Dermatology and venereology

Dermatology and venereology are two sections of clinical medicine that work in parallel. Dermatology studies are focused on diseases of skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. Venereology deals with infectious diseases that are transmitted through sexual contact.

Quite often, looking at somebody we can determine whether the person is healthy or not. Thus, smooth, beautiful, bright skin means that the person is in good health. Appearance of neoplasms, spots and other skin defects indicate health disorders. In this case, a visit to a dermatologist can become a great solution. The dermatologist can prescribe medication to treat the skin (hair or nails), or diagnose some venereal infections, since many of them affect the skin.

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. The skin surface occupies about 2 square meters and weighs almost 17% of the body. It is a primary natural barrier for our protection against aggressive external factors and illnesses. Dermatological studies concern the skin structure (both in normal and pathological conditions), and diagnostics and treatments of skin diseases. Such diseases as acne, pimples, warts, rash, acne, inflammation, redness and flaking, and itching not only cause discomfort and deterioration in the quality of life, but also they become the first sign of other dangerous diseases.

Venereology, in its turn, is an area of medicine aimed to diagnose, treat and prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). The name “venereology” derives from Venus, the goddess of love, because the STDs are very intimate and always involve two people. Many people feel embarrassed to talk about STDs with their doctors because it regards to their personal lives. In the meantime, it is very important to share as many details as possible, to let the doctor make the correct and timely diagnosis. Today, there are more than 30 venereal diseases that can be passed on during sex, with about 20 of them leading to serious consequences for health. Almost always, the STDs affect or give complications on the skin and hair condition.

In many cases, both skin problems and venereal diseases do not have obvious symptoms, and the person does not even know about their presence. Meanwhile, timely diagnosis and treatment will prevent the development of the disease and stop its transfer into a chronic form.