When should you visit a dermatologist?

Ever notice something really weird going on with your skin? Your hair, skin, and nails can be reacting to a number of things; from itchy skin to changes in nail color, it’s important to pay close attention to changes with your skin. Let’s talk about some reasons why you should see a dermatologist.

They are experts

Becoming a dermatologist requires many years of education. We’re talking twelve years of schooling including undergraduate, medical school, internship, and residency. Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in hair, skin, and nails and can diagnose and treat up to 3,000 types of skin conditions. So, the next time you concoct a home remedy for that mysterious rash you’ve had for a few weeks, think about giving your local dermatologist a call first.

Itchy skin or something more?

What you would consider a seasonal rash may be more than just that. Most of the time, dry skin can be treated with the right skin care products. Other times, dry and itchy skin can be symptoms of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.  If you feel like your skin is showing signs of redness, inflammation, flakiness, or dryness that won’t go away; consult a dermatologist to find out what’s going on. Seeing a dermatologist can also help prevent skin conditions from worsening and they can suggest the best treatment options for you.

Lots of hair loss

The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs a day. Although there are many causes of hair loss such as genetics or stress, it can also result in lack of vitamins and nutrients. If you notice balding or patches that are troubling to you, consult with your dermatologist on what could be the cause.

If nails could talk

If your nails could talk to you, you could be having some serious conversations! Changes in nail color, shape, or texture can be normal, but they can also show signs of disease. Look out for grooved, pitted, or lifting nails as this could be a sign of something more serious. Strange colored nails may indicate signs of liver, lung, heart, or kidney disease. Consult with your dermatologist for any nail abnormalities you notice.

Leave it to the professionals

If you have to question strange nail formations or mysterious skin rashes, it may be time to put your home remedies away and consult with an expert. By visiting your dermatologist, you can gain a better understanding of your condition, get recommendations on skin care treatment, and receive guidance on managing symptoms.

At Texas Dermatology, we have dedicated our practice to providing the best in patient care and service. Utilizing the latest technologies, we provide all of the best therapies available for skin problems and diseases. Schedule your appointment with us!

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2 thoughts on “When should you visit a dermatologist?”

  1. I wanted to thank you for explaining when it could be good to go to a dermatologist. I had no idea that a dermatologist can help you if you are losing a lot of hair, like if you notice balding or something. I wonder if it could be good to tell the dermatologist when you began noticing a lot of hair loss in case it can help them find out what’s causing it.

  2. It’s good to know that changes in your fingernails can be a sign that there is a problem. with your organs. That’s interesting that there is a connection between your nails and organs. I’ll have to keep an eye on that to make sure that I’m healthy.

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