Your skin is not merely an organ, but also a reflection of your inner health. Many a times, the skin troubles we’re facing are nothing but a symptom of what’s happening in various parts of the body. It shows on our skin, but we often choose to ignore it. If you’ve been battling acne for a prolonged period of time or your skin is excessively flaky, you need to see a dermatologist.
Nitin S. Walia, Senior Consultant, Dermatology, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, and Vandana Punjabi, Consultant Dermatologist, Trichologist and Cosmetologist, Nanavati Super speciality Hospital, have pointed out the signs:
Acne is a normal problem which happens to teenagers or people with oily skin. But if the acne continues for a longer time, it can be due to hormonal disturbance. It can lead to thyroid.
Skin dryness can be due to winter season but if the skin is extremely dry, it can be because of diabetes or thyroid.
Itching can be a sign of diabetes or infection in the body. Sometimes due to high levels of bilirubin or creatinine, it can cause itching, which is an indication of liver or kidney problems.
They can be due to sun burn sometimes but it may also be due to viral infections or a drug allergy.
Darkening of underarms and neck
This is called acanthosis nigricans and is a sign of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. Very often people think it is just dirt or some allergy but that is not the case.
Yellow deposits mainly around eyes
These are cholesterol deposits and are often associated with abnormal lipid profile.
Persistent redness on face with or without itching typically on the cheeks and nose areas
It may be a sign of lupus, an internal disease. This can affect kidneys, liver, joints or oral cavity.
(With IANS Inputs)