Dermatology refers to the branch of medicine that deals with the skin and related parts such as the hair, nails, sweat glands etc. A medical doctor who specializes in dermatology is a dermatologist. Venereology is a sub-specialty of dermatology that deals with sexually transmitted diseases.

Dermatologists are trained in all aspects of the diagnosis and subsequent surgical management of benign and malignant skin tumors. They are also able to assess options available in the treatment of skin cancer.


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Skin Woes

Dermatological problems, issues relating to the skin and its diseases, plague people the world over. The most common forms result in sufferers experiencing anything from mild acne, hives, skin rash to a bad bout of skin blister.

It´s Not Too Late

Fortunately, there are now various types of treatment that are easily available to us. Superficial problems such as acne can be solved with creams and medication over the counter at most pharmacies while more severe problems such as psoriasis, which entails plaques of red, inflamed skin covered with silver-coloured scales, should be quickly treated by visiting skin specialist clinics for a good dose of prescribed medicine. Some general methods of prevention would be to protect your skin against sunburn, to check your bed for bedbugs and most importantly, to make sure that your skin is always clean.

Common Skin Problems

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Sores and cold sores
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Warts, hives, keloids
  • Shingles
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin tags
  • Spider veins

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