Skin Disorders And Conditions Explained.
Skin inflammation may be a sign of allergic, autoimmune, or infectious
conditions. Itchy, red and unsightly inflammatory skin conditions such as
hives, eczema or psoriasis can be frustrating to live with. Learn about the
signs and how to manage these common conditions.
Beyond the itch, inflammatory skin conditions can cause discomfort,
embarrassment and frustration among sufferers. Skin conditions
such as eczema and psoriasis redness, flaky skin, itchiness and even
Another common skin condition is hives, medically known as
urticaria. Hives tend to come and go, but can also be a chronic
problem. One distinct feature of hives is that they tend to be
transient, flaring up suddenly, changing size and even location rapidly
all over the body.
“There is an increased risk of eczema in those who have family
members who suffer from eczema, a history of rhinitis (hay fever), or
asthma,” he added. There are a number of factors that play a role in
the development of eczema,” Doctors Wee said. “An important
factor is the functioning of the skin barrier, which keeps the skin
moist and keeps out allergens. A defective skin barrier, which leads
to dry skin, is a problem that can be inherited.
Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious skin
infection that mainly affects infants and children. Impetigo usually
appears as red sores on the face, especially around a child’s nose
and mouth, and on hands and feet. The sores burst and develop
List Of Skin Conditions.
A common inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous (oil secreting) glands
of the skin causing inflamed red pimples on the face and neck. Most
people affected by acne are aged between 12 and 25. However, men
and women in their 30s and 40s can also suffer. There are many
treatments available to help deal with the condition.
A skin eruption which occurs as a symptom of an acute viral disease, as
in scarlet fever or measles.
A condition caused by the direct effect of freezing on the tissues, made
worse by the lack of blood to the area. The skin firstly takes on a pallid
color which progresses to a reddish violet and finally to black as the
A highly infectious virus which causes crusted sores most commonly
around the lips and mouth (cold sores) and the genitals. It begins with
itching of the skin followed by redness and swelling which turn to fragile
blisters which rupture to excused a sticky fluid which rapidly crusts
Boils are painful red swelling in the skin caused by a bacterial infection
of a hair follicle or sweat gland. They are contagious via the pus
(bacterial) and therefore if left untreated could development into
further boils or in extreme cases to blood poisoning.
- Bowen’s Disease.
Bowen’s disease is a rare skin growth, which is confined to the outer
layer of the skin. It usually appears as a slow-growing red and scaly
patch. Occasionally Bowen’s disease can become cancerous.
A severe infection of the skin and the tissues beneath it. The infection
spreads through the tissues producing pus with accompanying pain and
discomfort. The toxins released by the infection produce fever and
general feeling of being unwell.
A disorder in which the skin becomes very rough and very dry with
premature aging. Benign skin tumors may also develop.
Preventing skin disorders.
Here are some tips.
Sleep for at least seven hours each night.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid contact with harsh chemicals or other irritants.
Avoid environmental and dietary allergens.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and water every day.
Avoid sharing eating utensils and drinking glasses with other people.
Don’t share personal items, such as blankets, hairbrushes, or
Clean things in public spaces, such as gym equipment, before using
Get vaccinated for infectious skin conditions, such as chickenpox.
Protect your skin from excessive cold, heat, and wind.
For proper skin care and treatment for skin disorders can be very
important for skin health. Some conditions require the attention of a
doctor, while you can address others safely at home. You should
learn about your symptoms or condition and talk with your doctor to
determine the best treatment methods.