The skin is a very vital organ, responsible for many functions. But it is often affected by conditions that make it itch, turn red, break out or flake. Sometimes all one needs to do to fix a problem is to remove the irritating agent â€“ such as switching laundry detergents if skin feels itchy and sensitive. Sometimes the treatment requires a visit to a dermatologist, who can diagnose the problem and prescribe suitable medication that can help resolve or treat the condition. Since skin problems are often easy to spot, a dermatologist can recognize certain telltale characteristics, informing him or her of what kind of a treatment might work best.
Benign Anorectal Disorders
Anorectal symptoms and complaints such as anal itching, pain and bleeding are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions. Although most conditions are benign, the discomfort can be quite severe because of the many nerve endings in the perianal region. Many of the conditions that cause anal irritation may also cause rectal bleeding, which is usually more frightening than serious. Any rectal bleeding should be examined by a healthcare professional to rule out cancer or other serious conditions. The most frequent causes of rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids, fissures, and polyps.