Dermatologist & Venereologist: Front Line Specialists Treating Skin and Venereal Diseases
Dermatology & Venereology: An Overview
Dermatology is the study of medical science that involves diagnosing and treating skin diseases, venereal diseases and other sexually transmitted diseases, its appendages (hair and nails), and adjoining mucous membranes (mouth, genital). Conventional dermatological tests include skin cytologic examination for bacteria, fungus, and blood cell infiltration; dermatological sampling techniques, examination with Wood’s Lamp for dermatophytes infections; medium DTM fungus culture also for dermatophytes infections; and several other bacterial and fungus culture.
Venereology is the branch of medical science that deals with diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases(STDs) also known as venereal diseases.
When Should You See a Dermatologist & Venereologist?
If you experience any of the below symptoms, you should consult a dermatologist/venereologist:
What are the common diseases treated by a Dermatologist?
Other diseases treated by Dermatologists are:
If you are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, look for a “dermatology or venereology doctor near me” and book an appointment.
Common Procedures Performed By A Dermatologist & Venereologist
Education and Training
To become a certified dermatologist & venereologist, doctors are required to complete a five and a half years M.B.B.S. graduation program from medical college followed by specialized training in dermatology & venereology as a part of the postgraduate curriculum. Moreover, these specialists can also pursue further fellowship courses like aesthetic dermatology, dermatosurgery, pediatric dermatology in order to refine and enhance their skills in the field.
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.