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Skin Issues Need Immediate Attention

Skin conditions can be particularly annoying and irritating. The main reason why any skin disease or skin issue is extremely difficult to deal with is that it not only brings a lot of pain, it also causes a shudder whenever one sees the affected region of the skin. This is why it remains important that as soon as you see any issues with your skin that you consult a dermatologist. 

The only problem with getting in touch with a dermatologist quickly is that there are not many dermatologists in hospitals and as a result, it takes a lot of time to get an appointment with a well-known dermatologist. This proves to be a big problem as skin conditions can grow rapidly and deteriorate the affected region of the skin very quickly. The wait can prove disastrous as a result. 

 

Online Dermatology- Can it Help?

While it is true that dermatologists are hard to find, this is usually the case because there aren’t many dermatologists close to your residence or practicing their profession in your town or locality. This doesn’t mean that the world is short on skin specialists and dermatologists who can easily diagnose and resolve skin related conditions and problems. 

So, if you can find a way to overcome your geographical restrictions, you might be able to get in touch with a dermatologist who might be able to check you up quicker than your local dermatologist. This is where online dermatology consultation can prove useful. It would allow you to get a checkup done within a couple of days with the certified dermatologist checking your condition online and providing a diagnosis to your problem as a result of that online checkup. 

 

Would an Online Checkup Result in Correct Diagnosis?

One reason why many people don’t believe in online dermatology consultation is that they believe that the dermatologist won’t be able to do a physical checkup online and thus, might make a mistake when diagnosing the issue. For instance, people believe that eczema and psoriasis look the same and thus, a doctor who won’t be able to physically check the patient might make a mistake between the two. And since psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis, a misdiagnosis can prove really dangerous for the patients. 

While the concern on the part of the patient is somewhat justified, this usually never proves to be the case. This is because dermatologists study conditions in far more detail than any layman ever would and thus, know everything about the appearance of every skin condition. They can find out the smallest of differences between two similar looking skin conditions and can thus, make the right diagnosis just by looking at the affected region.

At places like Reclaimyourskin, the dermatologist does not only look at the picture of the affected region of skin but also gets a list of answers from the patient regarding his condition too. All this makes it similar to a physical checkup minus all the waiting and all the travelling. 

 

Common Questions that People Ask Dermatologists

Online consultations don’t just mean that the dermatologist diagnoses the condition by looking at the picture. The dermatologist also has a one-on-one consultation with the patient through Skype or any other video calling software. This gives the dermatologist all the information he/she needs to make the diagnosis.


During such consultations, it is found that a lot of patients ask a similar set of questions. To make your life easy, the answers to these questions are stated here. 

  Dermatologists often get asked: how does one eliminate psoriasis. The thing about psoriasis is that it is a chronic skin condition and can be extremely painful for the patient. There is no sure shot way of eliminating psoriasis as of such but there are a number of drugs currently in testing which have shown great results during clinical trials. Once these drugs would be made available to the public, there is a chance that there will finally be a way to eliminate psoriasis. 
Another question frequently asked is is acne related to psoriasis?. The answer to this is that acne can be related to rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and couperose. So, you can have any of these conditions if your only symptom is itch. So, it remains important that you don’t think that you have psoriasis just because your skin itches. You must consult with a dermatologist who would be able to diagnose whether you have psoriasis, eczema or any other skin condition that is causing the itch by looking at your affected skin region. 

All in all, when you try online dermatology consultation, it is important to find a reputable online doctor. Once you find the right online dermatologist, you can then believe that your skin condition would be correctly diagnosed even though the dermatologist might not be able to conduct a full physical checkup. 

 

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