Common Skin Disorders
In this article, you will learn some most common skin disorders such as acne, bed sore, calluses and corn, sebaceous cysts, dry skin, Keratosis Pilaris, psoriasis and Rosacea.
Acne is disorder of inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne is caused by over production of sebum. When excessive sebum is produced, it clogs the hair follicles and acne flare ups. Common treatment options are using antibiotics and strengthening immune system.
Bed sores are ulcer of skin caused due to over lying on bed without movements. Bed sores develop when supply of blood is cut off for more than 2 to 4 hours. Healing of bed sore takes to much time some time impossible if body posture is not changed. Bed sore is usually occurs in patients who can not move from their posture for more than 1 week.
Calluses and Corn:
Calluses are painless, black and thick skin pads formed due to regular skin rubbing. Corns are smaller than calluses while their symptoms are similar. They can be treated by rubbing with pumice.
Sebaceous cysts are large bumps formed under the skin. They are painless and should be punctured to drain its contents. If a bump is large, it may require surgical drainage and removal.
Dry skin is not an abnormal and unusual skin condition. It is common and develops due to lower production of skin oil or sebum. The condition is indicated as irritation and itchiness.
Avoid having a washing with extremely cold and hot water. Always wash with lukewarm water.
Use lotions and creams that contain oils. Remember, it should not contain excessive oil, as it may produce acne.
Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin disorder indicated by small rounded pimples. It usually occurs on upper arms and buttocks. There are no known causes and Keratosis disappears gradually without any treatment.
It is chronic and common skin disorder indicated by inflamed red spots and scales. They are later turn grey. Although its causes are unknown, it is not to occur due to fast growing and shedding of skin cells. Using cream and ointments may reduce the symptoms. Contact your dermatologist for various treatment options.
It usually affects the face and eyes. Common symptoms include flushing of the facial skin, red small pimples and its diagnosis is tricky and requires a dermatologist.
The above disorders are common and completely curable if well treated. The article is for information only and not for diagnosis and self medication. Author will not be liable for any loss incurred by reading and practicing this article.
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