Information about skin / allergy
With a surface of up to 2 sq m and a weight of 3.5 to 10kg, the skin is the largest organ of the human body and has a close connection with the so-called skin appendage, say hairs, nails, sebaceous glands and respiratory glands.
Experts for skin / allergy
A functionally rather versatile organ, the skin serves as a protection of environmental impacts such as heat, cold and sunlight, as a regulator of body temperature and water balance as well as a sensory organ of touch, temperature and pain. .
The medical field of dermatology attends to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and pathological mutations of the skin and its appendage. Among the most common skin diseases – also called dermatosis – are psoriasis, atopic eczema, vitiligo and allergic skin reaction.
Furthermore, venereal diseases such as HIV as well as benign and malignant skin tumors such as malignant melanoma (black skin cancer) are diagnoses and treated in dermatology. Shape-changing and reconstructive interventions of the surface of the skin such as facelift, scare correction or tummy tuck, which are usually performed on a solely aesthetic basis, are performed in plastic and aesthetic surgery.
The medical sub-field of phlebology attends to the treatment of complexion changing venous diseases of the lower extremities such as varicose veins, spider veins and varices.