Closeup of rash and scaling on the patient's skin

Do autoimmune diseases affect your skin?

Many patients don’t know this, but your skin can indicate other health problems other than skin conditions such as acne or eczema. In some cases, skin conditions might be caused by autoimmune diseases. This is why patients must see a doctor regularly for evaluations and routine screenings to look for the signs of conditions that may affect more than just the skin. Dr. Akhil Gupta of Kendall Dermatology in Miami, FL, can evaluate patients and talk to them about their skin concerns while investigating their medical history to determine if there is a link to a much bigger problem.

Do autoimmune diseases affect your skin?

When you talk to a dermatologist about certain skin conditions, it is always a good idea to inform them of any autoimmune disorders that you have been diagnosed with. This is because autoimmune diseases can cause skin problems and vice versa.

There are many different types of unique autoimmune diseases, but the most common ones impacting the skin are lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. Lupus erythematosus is a special autoimmune disease that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, and rashes. Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly patches to form on the skin. Eczema is an allergic condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, and inflamed.

Autoimmune diseases can affect the skin in a number of different ways. For example, they can cause rashes, hives, blisters, and lesions. They can also result in the skin to become dry, cracked, and inflamed. In some cases, autoimmune diseases can even lead to skin cancer.

If you have an autoimmune disease, you need to talk to your dermatologist about any skin problems you are experiencing. They will be able to provide you with the best possible treatment options.

Call Kendall Dermatology today!

Miami, FL area patients are urged to connect with Dr. Akhil Gupta and his team to learn more about how they can enhance their skin and improve its appearance and health while being mindful of how other health concerns can cause certain conditions. Call 305-595-0393 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team.

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