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8 Signs when a visit to a Dermatologist becomes a must

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When it comes to skin care, there are various skin issues that can be resolved without the help of a dermatologist. Over-the-counter products prove to be effective and adequate treatment measures. However, selected skin problems call for a visit to a doctor’s office. They cannot be treated without medical help.

You can read ahead to learn of the 8 signs when you must see a dermatologist.

 

1. Worsening acne despite treatment and care

You suffer from acne, but of late you observe that the breakouts have gone from bad to worse. The main problem is the severity continues to increase despite the use of anti-aging products that helped earlier. To add, the recent breakouts look more like cystic breakouts. In this case, you should call your doctor. Your form of acne may require prescription medication in addition to over-the-counter treatments. The acne may also develop as a side effect to some medication (birth control pills or steroids) or as a symptom of an underlying health condition.

 

2. Sudden, unexplained breakout of acne

The next condition is if you’ve never suffered acne and suddenly start to breakout. You spot tiny red bumps some filled with pus on the face, back or upper chest. You should have the pimple like bumps examined by a dermatologist because what we often regard as acne may be folliculitis or rosacea particularly given the condition that you have never before been diagnosed with acne.

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