What is skin?
Skin is the largest organ in the body. It is an important barrier between the inside of the body and the environment. It helps keep bacteria, viruses, and fungi out and away from bodily fluids in which they would begin to multiply and attack us. Other parts of the skin include hair and nails.
What is dermatology?
Dermatology, the specialty of skin diseases, is a large topic of medicine. It covers topics such as:
• acne;
• calluses and corns;
• cosmetic surgery;
• hairloss;
• skin rashes;
• Lyme disease;
• moles and skin cancer;
• psoriasis;
• ringworm;
• skin infections;
• sunburns;
• swimmer’s itch; and
• warts.