Skin makes the first line of defense against physical attack by many types of bacteria and viruses. And when a skin comes under attack, it develops a condition like ringworm and impetigo. But not all skin conditions are due to bacterial or fungal infections as many conditions are genetic or allergic in nature.
The only good thing about most skin conditions is that they are curable. And the treatment starts with knowledge and education on the common skin conditions.
Here’re 12 common skin conditions that affect skin in different ways
It is a fungal infection caused by fungus found on skin, surfaces and personal items like towels, clothes and bedding. Appears in a ring form, it makes skin red, itchy and cracking.
It is a chronic and long-lasting skin condition occurring due to stimulation and dilation of facial blood vessels. It results in acne-like breakouts and it affects men harder than women.
Also known as dermatitis, eczema is largely an immune-related genetic condition. It makes skin dry and itchy with raised, red, scaly patches and sometimes fluid-filled blisters.
- Contact Dermatitis:
It is a type of eczema that causes when skin comes into contact with a trigger. It could be irritant or allergic. Irritant dermatitis occurs from specific soaps, detergents, metals and cosmetics. Allergic dermatitis has its causes in exposure to allergen.
It is a bacterial infection resulting in large blisters or crusted sores. Common in children, it appears mostly around the mouth, nose, arms and legs.… Read more