Contact dermatitis is a very insidious and multifaceted skin disease. It could be waiting for you anywhere – at work, in the country and even in your bathroom or jewelry box.
Contact dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that occurs as a reaction after contact with a chemical or allergenic substance. The list of substances that could cause inflammation is quite long and includes a lot of stuff we have to use daily: soap, cleaning products, latex, cosmetics, metals (like nickel or gold), alcohol, plant juice, drugs, ink, paint, glue, some fabrics. Also, contact dermatitis could be caused by unprotected extensive exposure to UV-light.
The intensity of the allergic reaction depends on the individual immune defense reactions. The acute stage can occur immediately, or several hours and even days after the contact with an allergen. The skin in the area of contact might turn red, and it may burn, itch and blister. Rashes, puffiness, and swelling could appear on the skin surface. There could be a general malaise and increase in body temperature. (more…)
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a non-communicable chronic skin disorder which manifests itself in the form of skin peeling and rashes. The disease can develop at any age, but most often psoriasis affects people of young age.
The intensity of psoriasis can vary widely at different stages. The disease can affect only minor areas of the skin or cover almost the entire body. Often the disease progresses, and patients note that over time (in the phase of intensification), psoriasis affects larger areas of the skin.
According to statistics provided by Skin Cancer Foundation, 3% of all pediatric cancers fall on melanoma. The figure might not seem that impressive, but please remember that melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer for people of all ages. It could be successfully cured if detected early, but delays in diagnostics and treatment significantly decrease survival rates.
The primary function of a pediatric dermatologist is to diagnose a disease and to prescribe a treatment for skin, hair or nails. Besides, this expert might take part in diagnostics of some diseases that affect skin condition. A pediatric dermatologist prescribes the necessary screening procedures and helps to determine the causes of rashes.
When your child is facing any skin health issues, one of your first questions might be “should I seek the help of a dermatologist who specializes in children?”
Yes. Kid’s organism has some peculiarities, so applying directly to the pediatric dermatologist might save you time, which is very important.(more…)