Skin diseases usually have low mortality rates, but they can serve as indicators of underlying medical conditions and may also lead to health complications if left untreated.
Most Common Skin Diseases
While there are numerous skin diseases, some prevalent types in the Philippines include:
Warts. These small growths on the skin result from a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and are characterized by a rough, grainy texture. Some of them also have small black spots, which are tiny blood vessels that have grown into the warts. Although they are not benign, they can spread by contact and appear anywhere on the body. HPV infections are also associated with cancer of the cervix, mouth, throat, and genital regions.
Eczema. This chronic and genetic skin condition can cause dryness, itching, and redness on any part of the body. Affected skin becomes inflamed and cracked, as well as more susceptible to cold sores and warts. Blistering and weeping occurs in some cases.
Hair and Nail Problems. These include hair loss and nail discoloration. Aside from being unsightly, they can point to underlying health conditions. Certain types of nail discoloration are symptoms of particular diseases while brittle hair often indicates broader health issues.
What You Can Do
Aside from providing a wide range of cosmetic treatments, Skin MD also offers medical dermatology to keep your skin at its best and reveal the most beautiful you. After a thorough consultation, we can determine the most suitable remedy for you, whether it is warts removal or hair loss treatment. Contact us today to find out more about how we can treat your skin diseases and other dermatologic issues.
Find the Solutions to Your Skin Problems
Our board-certified dermatologists are more than ready to help you deal with any skin disease. Say goodbye to your skin ailments and enjoy a healthy, youthful look!