Medical or general dermatology involves the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for diseases of the skin, hair, lips and mouth. As internal diseases can also affect the skin, medical dermatologists analyse the affected area through a visual examination and then treat the patient’s condition.
As the human skin is the largest organ of the body, and serves as a way to filter what goes in and out of the body, there are different internal and external factors that can affect the health and condition of a person’s skin. Medical dermatologists are familiar with all of these issues, and they are able to use their broad knowledge base to create a diagnosis and treatment plan that best helps their patients deal with the skin condition they have.
Skin conditions that you can seek a medical dermatologist’s help range from things like acne, eczema, alopecia areata, bacterial skin infections, keloids, psoriasis and even viral warts. If you are experiencing skin concerns or issues, contact Thomson Specialist Skin Centre to set up your appointment. You will receive a screening, visual inspection, and have the opportunity to discuss any skin care questions or issues that you may have.
Conditions and Treatments
Common Skin Conditions
Affecting both teenagers and adults, acne is a common skin condition that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. It generally
develops during the onset of puberty and at times, stress can also trigger a breakout. There are various treatment options,
depending on the severity of the acne.
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema refers to chronic skin conditions causing the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It is not contagious or spread by any form of contact. Finding the right eczema treatment will depend on your age, medical condition,
and the extent of symptoms, among other things.
Also known as urticaria, hives are a type of skin rash with red raised bumps in varying shapes and sizes. Hives usually cause itching but may also burn or sting. Their causes can be elusive; most occur following an infection or are a result of an allergic reaction to external sources as medication, insect bites or food. Hives are commonly treated using oral antihistamines.