Dermatology


Dermatological conditions are skin disorders with various levels of severity. It can be permanent or temporary, painful or painless. Some have situational causes, while others are due to genetics. Some skin problems are minor, while others are life-threatening.

Because skin disorders can happen at any time, it’s important to understand the symptoms and how to manage it. 

GuruMD offers urgent care for skin disorders, allowing you to speak with a board certified professional about your condition right from your home. Here are some skin disorders you should know about.


What Are The Symptoms of Skin Disorders?


Skin problems have a wide variety of symptoms such as:

  • Scaly or rough skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Ulcers
  • Rashes that might be painful or itchy
  • Dry cracked skin
  • Open sores or lesions
  • Bumps, warts, or skin overgrowth
  • Discolored patches of skin with excessive flushing
  • Loss of skin pigmentation
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What Are The Causes of Skin Disorders?


There are various causes to skin disorders, which include:

  • Infection
  • Genetic factors
  • Weakened immune system
  • Allergens
  • Contact an infected person
  • Kidney diseases

Types of Skin Disorders?


Acne

Acne is usually associated with irritated and oily skin. It is often caused by clogged pores. This results from dead skin cells, hormones, bacteria, ingrown hair, and excessive oil production. There are various types of acne, such as whiteheads, papules, nodules, cyst, pustules, and blackheads.

 

Cold sores

Cold sores are caused by Herpes 1 virus that lies dormant in the body system. When the immune system is compromised or weakened, the virus manifests itself as a painful vesicular bump on the upper side of the lip.

 

Blisters

Blisters are raised, circular in shape, and filled with fluid. The common causes of this skin disorder are friction between the skin and an object. Blisters are painful, annoying, and uncomfortable. In most cases, they aren’t anything serious and tend to heal on their own. However, if blisters remain there for a long period, it’s best to see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

 

Hives

Hives are itchy, raised welts found on the skin. They are usually red, flesh colored, or pink. Hives are allergic reactions towards food, medication, or any irritant environment. They are usually treated with allergy medication and corticosteroids. Most of these rashes go away, but if they continue to linger, then it’s best to see a doctor for a prescription medication.

 

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that results in small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin. It usually affects the skin on the cheeks, forehead, and nose. It does not have a cure, but there are medications that the doctor can prescribe to keep it under control.

 

Latex Allergies

Latex is a common material from gloves. Some people are allergic to this material and develop an immune reaction towards it. This can result in severe itchiness, swelling, redness, and rashes upon touching the latex material.

 

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that contains symptoms of itchy and inflamed patches on the skin. It’s often seen in young children and can appear later on in adulthood.

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disorder that causes scaling and silver patches to develop. The patch can come and go over a few days to a month.

 

Contact Dermatitis

If you were touching poison ivy or in close contact with items that you are allergic to, then you may experience contact dermatitis. This would result in redness, scaly and flaky skin, itchiness, and significant sensitivity.

 

Ringworm

Ringworms are fungal infections that can result in a circular ring on the skin. It requires antifungal medication to get rid of it. People often get ringworms from gym workouts or group showers. They get the infection from touching surfaces with the fungal agent.


How Does GuruMD Treat Skin Problems?


At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with skin disorders. If you are experiencing any of the above types of skin problems, all you have to do is create an account to speak with a medical provider. Register online and then visit with a doctor right on the app.

Our board certified professionals will take a look at the skin condition through the WebCam and ask questions about your symptoms and their duration. The doctor may send the user out for a blood test to find the underlying cause of the conditions. Once the doctor diagnoses the skin condition, he or she will prescribe the proper medication to the patient.

Experiencing skin problems? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.