Who is a dermatologist?
The people of the dermatovenerologist are also called a "love" doctor. After all, one of the specializations of such a doctor is venereal diseases or sexually transmitted diseases. For this area of knowledge the second part of the name of this profession answers: the venereologist.
This name came from the name of the goddess of love of Venus. That is, venereal diseases are transmitted during sex. The list of these diseases is quite large. This includes syphilis, gonorrhea, donovanosis and others. The same list can be supplemented by diseases that are not exclusively transmitted sexually.
This list includes scabies, various hepatitis, chlamydia, viral and infectious diseases. All of them can be transmitted both sexually and in other ways.
In addition to venereal diseases, the dermatovenereologist treats skin diseases of bacterial or viral origin. That is, this list does not include burns, but includes scabies, lichen, herpes, infectious dermatitis and so on.
As a rule, venereal and skin diseases are related. Some venereal diseases have severe symptoms on the skin of a person. Them dermatovenereologist treats them.
When should I go to the dermatovenerologist?
There are several cases when a timely visit to the dermatovenerologist will help to diagnose and successfully cure rather unpleasant diseases in a timely manner.
The first case is a frequent change of sexual partners or the beginning of life with a new sexual partner. Of course, a person who lives with a regular sexual partner can not consider himself completely immune from infection with sexually transmitted diseases. After all, there is always the risk of betrayal.
But the risk of infection is much higher if there is promiscuous sexual intercourse or the sexual partner often changes. In this case, visits to the dermatovenerologist should be regular. You can visit an anonymous cabinet, but the main thing is to do this several times a year or with the appearance of the slightest suspicion of the disease.
Of course, even in a situation where the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases is minimal, it is worth visiting the dermatovenerologist at least once a year for preventive purposes.
Rashes on the skin, and even more so on the genitals - this is an occasion to immediately turn to the dermatovenereologist. The same can be said about the abundant discharge from the genitals, about the change in their nature or about the sharp odor from the sexual organs or their secretions.
Different skin rashes, putrefaction or stratification of nails or hair loss in the pubic area is also an occasion to consult this specialist.
Remember that a number of skin and venereal diseases can be transmitted by household means. That is, through personal hygiene items, household items or through medical examination from a gynecologist, dentist and so on. Therefore, a preventive visit to the dermatovenerologist will not be superfluous.