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It can be quite challenging at times to take care of your skin and treat various skin problems at the same time. Thankfully, problems like wrinkles, calluses, dandruff, red bumps, dry skin and oily skin can be solved with over-the-counter products. But it is not possible to deal with every single skin problem without the help of a skin doctor or a dermatologist.

Dermatologists are commonly referred to as skin doctors. There are a wide range of skin issues that are treated by a skin doctor- from dermatitis to skin cancer- everything. A skin doctor not only diagnoses diseases, but also prescribes medication or treatment and let the patients know how they can take proper care of their skin, hair and nails. If you are having acne, nail fungus or a wart, you can see a skin doctor. Nowadays, it is even possible to see online skin doctors. You just need an internet connection on your computer. This way, you don’t have to travel anywhere to see the doctor, as you can see them online. This is one of the greatest advantages of consulting online skin doctors.

Here are some hints given below when you know it’s time that you make an appointment with a skin doctor:

  • Cystic acne

If you have mild to moderate breakouts, then you can keep them under control by using anti-acne products to your regular skin care routine that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. But, if you see that after using all these products for 2-3 months, they are not working for you, then it becomes very important that you see a dermatologist.

  • Skin discolorations

 It is crucial to see a dermatologist, if you see any abnormal or unusual discolouration on your skin and it is growing or darkening gradually. It might be a sign of skin cancer. If you have fair skin and also have a history of burning or tanning, you are at an increased risk of skin cancer. It is recommended by most skin doctors that you should get an examination to see if there is any sign of skin cancer.

  • Itching and rashes

There are some types of dermatitis such as eczema that are accompanied by painful inflammation, flaking skin and even uncontrollable itching that won’t go away. Check that you are not using a product that is causing allergic reaction. Also, ensure that all your fragrances are dye-free, as this is very important for all skin types. After doing all these, if you see that your problem is still not going away, then it’s time to see a skin doctor.

  • Treatment or scars

There are some over-the-counter products that can be quite effective in lessening the appearance of most scars. But there may be scars that are too deep. To reduce these types of scars, it is advisable that you see a skin doctor. He or she will prescribe medicines that will make your scars disappear. You can also take appointment from an online skin doctor and save yourself some time.

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