1. What are Everyday Skin problems?
Sunburn, Cellulite, Blisters, Itchy skin, Bruises, Paronychia (nail infection), Scalp problems Teenage acne and Adult acne are some everyday skin problems.
2. What are the types of skin rashes?
Some common skin rashes are Prickly heat (heat rash), Types of dermatitis, Perioral dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Hives (urticaria), Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), A distinctive rash is one of the main symptoms of HSP.
Granuloma annulare, Lichen planus, Pityriasis rosea and Folliculitis is a skin condition caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles.
While most rashes are not dangerous, some rashes can be a sign of a serious condition, which in some cases may be life-threatening.
3. Name some of the chronic skin problems?
Eczema is a family of skin conditions, the most common of which is atopic dermatitis. It can happen at any age, even in infancy, and often affects the face, hands, knees, or feet.
Sclerodermais an autoimmune disorder where the skin gradually tightens and thickens or hardens, and loses its ability to stretch.
Psoriasisis a chronic skin disease characterized by red patches on the skin, often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It is not contagious.
Guttate psoriasisis a particular kind of psoriasis in which the affected patches of skin appear as small, separated teardrops. Although guttate psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin, it most commonly develops on the arms, legs, and torso. Although guttate psoriasis may develop into plaque psoriasis, the red and scaly spots may heal completely and permanently with treatment.
Hidradenitis suppurativa or acne inversa is a painful skin disease causing abscesses and scarring of the skin.
Pustular psoriasis is characterized by puss-filled blister-like lesions, this kind can be contained to a small area or widespread. It can be a precursor to plaque psoriasis or develop in those who already have it.
Lichen sclerosusis a relatively rare, chronic skin condition with no known cure.
4. What is Harlequin ichthyosis?
Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe, inherited skin disorder, which affects the way skin regenerates.
5. About bacterial skin infections
Cellulitis is a type of skin infection. It may be accompanied by fever, chills, sweating, and swollen lymph glands.
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection.
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureusis)
MRSA is a bacterium that is harder to treat than most strains of staph infection because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics.
Necrotising fasciitis, sometimes known as NF, is a rare but serious, bacterial infection.
Staphylococcal infections are a group of infections caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus commonly referred to as staph infections. The spectrum of staph infections can range from a minor boil or skin abscess to life-threatening infections such as septicaemia (infection of the blood) or endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart).
Leprosy is a bacterial skin infection that still exists worldwide. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Fungal skin infections
Athleteâ€™s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections are examples of fungal infections.
6. What is Candidiasis?
Candidiasis is a systemic version of yeast infection, commonly known as thrush.
7. What is Pityriasis versicolor?
Pityriasis versicolor is also sometimes called tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection of the skin.
8. What is ringworm?
Ringworm is a common and highly infectious skin infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin. The rash can appear almost anywhere on the body, with the scalp, feet and groin being common sites. The condition isn't serious and is usually easily treated using creams sold by the pharmacy. However, ringworm is highly contagious and easily spread among people. Despite its name, it doesn't have anything to do with worms. It's an infection of the skin caused by a fungus.
9. What is fungal nail infection?
A fungal nail infection occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the nail bed causing â€¦
10. How do you get viral skin infections?
The varicella-zoster virus is responsible for causing both chickenpox and shingles. Both are marked by an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin.
11. What are Warts?
Warts are small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. Warts vary in appearance depending on where they are on the body and how thick the skin is. They can develop in isolation or in clusters and are non-cancerous. Some warts are more likely to affect particular areas of the body. For example, verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet. Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults.
12. What is Molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum are pearl-like bumps on the skin, caused by a virus. The condition can last for months or even years and, as its name suggests, is contagious. The virus mostly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching the bumps and then touching the skin. Touching an object that has the virus on it, such as a towel, also can spread the infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another.
The best way to prevent molluscum contagiosum from spreading is
• Try not to scratch.
• Put a piece of tape or a bandage over the bumps.
• Do not share towels or washcloths.
• If the bumps are on your face, don't shave.
• If the bumps are in your genital area, avoid sexual contact.
13. What is Acanthosis nigricans?
Acanthosis nigricans is the medical term for darkened, thickened patches of skin in the armpit and around the groin and neck. It's not a condition in itself, but may be a sign of an underlying or internal condition. The underlying condition is usually not serious, although the skin changes can sometimes be a sign of early diabetes and rarely cancer.
14. What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin, due to destruction of pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes. This can cause the skin to develop white patches. Although vitiligo affects all races equally, it is more noticeable in dark-skinned people. Vitiligo can cause cosmetic problems.
15. What is Scabies?
Scabies is a severely itchy skin condition caused by a microscopic mite calledSarcoptes scabei.