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Ask a Dermatologist Online to get dermatologist advice for all types of skin, nail and hair related problems and diseases. Some of them are Acne, Eczema, Hair Loss, Moles and Melanoma, Nail Disorders, Psoriasis, Rashes, Athlete's Foot, Ringworm, Herpes Infection, Warts, Chancroid, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Granuloma Inguinale, Syphilis. We also provide second opinion for cosmetic dermatology.
Dr Akhil Kumar Singh
Dr P L Chandravathi
Dr Sunaina Hameed
Dermatologists are skin specialists, who can handle all sorts of issues regarding skin, hair, nails etc. You can always consult and ask a dermatologist online about your skin or hair issues and seek suitable solutions for the problems. Usually people ignore problems related to nails, hair and skin in the beginning, but when things start getting serious; it becomes mandatory to consult a dermatologist.
Online Dermatologist Advice just a Click Away!
Dermatology is unique because this is a very visual science where the diagnosis can be made on the basis of good quality pictures. This is where our online dermatologist advice will help you. No skin problem is too minor or too complicated for our online skin specialists. Whether you just need simple advice on good skin care or have embarrassing genital problems/ infections, worried about a mole or cancer, have an itchy skin rash, acne, eczema, rosacea, pigmentation problems, hair loss, etc- submit your dermatology question here and upload any reports, photographs needed. We also offer free followups until you are completely satisfied with our answers.
Benefits of Ask a Dermatologist Online Service
These days more and more people are seeking consultations from doctors online. There are many benefits of the same.
- Convenient: You don’t need to step out of your house for visiting a doctor for online consultation; it can be done from the comfort of your home or office.
- Secured Privacy: There are times when a patient hesitates to discuss about sensitive medical topics while being face to face. In online mode, there is no such hesitation and one is free to ask any question.
- 24/7 Consultation: Most importantly, there is no fixed time for online dermatologist consultations. No appointment wait times either. It is possible to find online skin specialist on round the clock basis.
Ask Online Skin Doctor for a Dermatology Second Opinion
It might happen that you have consulted a dermatologist, but are not sure whether he has done the right treatment or prescribed the right medicines. To be sure of the diagnosis and prescribed medication, you can also ask a dermatologist online for a second opinion. If both the opinions tally, you can carry on with the same easily. For online medical second opinion at BestDoctor, you will have to send all your reports, images and prescriptions online through email. The online dermatologist will take a look at the pictures, reports and prescriptions and give his opinion.
When Should you Consult our Online Dermatologists for a Second Opinion?
- To confirm whether your medical diagnosis is right
- To confirm that your medication regime is the best course of treatment
- To find out if there are any side effects which can damage your body
- To find out if there is any alternative procedure or treatment
- To find out if the disease can spread causing damage to other organs
- To know additional details about your medical condition
Ask Dermatologist Advice about Acne
Acne is one of the most common skin problems from which both men and women suffer at one point of their life or other. In some people the problem is so grave that they need to get consultation from a dermatologist.
- What is the main cause of acne?
- What foods can aggravate acne breakouts
- Will wearing makeup increase chances of acne breakouts?
- What skincare regimen should I follow to stop acne breakouts?
- Are there any side effects from the medicines and creams that are prescribed for acne?
Ask Dermatologist Advice about Hair Loss
Hair loss is probably one of the most common problems from which people suffer nowadays. There are many factors that cause hair loss in individuals. Along with physical health problems, there are many environmental factors that lead to hair loss. Stress is also a major cause of hair loss. There are many natural remedies that can help in reducing the extent of hair loss, but it is important to find the root cause of the problem at the first place. This is the reason visiting a dermatologist is important.
- What is the exact reason that is causing hair loss?
- What can be done for minimizing the problem of hair thinning?
- What are common myths about hair loss?
- Can I take supplements for combating hair loss problems?
- Can you please suggest some natural remedies for dealing with hair loss?
- What hair care regimen should I follow to prevent hair loss?
Ask a Dermatologist about Eczema
Eczema is a skin problem, which can affect people in any age group. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema can be of different kinds and with varying severities. Incessant itching and formation of rashes on the skin which refuse to go are the primary symptoms of the disease. Sometimes with itching, the skin turns red and swell up, giving an ugly look to the skin. Environmental as well as genetic factors are responsible for this skin problem. Eczema can also take place as allergic reaction. While in some cases eczema gets cured on its own, in other cases dermatological opinion is needed.
- What is eczema and which parts of the body might be affected by the skin disease?
- What are the chances of eczema spreading even when treatment is done on time?
- What investigations and tests are done for diagnosing eczema?
- Do I need to take special precautions for my family if I suffer from eczema?
- What lifestyle changes do I need to make to combat eczema?
- Can eczema be prevented and cured completely?
Ask a Dermatologist about Skin Cancer
As is evident from the name, skin cancer is one of the deadliest kinds of cancers. People across the globe are falling prey to this ailment. Dermatologists and oncologists globally opine that exposure to ultraviolet radiation of the sun is one of the main causes of skin cancer.
- What are the initial symptoms of skin cancer?
- What are the different kinds of skin cancers?
- Who are more prone to skin cancer?
- What tests are done to confirm skin cancer in individuals?
- What are ways in which skin cancer can be prevented?
- What are common treatment methods of skin cancer and what are survival rates?
Ask a Dermatologist about Moles
Moles might not be a serious problem in most individuals. Moles can be in the form of external growths or might be at the same surface as the skin. They are usually black, brown, red, reddish brown or even of skin color. The sizes and shapes of moles vary from one another significantly. Usually moles are benign and cause no harm to the body.
- Are pigmented lesions and moles same or different?
- When should I start worrying about the moles?
- I have seen changes in moles during pregnancy. Is it normal?
- Are there risk factors for melanoma?
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Q: What are the main functions of the skin?
A: Skin is the largest organ of the body. It regulates body temperature and protects underlying organs.
Q: Why are there goose bumps in cold?
A: Goose bumps are body’s mechanism to prevent heat loss. It is to conserve heat in cold climate.
Q: What is acne?
A: It is an infection and inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the face. Acne also occurs on the forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. It is commonly seen in puberty and more commonly seen in boys.
Q: What is lipoma?
A: Lipoma is a benign fatty tumor in the subcutaneous tissue. It feels as soft, rounded mass just under the skin. Common areas are forearm, thigh, back etc.
Q: What is urticaria?
A: It is a hypersensitivity reaction seen on the skin. If a patient is allergic to any particular thing, on exposure, skin becomes red, elevated and Itchy.
Q: Can TB affect skin?
A: Yes, cutaneous TB is seen. It is known as Lupus Vulgaris. It is more common in tattoo area, Scar marks or needle injury area.
Q: Can cancer affect skin?
A: Yes, cancer can affect the skin. Common form of cutaneous cancers are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Q: What is Hirsutism?
A: It is a condition characterized by excessive growth of hair. It is almost always due to hormonal imbalance.
Q: Why Pimples are more common in boys?
A: Pimples are more common in young boys because of higher testosterone hormone level.
Q: What is Herpes Zoster?
A: It is a cutaneous infection by the Herpes virus. It mostly affects chest area. Patient develops red, Inflamed multiple blister which is extremely painful.
Q: What is Cellulitis?
A: It is a bacterial infection of the skin that causes swelling, redness and gangrene. It is commonly seen with diabetes.
Q: What is botox?
A: It is a toxin produced by botulinum. It is injected into the skin to prevent aging.
Q: Do fairness creams really work?
A: It is not possible to change skin color by any fairness cream. They all are just marketing gimmicks.
Q: Which systemic diseases affect skin?
A: Skin can be affected by kidney diseases, cirrhosis, thyroid, vitamin deficiency, stress, etc.
Q: What is included in a Cosmetic Surgery?
A: Cosmetic surgery is chosen to change the physical appearance rather than medical reasons. It is performed by cosmetic surgeons. Botox, nose job, lip upliftment, double chin removal, eyebrow upliftment etc are commonly performed cosmetic surgeries.
Q: What is SPF?
A: SPF means Sun Protection Film. It is quantitatively written on sunscreen lotions. When you apply sunscreen lotion, it forms layers on skin which prevents adverse effects of direct sunlight. The higher the SPF, the better protection.
Q: What is the treatment for skin allergy?
A: Topical steroids and oral combination of antihistamine and anti allergic drugs are best for skin allergy.
Q: Are topical steroids harmful?
A: No, topical steroids are safe for long term use because they act locally without absorption into the blood.
Q: What are the side effects of tattooing?
A: Tattoos can give you a lot many diseases. If needles are reused, risk of HIV, Hepatitis B, C, Syphilis are high. Many skin infections like herpes zoster can also be transmitted by tattooing. Chances of future development of Skin TB and Skin Cancer are also high.
Q: What is contact dermatitis?
A: On recurrent contact with chemicals, skin can show changes. These kinds of changes are commonly seen in hands and feet. Causative agents are detergents, beauty products, petro chemicals, etc.
Q: How to prevent recurrent fungal skin infections?
A: Recurrent fungal skin infection denotes poor skin hygiene. This is more commonly seen in private areas. So try to avoid perspiration, wear cotton undergarments, avoid tight jeans, wear loose fitted cotton clothes, bath twice daily with warm water.