Diagnosis - Dermatology

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, gnarled veins that protrude significantly through the skin.  Varicose veins most typically arise in the legs and feet, as walking and standing causes blood to pool in these areas, thereby increasing pressure on the wall of the vein and making it bulge out.  In many cases, the decision to treat varicose veins is based on cosmetic appearances.  However in other cases, varicose veins can be painful or uncomfortable and also pose a risk to circulation.  Conservative treatment of varicose veins includes exercise, avoiding tight clothing, elevating the legs when possible and wearing compression stockings.  If this does not improve the varicose veins, there are several minor procedures such as laser surgery, sclerotherapy and catheter-based procedures that are often successful in reducing or eliminating varicose veins.

Experts

Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Viral skin infection

There are numerous different viruses that are capable of causing viral skin infections and this is represented by the large variability in signs and symptoms of infection.  Common skin infections of viral origin include warts (including genital warts), herpes, chicken pox, measles and shingles.  Viral skin infections are spread through direct or indirect contact with infected people or material.  While some forms of viral skin infection may clear up without treatment over time (eg. chicken pox in children), others may be incredibly painful and persistent, such as shingles.  The therapy for viral skin infection depends on both the symptoms and underlying cause of infection and may range from simple tissue removal (eg. for warts) to pain relief, prevention of further infection and antiviral medication (eg. shingles). 

Experts

Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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