Why should I consult a Dermatologist?

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It not only protects you from external hazards like physical injuries or attacks of different harmful microorganisms, but also prevents moisture loss and acts as a sensory organ. 

Just like any other organ, your skin can also have problems. While seemingly small issues like acne, stretch marks, dandruff in the hair might not be fatal but they do hamper your quality of life. 

Not to mention the fact that some skin problems can also be serious, so much so that they can be deadly too, if not diagnosed and treated. One such ailment is skin cancer, which is more common than you know. 

A simple itch that refuses to go, a mole that keeps growing, or constant unexplained hair loss warrants a visit to a Dermatologist because they can be more than what meets the eye. 

What does a Dermatologist do?

A Dermatologist is a specialist who treats ailments of the skin, hair, and nails. There are many conditions that require special attention, some of which are:

Acne – It might seem like a very common problem that every other teenager faces. But the fact is there is no age for getting acne. While not life-threatening, severe acne can impact the quality of life. And, if left untreated or wrong self-treatments can leave permanent scars or seriously damage the skin. A dermatologist can help clear your skin of acne and scar with the help of different treatment options. 

Eczema – An umbrella term that covers several different types of chronic inflammatory skin conditions that cause intense itching, swelling, redness, and dry skin. Eczema can occur at any age and can be very distressing and uncomfortable. While there is no permanent cure for Eczema, the symptoms can be kept under control with proper treatment. 

Psoriasis – Another skin ailment that gravely impacts the quality of life, Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease that causes skin cells to multiply superfast and pile up on the skin. The result is itchy, painful, and swollen skin. A Dermatologist can easily diagnose Psoriasis and treat it to keep the symptoms under control.

Hair loss – Humans normally lose around 100 strands of hair every day. But if you notice patches of baldness caused by your hair fall, it is not normal. There can be a number of reasons that cause intense hair loss, like hormones, medication, poor diet, and so on. But there can also be more serious causes such as alopecia areata. A Dermatologist can find out what is causing abnormal hair loss and can help save your crowning glory. 

Skin cancer – One of the most common types of cancer, Skin Cancer is also highly treatable if diagnosed in time. If you see abnormal skin growths that bleed, itches, pains, or changes shape, size, and thickness, you should get yourself checked by a Dermatologist at once since it can be Melanoma, a type of deadly skin cancer. Regular, yearly check-ups with a Dermatologist can ensure skin cancer prevention as well.

There are numerous other skin, hair, and nail ailments that are treated by a Dermatologist, such as brittle nails, signs of aging, rosacea, dandruff, and so on. 

Get the best Dermatologist consultation at Albot Health

Get the best Dermatological consultation through Albot Health. Our specialists are some of the best in India and they are experienced in diagnosing and treating all kinds of problems related to skin, hair, and nail.

The best thing about Albot Health is you can discuss your issues in complete privacy with our doctors and it is super easy to get an appointment on our platform. 

Why should I see a General Physician?

A general physician treats a variety of bodily disorders and deals with the overall health of an individual. They may be consulted for a number of issues ranging from mild to severe symptoms in some cases. A general physician may deal with hypertension, high or low blood pressure, respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis, digestive system disorders like indigestion, food poisoning or diarrhea, issues related to the urinary or excretory system, dizziness, fatigue, sleep disorders, and even allergies or skin conditions. 

If our body is fighting an infection or disease, it starts to show basic symptoms like fever, cold and cough, headache and sometimes gastric disorders. In such cases, one may consult a general physician to look into the condition and suggest the correct treatment and medications. General physicians can deal with a number of basic disorders of the body and if needed, they may suggest further consultation with relevant specialists.

What are issues treated by General Physicians?

A general physician is experienced in treating a number of issues related to the body, although some may have expertise in a particular field of study. They may be consulted for minor or major symptoms like: 

 

Fever: one of the most common issues among people, that may also indicate the presence of any other serious infection in the body. A general physician can help to find the root of the issue and suggest the required treatment and medication. 

Headaches: a number of people experience headaches or migraines in their daily life, which affects their quality of life and productivity at work. A general physician may be consulted for frequent headaches. 

 

Cold and cough: it affects millions around the world, even children. In some cases, a cold may be a symptom of flu or any other respiratory infection. It is best to consult a general physician if the cold or cough becomes severe, or affects you frequently. 

 

Digestive issues: the gastric system of our bodies can be infected often, as food and water can be contaminated very easily. Any issues related to the stomach like acidity, loss of appetite, loose motions, indigestion, stomach ache, nausea, dehydration or food poisoning may be taken to a general physician for better diagnosis and treatment. 

 

Cardiovascular issues: in case one experiences irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, chest pain or any heart related disorder, a general physician can be consulted to look into the symptoms.

 

Respiratory issues: problems in breathing, shortness of breath, loss of breath, fatigue, dizziness or sleepiness may indicate a respiratory problem, that can be looked into by a general physician. 

 

Allergies or skin disorders: sometimes, our skin may react to a certain chemical or ingredients from the products we use, or the body may develop a food allergy. In some cases after a reaction, immediate medication may be needed and a general physician can be consulted for the same. 

Get the best expert care at Albot Health

Since general physicians deal with a number of bodily disorders, finding the right one for you and your family may become a hustle. It is very important to develop trust and understanding with your primary healthcare provider and often very rare to find. 

 

On our platform, you may choose from a number of highly qualified and experienced doctors to help deal with any issues related to your health. You may connect with them through a phone call, video call or chat with them at your choice of day and time.

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