If a rash or other skin problem covers more than 10% of your body, consult a dermatologist immediately, especially if you have a fever, joint aches, muscle pain, difficulty swallowing or you can’t sleep. It is a must.
Talk to a dermatologist for any ulcers that won’t heal after a week or two. These open sores can lead to serious infections.
Don’t take the mild appearance of a new skin condition lightly, either. A skin problem is sometimes the first sign of a significant, systemic autoimmune disease, such as lupus. Diagnosing skin inflammation can also reveal inflammation in your organs, including the lungs, kidneys, or liver.
Dermatologists can offer:
Faster diagnosis: If you suspect a serious problem, but start with your primary care doctor, you may wait longer for a diagnosis. In serious cases, this increases the risk of more severe organ damage, potentially leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome or significant damage to your kidneys or liver. Even if a skin-related symptom is mild, you can have a pattern of rash that a dermatologist can recognize immediately that is worrisome.
Scar prevention: Dermatologists will treat lupus, scalp conditions associated with hair loss, and severe acne aggressively enough so that they don’t lead to scarring.
As advanced as cosmetic procedures are, there’s no definitive way to reverse scarring. So the longer the problem goes on, the more extensive permanent damage can become.
Ultimately, seek medical advice when you first notice a problem. When the skin condition is one symptom of a larger, more serious problem, doing so will limit possible permanent skin or internal organ damage. The Skin Care Foundation recommends seeing your dermatologist once a year for a skin exam to check for anything out of the ordinary and to answer any questions you may have.
What to do if you have an urgent issue
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