What questions should I ask my doctor about skin health?

Questions you should ask your doctor or other healthcare professional about the important issue of skin health include the following:
  • How should I care for my skin, given my age and skin type?
  • What products do you recommend to keep my skin healthy?
  • What advertising claims can I believe about skin care products? Which claims are untrue?
  • How can I get rid of my acne?
  • How can I get rid of my dandruff?
  • What treatments may help improve my psoriasis?
  • What treatments may improve my eczema?
  • Am I at high risk for skin cancer? What can I do to minimize my risk?
  • What should I look for when examining my skin, and how often should I examine it?
  • What should I do if I find a suspicious spot on my skin?
Talking to your doctor about skin health is important, including discussing getting a full body skin check to look for lesions. You should also talk about sun exposure and how to prevent further skin damage. It may also be helpful to ask about moisturizers and lotions that may be helpful for your skin type.

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