When to visit a dermatologist

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Are you tired of investing in expensive skin care products but you still have stubborn acne that just won’t budge? I’m sure most instances do not require you to book an appointment with your dermatologist but we also urge you to take some indications as a warning reflecting from your skin. 

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Stubborn acne

  • Usually, breakouts and acne can be treated by over-the-counter medications. But if your acne is cystic which is unusually red and the pain is very deep rooted then we do urge you to see a derm at the earliest. With the help of a dermatologist, you can avoid scarring due to acne with procedures like microneedling, chemical peels, and lasers."

Itchy hives or rashes 

  • "If you have a small or large patch of skin where you've suddenly developed a strange rash, burning, itching, or irritation, see a dermatologist immediately," says Dr. Rodney. "An over-the-counter solution may give some relief, but there could be an underlying issue that won't go away without your dermatologist's help." Rashes can have many causes, including eczema, contact dermatitis, infections, fungus, or an allergic reaction. Another red flag: irritation that's accompanied by increasing warmth, tenderness, redness, swelling, or pus. "These are all signs of infection, which need to be treated as quickly as possible to prevent worsening," cautions Dr. King.

Skin irritation

  • Skin concerns like eczema often indicate us with itchy, red, flaky skin and that cannot be cured easily with over-the-counter creams and lotions. We do recommend individuals to not overlook these conditions as a factor due to the weather or food if it continues for a prolonged time. As in reality, you could have a chronic skin condition.

A mole 

  • Suddenly noticed a new mole on your skin ? It could be nothing but we would also like to raise awareness among individuals that the most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. You can identify them as harmful if your mole is a skin-colored, red, or sometimes dark-colored bump with a rolled border.If you realise the mole changing color over time or it isn’t going away you are highly advised to go visit a dermatologist just to make sure. Unlike melanoma, basal cell carcinoma is unlikely to spread to other parts of the body, but it can grow into nearby areas if left untreated.

We hope the knowledge we have shared today will help every individual out there to take care of your skin and be alert to any new changes they are omitting so you can take early precautions when necessary. 

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