:
Skin disorders in children are quite common. They may also experience many of the same skin conditions as adults. Toddlers and infants are also susceptible to developing diaper-related skin issues. As children are more frequently exposed to germs and other children, they may also develop skin conditions that are rarely seen in adults.
Many skin conditions that are seen in children disappear with age, but the majority of children can also inherit permanent skin conditions. In most cases, children's skin conditions can be treated with medicated lotions, topical creams, or condition-specific drugs. The common childhood skin conditions include diaper rash, eczema, measles, chickenpox, seborrheic dermatitis, warts, fifth disease, acne, ringworm, hives, rashes from allergic reactions, and rashes from fungal and bacterial infections.
Skin conditions give rise to a wide range of symptoms, most of which appear as a result of common issues that aren’t always the result of a skin condition. Such symptoms include chafing from tight pants or blisters from new shoes. However, skin conditions with no obvious cause may point towards the presence of a disorder that requires treatment and care.
Skin irregularities that typically point towards a skin disorder include a rash, which might be itchy or painful, raised bumps that are white or red, peeling skin, rough or scaly skin, ulcers, dry, cracked skin, open lesions or sores, fleshy bumps, warts, or other skin growths, discoloured patches of skin, a loss of skin pigment, changes in mole colour or size, and a loss of skin pigment.
Commonly known cause of skin conditions include:
fungus, parasites, or microorganisms living on the skin viruses
Most skin disorders can be effectively treated. Following are the common treatment methods for skin conditions:
Certain skin conditions can’t be prevented. This includes genetic conditions and other skin problems that occur due to other diseases or illnesses. It is, however, possible to prevent some skin conditions. Following are the tips you can follow:
Non Infectious skin disorders like ectopic dermatitis and acne can sometimes be prevented. Depending on the condition of the patient, the treatment techniques vary. Following are some tips for preventing some noninfectious skin disorders:
Learning about appropriate skin care and treatment for skin disorders can be very beneficial for skin health. Some disorders require the attention of a doctor, while others can be addressed safely at home. You should learn about your symptoms or condition and talk with your doctor to determine the best treatment methods.
Dermatologists at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore are experts in the medical and surgical treatment of adults and children with conditions and diseases of the skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails. Consult the best dermatologists in Indore at our hospital for treatment of skin disorders.