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What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the practice of medicine concerning the treatment of skin issues and skin diseases. Dermatology deals with distinctive fields that involve medical and surgical features. An individual that works in the field of dermatology is referred to as a dermatologist and this individual cares of different diseases located on the skin, scalp of the head, hair and nails. When dermatology issues occur, individuals may wonder how to seek medical attention from a dermatologist as well as the many different dermatology problems or procedures. Read below where Experts have answered many frequently asked questions about dermatology problems.

What could cause itchy hands with no rash or redness with a history of diabetes?

There could be many different causes of an individual to have itchy hands, as well as they can appear even if there isn’t a rash present. Often, an itchy hand is caused by contact dermatitis, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, certain hematological issues, stress and anxiety. Often, there are cases where no cause is found, and this is referred to as Idiopathic Itching. Since the individual has a history of diabetes, the individual may need to seek medical attention and have tests performed for further treatments. While the individual is waiting for the results of these tests, anti-histamines can be taken from over the counter medication to help treat the symptoms.

Can a possible rash of syphilis spread to a person’s scalp that appeared after seeing a hairstylist?

A syphilis rash located on the hands is known as an advanced stage of syphilis and therefore is uncommon in today’s antibiotics. The rash that is located on the scalp may be eczema. This condition is a non contagious dermatitis that is often because of being highly exposed to too much hair chemicals.

What could be the cause of little blacks dots being located on the shaft of a penis that have been present for three months with no change in shape or size?

Often the cause of black dots being located on an individual’s penis may be referred to as Genital Warts (human papilloma virus infection). Molluscum Contagiosum. Molluscum is known as another type of viral infection that can resemble warts but can be distinguished by a needle extirpation test. In the case the bumps have not changed in years, a possible cause could be Ectopic Sebaceous Glands. Genital Warts or Molluscum is not considered dangerous to an individual, but can be transmitted to another individual during sexual intercourse. Treatment should be performed by a dermatologist with the following: Podophylltoxin application, Imiquimod application of 50-100% TCA application.

When dermatology issues occur on an individual’s skin, scalp or hair many questions may arise. Dermatology issues can cause a lot of concern as well as frustration as some issues can affect a person’s everyday life. These questions may include what the dermatology procedures include, or what are the most common dermatology issues. When these questions arise, individuals can contact an Expert for valuable information and answers.
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  • My daughter just sent me photos of bruises all over her legs, has itch

    My daughter just sent me photos of bruises all over her legs, has itchy skin, she's tired...no fever or sore throat.

    I don't think this is a dermatology inquiry. Sounds like an autoimmune thing to me?
  • Dear Dr Attilli, I continue to obsess over my skin lesions

    Dear Dr Attilli,

    I continue to obsess over my skin lesions and have more questions for you.

    To recap my dermatology tale:
    - I used to have bad acne up until last year when I started using Adapalene gel, the oral contraceptive pill and washed my face thrice a week with a salicylic acid face wash (I use a gentle moisturizing face wash the rest of the time). I had clear skin on this regime for several months. Then I switched to a stronger salicylic acid face wash and developed what was diagnosed at the time as perioral dermatitis on my chin. I then stopped using any products on my chin and used minocycline antibiotics for two months, and the perioral dermatitis cleared up. I've since only used gentle face wash on my chin since this time and it has stayed clear of perioral dermatitis.
    - However, I've kept using Adapalene gel and occasional normal strength salicylic acid on the rest of my face along with the oral contraceptive pill. Now I've started to get perioral dermatitis like rashes (small lesions that persist without enlarging and progress onto other multiple small lesions springing up around it in a clustered confluent somewhat ring shape way) on other parts of my face that are not in my perioral or perioccular area – ie on my upper cheek, my jaw, my forehead + the area underneath my jawline. These rashes get worse with Adapalene gel - ie the lesions stay small but keep spreading. They resolve when I stop Adapalene gel and go on a course of minocycline. By the time I get to a dermatologist after waiting weeks for an appointment, the lesions have largely resolved on the antibiotics so the dermatologists cannot see the full initial rash. The dermatologists tell me that these rashes are not likely to be perioral dermatitis because they did not develop in the perioral or perioccular area.

    So my questions are:

    1) Can you develop perioral dermatitis in non perioral/non perioccular areas independently (ie the rash starts in non perioral/non perioccular areas, rather than starting in a perioral/perioccular area and spreading to the rest of the face)? Or are my rashes in other parts of my face more like a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to Adapalene gel (which I had used for months with no problems before)?
    -I would like to know this because if the rashes are just a reaction to Aapalene gel as opposed to perioral dermatitis, then I can treat them by just stopping Aapalene gel, which is simpler than treating perioral dermatitis by trying other unfamiliar topical treatments or using oral antibiotics with all their systemic side effects.

    2) My skin is dry as I normally avoid regular moisturizing because I found that moisturising in the past worsened my acne. One dermatologist I recently saw said that if I moisturised my skin more I could use Adapalene gel without getting these rashes/perioral dermatitis. Is that right - if I moisturise my skin more can I keep using products that normally precipitate perioral dermatitis on my skin, like Adapalene gel, without developing perioral dermatitis?
    - I would like to know this as I want to keep using Adapalene gel on my skin. I feel anxious about not having not used Adapalene gel on so may parts of my face for so many weeks now, I’m waiting for my skin to erupt in acne like it had been doing prior to when I started on Adapalene gel.

    3) Does skin that develops perioral dermatitis then become less prone to acne? Does the perioral dermatitis do something to dry out the pores and sebum of the skin or something? I ask because I’ve noticed that since I developed perioral dermatitis on my chin and it was cured, I’ve had almost no acne on my chin despite no longer using any Adapalene gel on it.
    - Again, I would like to know this because I feel anxious about not using Adapalene gel on previous perioral dermatitis effected areas like my chin because I remember how bad my acne was everywhere on my face before I started using Adapalene gel. It would be good if perioral dermatitis develops instead of acne, rather than in addition to it.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Regards,
    Dilini
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    I have some small painless blisters form under my foreskin. I have not par taken in any unprotected sex for 10 years and this is the first time I have had this. I had protected sex with my long term partner on Sunday could this be a cut or allergy from that. These blisters do not hurt at all.
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