Dermatology Research Paper

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Dermatology Your skin is one of the most important organs on and in your body. Without it, we wouldn’t have our protection from the outside world. Our skin is why we keep staying alive, therefore keeping your skin healthy would make you healthy.
What is dermatology? Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of different skin conditions. Therefore, a dermatologist is a physician trained to treat benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails, and adjacent mucous. To become one, there are many steps to take and a lots of time to invest. First, you have to complete four years of college obtaining a bachelor’s degree in science. More specifically, a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical
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The cause for cold sores on and in your mouth is the herpes simplex virus one. Much of the time people don’t experience any symptoms. However, symptoms do include tingling, itching, burning, oozing, blisters, and crusting. During first time outbreaks, symptoms can include fever, painful eroded gums, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. Once you get the herpes simplex virus one, you will have it for the rest of your life. The virus can reoccur when you have a viral infection, a fever, hormonal changes, stress, fatigue, exposure to sunlight and wind, and changes to the immune system. Risks and complications with the HSV-1 are: HIV/AIDS, severe burns, eczema, cancer chemotherapy, anti-rejection drugs, transferring the HSV-1 to other body parts, getting it in your eyes, having eczema increases your risk to spreading the HSV-1, and transferring the HSV-1 to your organs if you have a weakened immune system. You can try and prevent it as much as possible by avoiding skin-to-skin contact with people while blisters are present, avoiding sharing items while blisters are present, and keeping your hands as clean as…show more content…
A- Asymmetry. Moles are supposed to be perfectly round. If you were to draw a line halfway through the mole, and if the halves don’t look identical that’s a bad sign. B- Border. When you find a new mole on your body, you should always keep track of the size of the mole. A cancerous mole will continue to get larger. C- Color. Normal moles usually are a light to medium brown, cancerous moles get darker and darker in color, they become an almost black color. D- Diameter. If the size of the mole, not just the border, gets larger, the mole is most likely cancerous. E- Evolving. If the mole changes shape, smell, color, or anything else, that is the biggest warning sign of melanoma cancer. Melanoma is hard to diagnose, especially if you have moles on your body that you don’t pay attention to. If you have any family history with melanoma, or any cancer, the best and safest thing you can do is get yourself tested for the gene. Getting tested for the gene could help save your life.
A very interesting skin condition is steatocystoma multiplex. Steatocystoma multiplex is a disorder that forms multiple non-cancerous cysts on the skin. These cysts start growing in the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum. Sebum is what the cyst is filled with. The cysts can form anywhere on your body. For example, chest, back, arms, legs, buttox, and

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