What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the medical branch that deals with skin disorders and skin health. It focuses on both the surgical and medical aspect of treatment. 

What spectrum of health problems are addressed?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine and surgery that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin disorders. Skin disorders can be both temporary and permanent both minor and life-threatening. 

Which are the most common symptoms?

Some of the common symptoms of skin disorders include – 

  • Blackheads , Whiteheads , Pimples , Deep , Painful cysts , Nodules , Facial flushing , Red bumps , Facial redness , Skin dryness , Skin sensitivity , Skin crustiness , Swelling , Rash  , Red or white spots  , Pigmentation  , Blisters  , Excessive flushing , Raised bumps that are red or white , A rash, which might be painful or itchy , Scaly or rough skin , Peeling skin , Ulcers , Open sores or lesions , Dry, cracked skin , Discoloured patches of skin , Fleshy bumps, warts, or other skin growths , Changes in mole colour or size , A loss of skin pigment.


Who is more predisposed to such conditions?

Gender –

Both male and female are at risk of skin disorders depending on the occupation and environmental exposures. 

Age –

Children are prone to having minor skin disorder. Adults above the age of 50 and 65 are exposed to suffer from skin cancer. 

Inherited traits –

Genetics play a major role in transmitting skin disorders. 

Lifestyle –

Smoking, consumption of alcohol, imbalanced diet, intake of junk, use of chemicals, and lack of care can lead to skin disorders. 

Pre-existing disorders –

Diabetes, Lupus, stress, and inflammatory bowel disease can invite skin disorders. 

Environmental stress –

Pollution, harmful UV rays and other environmental stress can be the cause for skin disorders.  


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