A few stray pimples, redness, rash, and pigmentation are symptoms so common that people often disregard them. In many cases, this isn’t particularly important as the problem goes away on its own in a couple of days. But what if it doesn’t? What if it actually gets under your skin?
In these situations, getting immediate medical attention is a must. Professional dermatologists will be able to take the tests that will determine the exact cause of the problem and find appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, quite often you will be told that the issue could have been resolved much faster if you had contacted a doctor when you first noticed the symptoms.
Today we will tell you what skin issues warrant a visit to a dermatologist. You need to understand that something as simple as rash might be a symptom of some dangerous conditions. Many of them aren’t even related to skin, and irritation or redness are merely the signs that appear when your inner organs are damaged by the disease. Therefore, you need to be extremely careful and inspect your body on a regular basis.
Schedule a visit with a dermatologist if you have:
- Acne that won’t go away even after you use specialized skincare products.
Note that cystic acne warrants a visit to a doctor by default. This particular problem is not only extremely painful but dangerous as well. In the vast majority of cases, cystic acne leaves hideous scars. Its treatment often includes taking some specialized drugs to complement an anti-acne skincare routine. Regular acne should be cured by the use of specialized products that contain salicylic acid, like Clear Acne & Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Solution by PureLx. Remember to be consistent with your skincare. Otherwise, the efficiency of the treatment will be greatly reduced. If after 2-3 months of this routine acne stays on your skin, contact a doctor to find out the exact cause of the problem.
- Dark spots/moles that are changing.
If you have a mole or some dark discoloration on your skin that starts changing (growing, becoming darker, bleeding, etc.), you should consult a doctor right away. This may be a symptom of skin cancer, so it’s imperative to get help as early as possible. Dermatologists advise doing regular checkups to make sure you don’t have this particular disease.
- Skin disorders that won’t heal.
These conditions include seborrhea, psoriasis, cracked skin, rosacea, and wounds that simply won’t heal. Topical treatments may help you keep these problems at bay (unless the damaged area gets infected). However, the only way to cure some of these conditions is to combine topical products and pharmaceutical drugs. Even then, some of these problems are chronic (psoriasis, rosacea, etc.), so you may need to take medications on a regular basis to prevent an outbreak.
- Persistent itching and rash.
Dermatitis (shows in the form of an itchy flaky rash) can be an allergic reaction or a symptom of a serious health condition, like kidney disease. Therefore, it’s imperative to treat it with caution. If you are prone to allergies, apply a specialized topical cream over the affected area and exclude any potential allergens from your diet/environment. The rash should disappear in a matter of days. In case it doesn’t, contact a doctor immediately. It’s always best to be safe, so take the time to visit a clinic and take all necessary tests.
- Melasma (dark skin discolorations).
This condition is most common in pregnant and nursing women as it’s often caused by a hormonal imbalance. In most cases, it’s not dangerous and will go away on its own when your hormone levels will get back to norm. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen at all times as the discolorations appear because of the sun radiation. Use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide based products with SPF 30 or higher to achieve the best results and prevent the appearance of new spots. However, you should visit a dermatologist just in case. You will only need to take a few tests to ensure that it’s actually a harmless discoloration and not a symptom of cancer.