Your skin says a lot about your health. If you don’t take good care of it, you’re more likely to suffer from diseases like head and neck cancers that show themselves in changes in the skin. And sadly, most people ignore warning signs until it’s too late. So today, our team wants you to be on the lookout for the following.
Unusual moles should probably be your first reason to see a specialist as soon as possible. And if a mole you’ve had for decades changes in shape or color, it’s also wise to get it checked immediately. These changes in the skin could be early signs of skin cancer or melanoma, and the earlier it is diagnosed, the better your chances of succeeding in treating it.
Extremely Dry Skin
Weather changes often cause skin dryness. But if your skin is extremely dry, it could be a sign of serious underlying issues. So whenever you notice dry skin that often results in scaly patches, don’t wait any longer because they can turn unattractive and become embarrassing. By seeing a professional, you can be sure you’re getting professional advice and not relying on your gut.
Sudden Sun Sensitivity
It’s common to experience sun sensitivity, but if yours is sudden and more intense than usual, it’s time to see a professional.
Unexplained Red Skin
It’s advisable to see a doctor whenever you notice changes in the skin like red spots. The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is also the most exposed part. If you don’t take care of it, you’re jeopardizing your health.
With modern treatments for skin cancers and other changes in the skin, you have no reason not to seek professional treatment, and sooner rather than later. As we mentioned, too many people ignore the warning signs of head and neck cancer until it’s too late.
Regional ENT Associates has a team of experts ready to help. If you have noticed any changes in your skin, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Lebanon or Gallatin. We look forward to hearing from you!