Dermatologist


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dermatologist

 [der″mah-tol´o-jist]
a physician who specializes in dermatology.

der·ma·tol·o·gist

(der-mă-tol'ŏ-jist),
A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous diseases and related systemic diseases.

der·ma·tol·o·gist

(dĕr'mă-tol'ŏ-jist)
A physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cutaneous and related systemic diseases.

dermatologist

A doctor who practices DERMATOLOGY.

Dermatologist

A physician that specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin.

Patient discussion about Dermatologist

Q. My husband has psoriasis and the dermatologist suggested that he try the uv light treatment.Anyone try it. some of the side effects may be skin cancer and melanoma's. If so can you please let me know if it actually did help or if not. Thanks a million.

A. uv light treatment procedure is relatively new mod of treatment so here is difficult to build an opinion about it.
Actually there are two main type of treatment relating uv light are in use one is uvb treatment and other one is PUVA (uva light based).
As uvb is the most prominent factor for skin cancer so this treatment is more risky. While PUVA is quite effective treatment and has less side effects.
http://www.vitiligoguide.com/psoriasis/

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Dermatologist Dr Ausama Atwan said: "Leprosy is still rare in the UK but it is something doctors should be mindful of, especially if they have patients originally from countries where it is common and who have unexplained lesions and changes to their skin."
STOP IT See your doctor for referral to a dermatologist, who may biopsy it then remove it.

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