Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen discusses the skin as an indicator of internal organ issues
Have you ever considered that the skin may be an indicator for deeper health problems? Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen explains in his new article.
By: Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen
Human skin is essentially just a thick layer consisting of dead cells in the epidermal layer responsible for protecting us against different viruses, bacteria, and microbes by acting as a physical barrier against them. However, it also acts as a window allowing us to better understand about what is going on inside our bodies. Certain changes in the skin can indicate potentially serious health issues.
In order to be able to comprehend the signals your skin might be giving you regarding your body's internal functions, it is crucial to know how to spot these early warning signs. This will ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of the health concern. In certain cases, the human skin may show specific signs of an internal ailment before the disease progresses and becomes more severe. In other instances, symptoms might become visible on the skin long after the disease has already started causing internal damage.
For example, an unusual rash, soreness, itchiness or redness on the skin, which does not react to treatment, may indicate skin cancer. If the same rash or sore patch is followed by body ache, fever or joint pain, it may signal an internal infection.
Rashes on top of the feet or on the lower legs, not responding to regional steroids or antifungal creams, can be a symptom of hepatitis C infection. However, not all rashes are symptoms of an internal illness; sometimes, a rash is just the result of an allergic reaction. People often develop a rash from an allergic reaction to a new medicine. If the rash is not your usual allergic reaction rash, it is very important to get it checked. It can be a possible warning sign of DRESS syndrome, the Drug Reaction/Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms.
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.
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Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen, cosmetic surgery
Newport Beach, California