The 10 Most Common Skin Conditions

According to the global burden of disease worldwide, skin conditions contribute 1.79%. Some people are unaware of having a skin condition until it spreads. They don't visit a dermatologist until the symptoms are severe. We have listed the 10 most common skin conditions to keep you from making the same mistake.

1.       Moles

These are growth that forms when your skin cells form a bunch with the surrounding tissue. Though most moles are harmless, look for moles that change color or increase size.

2.       Psoriasis

It is an autoimmune disorder with serious symptoms like itchy patches of skin with an unusual appearance. There are various kinds of psoriasis like Plaque psoriasis, Pustular psoriasis, Erythrodermic psoriasis, Inverse psoriasis, and Guttate psoriasis.

3.       Acne (Acne vulgaris)

Acne is caused by blocked hair follicles and oil or sebaceous glands of the skin and is usually triggered by hormonal changes. In addition to pimples, blackheads, cysts, and nodules are also acne. They can occur on the face, chest, and even the back.

4.       Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema

There are several reasons for this skin condition, like genetics, the environment, and/or a person's immune system. Dry, scaly, and itchy skin is common for people with this skin condition. Sometimes, constant scratching may lead to a thickened area as well. Read more about eczema management here.

5.       Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

This is a virus that leads to red and blistered rashes that might appear on your body. Headaches, fever, or fatigue often accompany the rashes. People who have had chickenpox are at risk for shingles.

6.       Hives (Urticaria)

They are welts (raised, itchy and red areas) that can occur anywhere on the skin. They can be caused by medication, bug bites, stings, or even some foods.

7.       Sunburn

When you get too much exposure to ultraviolet or UV light from the sun or sunlamps, your skin can turn red, hot to the touch, painful, and might even peel away. It means that you have a sunburn. They can occur via long sun exposure, even if you have sunscreen on.

8.       Diaper Rash

A wet or soiled diaper left on a baby's body for too long can lead to rashes and red bumps in or around the buttocks, genitals, and skin folds. Changing the diapers frequently and keeping the area exposed to fresh air can help prevent these rashes.

9.       Rosacea

It is a chronic swelling of the face, with redness, prominent blood vessels, and pimples. It occurs when a person has immune system problems, vein problems, or/and environmental issues

10.   Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Feet are very prone to fungal infections. This condition can lead to extreme redness, itching, and cracked skin. This infection can also occur if you have exposure to fungi called dermatophytes, which are found in warm, moist areas like pool decks, shower stalls, and locker rooms. This skin issue can be prevented by keeping the feet clean and dry, wearing sandals in shower areas or public pools, and quickly changing wet socks and shoes.




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