When you think of making an appointment to see a medical professional, chances are good that your general practitioner comes to mind. However, there are certain things that are best reserved for a medical specialist. Skin, hair and nail problems are areas that deserve the attention of a dermatologist. Since health matters regarding these parts of the body are so prevalent, it actually makes sense to add a dermatologist to your contact list of go-to wellness practitioners.
A skin exam is an important part of every annual physical, and there’s no one more suited to perform one than a dermatologist. After all, skin is their specialty. Skin cancer is a pervasive form of cancer that can often go undetected, but a skin care expert can spot warning signs quickly. One such tell-tale warning can be a mole that changes shape, size or color. An abundance of moles or ones that are inflamed, painful, bleeding or otherwise worrisome should definitely be checked out by our specialist. Other risk factors include heredity and a history of sunburns.
Yes, something as simple as an itch that simply won’t go away is something that should be examined. Many harmless skin conditions can trigger unending itching and discomfort. There’s no reason to suffer needlessly when our dermatologist can recommend a topical or oral medication solution. It is important to note, however, that persistent itching can also be a symptom of skin cancer.
Reddened skin can signal any number of skin issues. Don’t drive yourself nuts trying to self-diagnose via Google. The expert eye of our dermatologist can probably name the presenting problem and have you on your way in no time. Skin conditions like allergic reactions, seborrheic dermatitis or eczema can be easily treated. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, though, in case of more serious conditions, such as lupus.
You might view acne as just a horrible rite of passage for teenagers or something you have to deal with later in life due to pesky adult hormonal changes. Most people try over-the-counter creams or lotions to manage their pimples. However, if your acne isn’t healing or is particularly severe, our dermatologist can help you to end the painful problem. Some cases are caused by underlying skin conditions, while others are particularly hard to treat. In any case, our knowledgeable dermatologist can pinpoint the source and offer a safe and effective solution.
If you have any type of issue with your skin, hair or nails, a simple visit with our dermatologist at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office will likely ease your mind and your symptoms. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation at one of our offices in Poplar Bluff or Paragould.