When to Get in Touch with a Dermatologist?

Have you recently noticed a stubborn scar that refuses to leave no matter what you’ve tried? Are you panicking that it might worsen into something more than just a scar or a rash? Well, we all have in such dilemma and our only outcome is to try on allopathy medicines or home remedies. Trying on different home remedies might be a cup of tea but some people prefer coffee, that’s why they consult a dermatologist. Dermatologists will help you in finding the root cause of the problem and give you medicines that will fight against the cause of the problem. As easy as it might seem, there are many reasons when it is important to get in touch with a dermatologist. Here are some options when you need to get in touch:

  • Acne – There are a few, small inflammatory bumps or papules throughout adolescence and young adulthood known as the normal acne and not normal, this is when you have acne bumps or blemishes that you are not able to control them over the counter medicines. As you are nearing adulthood, there will be incessant acne breakouts that can be more than just pimples. The problem can be caused by any wrong cleanser to an imbalance in your body, thus resulting in contacting the dermatologist.
  • Cold Sores – Also known as fever blisters or oral herpes, these can happen due to an infection of the lips, mouth or gums. These are sometimes small and painful blisters that show up near the mouth. If they appear more frequently than twice a year, then it is time to talk to the doctor.
  • Dandruff – There are occasional little flakes that can be controlled with over the counter shampoos. As we know that mild dandruffs are controlled with specialized shampoos and treatments, it is better to get home remedies on. However, if there are severe or worsening dandruffs, then it is time to consult a doctor.
  • Hair Loss – It is normal to lose up to 150 hairs per day, but what is not normal is noticing bald patches in the shapes of circles on your scalp. Your hair is constantly growing and replacing itself, which is why losing up to 150 hairs per day is completely normal. However, excessive hair loss—or hair that is falling out in patches—is a sign of something abnormal. This might be caused by excessive hair dyeing or overuse of hot styling tools, certain medications, hormone imbalances or high levels of stress.
  • Nail Issues – If you have occasional brittle feeling, then it is normal, however, what is not normal is nail that lifts off the nail bed or nail becomes thickened. When your nail separates from the nail bed, it could be due to skin disease, an infection or a recent injury. Your doctor can help determine which of these is causing your nail issues in order to recommend the best treatment option. Thickening nails, on the other hand, might be caused by nail psoriasis, which can be treated with topical or oral prescription medications.
  • Skin Rash – Having a normal skin is okay, but what is not normal is the circular rash with raised borders. Skin rashes can be itchy, painful, warm to the touch or just plain annoying. While different types of rashes can be caused by anything from sensitivity to a skin care product to a skin condition, some rashes deserve more attention.
  • Eczema – People with sensitive skin may have a few mild itchy patches on the skin that resolve easily is normal. If the itchy patches start to affect the quality of life and sleep and don’t respond to over the counter medicines. So, to avoid the triggers and try over the counter treatments, you might still be struggling with getting your eczema under control. If your flare-ups are getting in the way of your normal life, a dermatologist may be able to provide you with alternative options.
  • Skin Aging – Losing of elasticity, loss of volume in the face and development of lines and wrinkles over time is not that alarming but what is not normal is the premature aging with early onset wrinkling, dark spots and loss of skin luster and tone. The sun is the main culprit. The sun, pollution, your skin care routine and certain lifestyle habits can affect how quickly your skin ages. If your skin seems to be showing signs of aging more quickly than it should, your dermatologist may recommend a change in your skin care routine.
  • Eyelash Thinning – If there is a gradual thinning of lashes with age, it is normal. But the loss or thinning of lashes due to metabolic imbalances or from chemical/heat damage is certainly not normal. Often, we can attribute eyelash thinning to bad beauty habits—like sleeping in your eye makeup or being too aggressive with the eye makeup remover. Other times, the cause might be more serious—like a bacterial infection, hormonal imbalances or an autoimmune disorder. If you can’t put the blame on your beauty routine, it’s probably time to see a dermatologist.

If you are having any one of these symptoms, then do have a checkup at Mary’s Beauty Clinic in Dubai. The clinic offers a wide variety of services that are provided by experts in the field. They also tailor their services to meet your health condition and individual beauty goals.

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