Conditions & Treatments
The skin is a complicated, living organ system which is important because of function and appearance. The skin is the protective barrier that covers our body and gives rise to our hair, nails and sweat glands. In addition nerves in the skin sense touch, hot, cold and pressure. The skin protects virtually all other organs, plays a key role in cooling us when we get hot and retaining heat when we get cold. Furthermore, no other organ is as visible to the world as your skin. Our appearance is important in how we view ourselves.
Emory Dermatologists are the specialists who are specifically trained to provide diagnoses and management of skin, hair and nails in patients of all ages. The medical practice of Dermatology involves the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of skin problems. Disorders of the skin include not only life-threatening skin cancers and immune disorders, but also include profoundly uncomfortable skin conditions that may dramatically alter appearances with resultant effects on self-confidence.
Our specialists diagnose and treat a variety of skin, hair and nail conditions including:
- Acute and chronic rashes
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Autoimmune skin diseases
- Blistering Skin Diseases
- Contact Dermatitis
- Fungal skin infections
- Hair loss
- Hemangiomas and vascular growth
- Inflammatory Skin Disease
- Mouth sores
- Scabies and other insect bite reactions
- Skin Cancer and precancerous keratoses
- Skin discoloration
- Skin growths
- Sweating disorders (Hyperhidrosis)
Did You Know?
The Department of Dermatology is part of the Emory University School of Medicine, a globally recognized health institution that is renowned for innovative research and groundbreaking medical discoveries. Learn more about the Department of Dermatology here.
Find a Specialist
Specialists that are concerned with Dermatology include Dermatologists, and Pediatric Dermatologists .