Since your skin is the biggest organ in your body, skin problems can be big problems. Find out how to deal with problems like shingles and athlete’s foot, and learn useful things along the way.
1. Acne (“Acne vulgaris)
Acne is a common skin problem in the United States”. Both kids and adults get it. It’s caused by blocked follicles and changes in hormones, and it shows up as pimples, blackheads, cysts, and lumps. Scars and dark spots can be prevented by getting acne treated by a doctor.
2. Atopic eczema (Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that affects a lot of children. Its cause is unknown, but it could be due to genes, the surroundings, or the immune system. It mostly affects the face, hands, feet, and skin folds, making “the skin dry, scaly, and itchy. When you scratch the same spot over and” over, it can get thicker. Even though eczema is often caused by “allergies, allergies do not cause eczema on their own. Topical drugs are often used to treat the symptoms”.
3. Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Shingles are a blistery rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus. They can happen anywhere on the body. The virus stays inactive in the nervous system of people who have had chickenpox, so they are at risk.
“4. Hives (Urticaria)
Hives are welts on the skin that are raised and itchy”. They can be caused by things like medicine, food, or bug bites. Get medical help right away if your hives are serious, make it hard to breathe, or cause your face to swell up. Urticaria can last for months or even years. The key to protection is to stay away from triggers.
Sunburn is easier to avoid than to heal. When you get too much sun, your skin gets red and hurts. Apply sunscreen every two hours and find a place in the shade. Cool the skin, put lotion on it, and see a doctor if the symptoms are bad. To avoid getting an illness, don’t scratch or pop blisters.
6. Talk to someone about it
7. Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is a common problem that parents know a lot about. When a baby wears a dirty or wet diaper for a long time, it can cause red bumps and rashes around the diaper area, on the cheeks, in the genital area, and in “skin folds. Urine and poop can break down the skin, and irritants in disposable diapers can” make the situation worse. Candida (a type of yeast) or bugs can make the rash even worse. To keep a baby’s bottom from getting “diaper rash, change diapers quickly, keep the area dry, and, when possible, let the baby’s bottom get some fresh air”.
Rosacea is a long-term condition that causes face swelling, redness, visible blood vessels, and pimples. It mostly affects women over 30, but men can also get it. It can be caused by problems with the immune system, veins, or the surroundings.
9. Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot)
Fungal diseases can happen on the feet and cause itching, redness, and cracks, especially between the toes. Fungi like Dermatophytes grow well in warm, damp places like shower stalls, dressing rooms, and pool decks.
“10. Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), which starts in the upper basal cells of the skin”, “is the most common type of skin cancer in the U.S. Even though BCC rarely spreads, it can be treated. BCC” is more likely to happen “if you spend a lot of time in the sun or in a tanning bed”. BCC tumors tend to show up “on the head, ears, nose, and neck. They can be shiny, red, scaly, or look like open” sores. Surgery, topical medicines for smaller areas, and radiation for bigger ones are all ways to treat skin cancer.
Have you ever had one or more of these things happen to your skin? Tell us about what you’ve done in the comments.
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