Summer is one of the most challenging seasons for the skin. Excessive heat, humidity, and sweat can take a toll on your skin and lead to infections that often result in itchiness, blemishes, and worsening acne. With the summer season approaching fast, find out about four signs that tell you to need to visit a dermatologist.
An itchy scalp can be quite uncomfortable (and potentially embarrassing). And when this is a frequent concern, it indicates some underlying skin condition that requires adequate treatment. Very often, untreated itchy scalp can lead to secondary infections that may need prolonged treatment. So if
itchy scalp is a bothersome condition for you, it is a clear indication that you need to see a dermatologist.
Unusual Skin Growth
Have you recently noticed a new mark on your skin? Is there a new skin growth that stays for more than three weeks? As soon as you notice any unusual skin growth or a mark that was never on your skin before, it is best to see a dermatologist right away. While not all skin growths or mark may be an indication of a tumour however, it may be an underlying condition that only a dermatologist can identify.
A few acne on your face, neck, or shoulders might not be a cause of concern, but if acne is a persistent issue and it is getting worse, it is a clear indication that you need to see your dermatologist. Instead of treating acne using DIY masks and facial products, it is best to seek professional treatment because untreated acne can leave permanent marks on your skin.
Spot Baldness (Alopecia)
Hair loss may be a common skin concern, but alopecia is a specific medical condition that requires treatment by a dermatologist. It is characterized by spot baldness in circular patches, which is often a result of allergic reactions and stress. The condition most commonly affects your head's hair but can also affect hair on hands and other parts of the body.
As soon as you notice unexplained baldness in patches, it is best to see a dermatologist.
Other Skin Concerns
From hair loss to signs of aging, changing colour of moles, and wounds that do not heal, several other skin concerns require treatment by a dermatologist. If you notice any change in the texture or appearance of your skin, hair, and nails that persists for more than three weeks, it is best to schedule a visit to a professional dermatologist.
And even if you are lucky enough to have nice skin with no problems, it is still a good practice to check with your dermatologist at least once a year. Get in touch now to find out more about our dermatological services.