The skin is the body’s largest organ. It is a living metabolically active system. The skin is in direct contact with the external environment and plays a major role in thermoregulation (temperature control), homeostasis (internal environment maintenance) and the immune system. The skin is subject to a host of external irritations, allergic reactions, immune reactions and various infections (bacterial, viral, fungal and rarely parasitic). Dermatologists have years of training in the diagnosis and treatment of the various conditions which may affect the skin, hair and nails and more often can correctly diagnose and treat unusual skin conditions. The physicians and providers at Carson dermatology specialize in the treatment of these types of skin conditions and together have many years of extensive and combined experience.