What is General Dermatology?
The name Dermatology is derived from Greek word “Dermatos” which means skin. It is one of the most in-demand branches of medical science that diagnoses and treats the ailments and disorders of the skin, especially the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Skin is the largest organ of the body and everyone in their lifetime has some of the other skin diseases.
Proper dermatological treatment required thorough clinical assessment, proper investigative techniques and providing evidence-based treatment.
Skin is the reflection of internal & overall health. One must take care of their skin. Dr Sumit Gupta is a well-renowned dermatologist in Delhi and an expert in vitiligo management.
Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths, usually occurring on the bottom of the foot;around the base of the toes and forefoot or the heel.
Acne Vulgaris is a common inflammatory skin problem which is known by different names such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or zits.
An inflammatory skin disease that appears as raised and red patches of skin is called Psoriasis. It occurs at any age and once developed, keeps coming and going throughout the life.
When your skin appears inflamed, itchy, red, cracked and rough in patches; you are probably suffering from Eczema. This patchy skin sometimes show blisters too.
Fungal infections related to hair, nails and skin are the most common diseases appearing affecting people. The Dermatophyte Fungi uses keratin as its source of nutrient and typically attacks those body areas which are full of keratin.
Atopic Dermatitis, also known as Eczema, affects the skin by making it dry and itchy. It commonly happens during childhood, but it can also appear at any age.
Molluscum Contagiosum is another commonly appearing skin infection which is caused by a virus. It creates small bumps on the upper layers of the skin, which aren’t painful.
Moles occur when cells in the skin grow when the skin cells grow in a cluster instead growing separately. Moles may darken due to the exposure to the sun, or during the teen years, or during pregnancy.
Herpes is another commonly occurring disease, and is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. It results in the occurrence of small blisters that often grow in clusters and causes sores. These cold sores or fever blisters may also cause sore throat.
Lichen Planus a serious issue of the mucous and skin membranes and it can be chronic and inflammatory in nature. It is described by little, level topped, polygonal bumps on the skin that later turns into unpleasant, flaky plaques.
Melasma is a typical skin disorder. It makes dark colored patches on most parts of the face. Several people get it on their cheeks, scaffold of their nose, brow, jaw, or over their upper lip. It likewise can show up on different parts of the body that receives a lot of sunlight, for example, the lower arms and the neck region.
Hyperpigmentation or Pigmentation of the skin is a condition in which there is extreme generation of melanin. Melanin is in charge of deciding your skin tone. However, its heavy secretion causes dark patches on the skin.
Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of cholesterol underneath the skin. These usually appear on or around the eyelids. Xanthelasma is not harmful to the skin. It is also not painful. These minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed.
Pityriasis Versicolor is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. It most commonly seen to affect teenagers and young adults. The condition is not contagious. The symptoms may include patches on the skin that are lighter or darker than the surrounding skin, often on the torso and shoulders.
Tinea is the name of a group of diseases caused by a fungus. Types of tinea include ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch. These infections are highly contagious. Ringworm is typically scaly and may be red and itchy. Ringworm of the scalp is common in children, where it may cause bald patches.