Five Common Men’s Dermatology Issues

There are many differences between the genders, but one that can affect the health of the male gender is seeking medical treatment. There has been a correlation made between the risk of health issues for men and how often they seek medical attention for their health maladies compared to their female counterparts. This is especially true when it comes to specialty areas, such as dermatology. However, men can benefit from seeking the care of a dermatologist, even to the point of saving their life. Here are five common issues in men that can benefit from a visit to a dermatologist.

  1. Hair loss. Many men begin losing their hair during their midlife, some even in their 20’s. Dermatologists can offer medical solutions to decrease hair loss in men.
  2. Foot fungus. Many male-dominated occupations have risks for causing fungal issues in the feet. Nail fungus and athlete’s foot can be effectively treated by a dermatologist.
  3. Skin conditions. Acne, rashes and shaving irritation are common skin issues for men. Seeking treatment from a dermatologist can reduce the embarrassing appearance and irritation caused by these ailments.
  4. Skin cancer. Men between the ages of 15-39 are twice as likely to die from skin cancer than their female counterparts. This could be partly due to them not seeking medical attention from a skin specialist at the first sign of a skin abnormality.
  5. Excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be effectively treated by a dermatologist.

Skin, hair and nail issues are not a gender-specific problem. Men can benefit from the advice and treatment available through their local dermatology clinic for many common men’s dermatology issues, from cosmetic problems to the early signs of skin cancer.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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