Skin is the largest organ of the human body that protects it from external microbial attacks and infections. Daily sun exposure, pollution, wounds on the skin, and bacterial and fungal attack, make an individual prone to several skin problems like pimples, fungal infections, scabies, and many more. Although these problems are not life-threatening, but it can be distressing and can affect an individual’s lifestyle, self-esteem, and confidence. Hence, it is recommended to consult a medical expert or dermatologist in Bangalore at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic as soon as one experiences any symptom that looks uncertain.
Let us know about a few skin problems and their symptoms, which require immediate medical attention:
Pimples: Pimples are small inflammatory, red pus-filled lesions on the face, which occur when the oil glands are clogged or infected. Pimples are part of acne, which, too, leave scars if left untreated. Pimples are quite common among youngsters and adults, and are painful, itchy and lead to an unattractive appearance.
Fungal Infections: Some fungi are present in the soil, water, plants, and air, whereas some exist naturally in the human body. The fungus can enter the human body through cuts, wounds, nasal and oral passage, and contaminated food articles. Fungal infections can be of various types such as yeast infection, ringworms, athlete foot, etc. which has common symptoms like itching, redness, and peeling skin.
Yeast Infections: Yeast is a type of fungus that is found in the body naturally, and its working is controlled by the body’s immune system. But, when this yeast multiplies too much as a result of pregnancy or hormonal changes, it can cause a vaginal yeast infection. The symptoms include irritation, itching, and discharge, which require medical attention to be treated.
Ringworm: Ringworm is an extremely contagious skin infection that can be transmitted from one skin to another or from contact with pets. This skin infection is caused by a fungus that lives on the dead tissues of the skin, nails, and hairs. Ringworm can be easily identified through its red, ring-shaped scaly patch. The infection can lead to severe itching and spread over the skin if not treated properly. Hence, it is essential to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible.
Athlete’s foot: The symptoms of Athlete’s foot can vary from person to person. This skin infection generally occurs with the continuous use of socks and shoes, resulting in redness or blisters near the foot area, cracking skin, stinging or burning sensations, etc. Athlete’s foot occurs not only in sports persons but also an individual who is sensitive to warmer climates.
Scabies: This skin problem occurs when the parasitic mites get into the skin of the human body and are left untreated. These microscopic mites can reside on the skin for months and reproduce on the skin’s surface, causing red rashes and excessive itching. This skin infection can be highly contagious and requires immediate medical attention.
All these skin conditions are often ignored and taken lightly by an individual, which can turn into chronic skin infections and can cause more damage if not treated. Hence, it is recommended to visit Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic and consult Dr. Rasya Dixit, the best dermatologist in Bangalore, to get immediate and effective treatment for all the skin damages.