Dermatologists are an important part of a patient’s medical team because they can diagnose chronic illness. Although many people consider seeing a dermatologist to look younger, for acne treatment or for skin cancer screening only, seeing this type of doctor regularly can help you get diagnosed with serious chronic health conditions in a timely manner.
For example, coarse, scaly skin can be a sign of Lupus, a purplish rash on the stomach can signal Lymphoma, yellowing of the skin is often a sign of liver disease, as is severe itchy skin. Rashes, flaking skin and other skin problems can be assessed by a dermatologist who works closely with your primary doctor and specialists for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dermatologists can also help to treat chronic illnesses. Botox is used to treat migraines. Laser treatment is used for Psoriasis and warts caused by immunosuppressants are removed. Once you become familiar with and comfortable with your dermatologist, it often occurs that you will seek out other types of treatments. After all, who doesn’t want to look good? I’d love to avoid waxing my eyebrows since Sjogren’s Disease has made my eye area sensitive, finding a dermatologist who does laser hair removal in Florida would make my day. Although I can’t get botox treatments because of having Myasthenia Gravis, I know a number of people that be thrilled to have a Botox Florida treatment center for migraines.
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