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Department of Dermatology at PRK Hospitals deals with all the conditions related to Skin, Hair, and nails. As skin is the largest visible part of the human body we understand the treatment and diagnosis of skin related problems is a major challenge for us. Our dermatologists not only deals with normal functioning of skin, hair and nails but also with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders, cancers related to skin and hair.


Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals with skin and diseases related to skin. The specialist who deals with diseases related to skin, hair and nails is called as dermatologist. At PRK Hospitals we have expert staff that has cutting edge technology in the treatment of skin disorders.

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    At PRK Hospitals we us Latest diagnostic methods to treat skin diseases and problems related to hair. We offer the following outpatient services at PRK Hospitals:


    1. General Dermatology: General treatment of skin, hair, nails and mucous membrane problems.
    2. SRV: Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
    3. Procedural Dermatology: Therapeutic treatment modalities
    4. Dermatologic Surgery: Treatment of skin related cancers
    5. Pediatric Dermatology: Children skin diseases
    6. Lymphoma: treatment related cutaneous lymphomas
    7. Connective tissue disease: Diagnosis and treatment of complex skin issues
    8. Phototherapy: That includes usage of narrowband UVB
    9. Laser Therapy: Management of birth marks, skin disorders etc.


    There are few fields that are included with Dermatology them:

    1. Cosmetic Dermatology
    2. Dermatopathology
    3. Trichology
    4. Immunidermatology
    5. Mohs Surgery
    6. Pediatric Dermatology
    7. Teledermatology
    Frequently Asked Questions
    When Should I See A Dermatologist?

    You should see a dermatologist immediately if you have areas on your skin that grow or change shape and color, itches or bleeds or would not heal. In addition, you should see your dermatologist immediately if you have areas that ooze fluid or blood, crust or clot over, and then ooze or bleed again as well as any sore that doesn’t heal after 2 two weeks.

    You should visit your dermatologist at least once each year for a thorough skin examination. If you have issues between your yearly visit, including acne, suspicious areas that do not heal, a rash, or an infected nail, you should see your dermatologist immediately. Many skin conditions can be treated easily with a dermatologist’s diagnosis and treatment.

    Become familiar with your skin and your own pattern of moles, freckles and beauty marks. Make sure to look at your entire body every month or two. Watch for changes in the number, size, shape and color of pigmented areas. Warning signs to look for include changes in the surface of a mole; scaliness, oozing, bleeding or the appearance of a new bump; spread of a pigment from the border of a mole into the surrounding skin; change in sensation (i.e., itchiness, tenderness, pain). Consult a dermatologist promptly if any changes are observed.

    The best way to avoid skin cancer is to limit your exposure to the sun. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. This means developing good habits such as photoprotection with limitation of sun exposure, protective clothing and use of sunscreen.


    Dr. Prabhakar Rao


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