Dermatological Diseases

What is Dermatological Diseases ? 

Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases (from Greek derma, “skin”), as well as its appendages (nails, hair, sweat glands). A doctor who practices dermatology is a dermatologist.

Due to the disease burden of many skin diseases, there is a large amount of medical research taking place in the field of dermatology, ranging from skin biology and immune response in the skin to the optimal therapy for psoriasis.

The best treatment for acne depends on the type and severity of the condition. Many cases can be treated with prescription or over-the-counter topical medication, oral medication or a combination of the two. Results may take six to eight weeks to appear, and acne can sometimes get worse before it gets better.

More severe cases of acne may require stronger medications such as isotretinoin, an oral drug that helps reduce the size of the sebaceous glands and prevent new lesions from developing. Over 90 percent of acne cases can be successfully treated with isotretinoin.