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Various Skin Disorders You Should Know

  • May 20, 2022
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Various Skin Disorders You Should Know

Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms.

They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening.

Contact your doctor if you think you might have one of these common skin problems.

1. ACNE

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
It causes pimples.

Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.

Its features includes:

A. Commonly located on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and upper back

B. Breakouts on the skin composed of pimples, or deep, painful cysts and nodules

C. May leave scars or darken the skin if untreated.

2. COLD SORE

Also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips.

These blisters are often grouped together in patches. After the blisters break, a scab forms that can last several days.

It has the following features:

A. Red, painful, fluid-filled blister that appears near the mouth and lips

B. Affected area will often tingle or burn before the sore is visible

3. BLISTER

A small pocket of body fluid (blood, or pus) within the upper layers of the skin.

Its features are:

A. Characterized by watery, clear, fluid-filled area on the skin

B. May be smaller than 1 cm (vesicle) or larger than 1 cm (bulla) and occur alone or in groups

C. Can be found anywhere on the body

4. ECZEMA

is a chronic, inherited, inflammatory skin condition with symptoms including areas of dry, itching and reddened skin.

Eczema is not contagious. It has the following features:

A. Yellow or white scaly patches that flake off
Affected areas may be red, itchy, greasy, or oily

B. Hair loss may occur in the area with the rash.

As stated above, if you discover any of these skin diseases, do not panic, kindly see a medical doctor.

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