We are not all made the same, and that goes for our skin as well. There are many skin condition, where the dermal tissue may become red, irritated, scaly, itchy, blistered, and could develop sores, not all have treatments and some are more uncomfortable than others. If you experience any of the following condition, remember talk with your Physician and be honest, he or she is there to help you as well.
The cause of this common ailment is unknown, over 5 million people suffer from psoriasis in the United States alone, studies have shown emotional or physical stress may spark a flare up. Plaque psoriasis affects the Knees, elbows, lower back or scalp with raised red crusty or flaky patches. Guttate psoriasis is defined by smaller scaly spots all over the body, while pustular psoriasis are sores which cover the entire body.
Unfortunately there is no cure for this condition, most patients skin improves in the sun, Doctors may prescribe you topical steroids, salicylic aid, anthralin or vitamin D or A derivative preparations, with treatment you can expect great improvement. In severe cases, the sores are painful, open and are prone to infections so hospitalization may be required, this is very rare and displayed during a pustular psoriasis flare up.
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This condition progresses gradually, and often is mistaken for adult acne; the flare ups are red and resemble hot bashful flushing, lumpiness, enlarged blood vessels, and in men the nose may become red and swollen.
Avoiding harsh cleansers, spicy foods, hot drinks, sun exposure and alcoholic beverages, will help reduce the flare up, your Doctor may prescribe topical and oral antibiotics, and sometime a topical steroid is also needed to control rosacea.
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This term derives from the Greek eczio, which means “boil out”. The skin becomes itchy, inflamed, irritated, scaly, or oozing crusty patches, flare ups can be anywhere on the body, it can be triggered by allergens or irritants, and may be inherited.
When treating eczema you may want to avoid hot baths, harsh soaps, tight clothing, excessive sunbathing, scratching the irritated area, and stress. Dermatologist prescribe corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, oral sedatives and antihistamines to calm the patient and the skin.
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Itchy, irritated, red, blotchy, or broken skin as a result of contact with an irritant, such as nickle, chemical, cosmetic, poison ivy, detergents. Another type of this condition is seborrheic dermatitis, which appears on the faces of these with real oily skin.
Contact dermatitis is treated by protecting the skin while using irritants by wearing gloves. in seborrheic dermatitis, wash the face with a non-soap cleanser, do not apply moisturizer if the condition is persistent and growing, visit your Doctor so he or she can prescribe a topical medication to control it.
The herpes virus lies in the nerve of the skin, it is activated when the body immunity is under attack. Stress is a big factor, sunlight, post rejuvenating or chemical peels, sickness and fever, visit to the dentist chair can also trigger them if you are allergic to latex gloves, they can be passed on if a person has an open sore on the mouth and drinks out of a cup and another picks it up and drinks after him or her.
You can treat cold sores early on, Doctors prescribe an anti-viral preparation Acyclovir (Zovirax) in preventing further outbreaks.