Historiology of skin
Nowadays, various Institute of Dermatology, that is related to skin have come into being. The skin Disease Research Fun begum raising small amounts of money. History of Skin is very important to assess the skin problem.
If the patient is suffering from cellulites. Then history of the disease is taken. Person says that the problem have started as a small break in the skin. Symptoms may also been seen on the skin like Red streak up arm or leg, as there may be inflamed area without clear edges.
In case of infected wound, the skin history may show wound, cut or break in skin that seems to be getting worse instead of better. Moreover, patient may also look sick or have a fever. If the patient is suffering from Impetigo, then his/her skin history shows that the patient has not taken good care of the skin problem.
They may have enlarged tender lymph nodes. Their skin usually itches. On clinical examination, pinhead sized blisters may be seen which are filled with a thin yellow fluid like honey. It may have started from a small insect bite, a scratch or other break in the skin that has spread.
Dry yellow crusts and scabs may be seen. There may be flat, red area, and some pus may also be present. The area may also be tender to touch. If a person is suffering from Dermatitis then he/she shows a history of recurrent rash
On examination, the skin may have more or less colour as an inflamed skin that is tender, warm, red and swollen. There may also be itching and burning sensation. Often small scabs form from excessive scratching. But if the dermatitis is chronic then the skin becomes dry, thick and has more obvious skin lines that are markings.
Patient develops rash often on the face and neck, hands and wrists, inside of elbows, or behind knees, caused by an irritant. If a person is suffering from fungal infection then there may be history of rash spreading slowly of rash spreading slowly as described under exam and itching may also be felt.
On clinical Examination, patient may have moist, cracked skin in between the toes. There may be tiny flakes of skin on much of the foot. Rash on other areas of the skin may also be noted. Pinhead-sized blisters may be seen on fingers.