Skin Conditions

Skin conditions can be caused by complications of other medical conditions, fungal infections, bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and even insect bites.

The skin is affected by both internal and external conditions. The skin is exposed to a range of environmental hazards making it vulnerable to all manner of threats. There are some that are genetic.

The most common types of skin diseases include:

  • Inflammatory disorders – such as Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and diaper rash.
  • Acne is also an inflammatory skin disease. Most of these conditions are long term.

The following conditions cause redness, swelling, blistering, lesions, and raised plaques on the skin:

  • Viral – Chicken Pox and measles are the most recognizable. Both diseases are accompanied by fevers, a skin rash, and some cold like symptoms.
  • Bacterial- Most bacterial skin diseases are caused by staphylococci or staph. This bacteria causes the majority of the bacterial skin diseases. The staph bacteria which cause the diseases live on humans.
  • Cancerous, Skin cancer is a condition caused by exposure to certain light rays from the sun and from tanning beds. This cancer has been on the rise in the general population for many years and has emerged as the leading type of cancer in men
  • Fungal – include ringworm and athlete's foot. Candida is another fungal infection that most commonly affects the genital area. The symptoms of the various fungal conditions are very similar. Itching and burning are common. Some can cause redness and raised areas on the skin. Lesions may also appear.

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