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List Of The Skin Diseases

Common skin diseases list


The skin is the largest and very important part of the body that always creates the very first impression of a person. This important part is responsible for many human organism functions hence at high risk of being attacked by bacteria and other organisms that cause diseases. Skin diseases are the diseases that affect the skin in general and they can affect any part of the body. The severity of any skin disease depends on the type of skin disease affecting an individual. Some can be life threatening if left untreated for a long period. The following is a description of the five common skin diseases that are found in the skin diseases list.

Common skin diseases list

The skin diseases list can be endless because there are very many types of skin diseases that affect the human skin. The following is the skin diseases list of the five most common skin diseases.

  1. Acne: It is found in the most popular skin diseases list. Acne is skin disease that occurs when the passage way that connects the skin pores and the oil glands becomes clogged. It causes pimples that tend to appear on the face, back, chest, shoulders and the neck. It can appear as whiteheads and blackheads, nodular and cystic acne which are severe since they are found deep in the skin and can sometimes cause scars. Acne tends to occur during adolescence since at this time the growth of hormones is very high.
  2. Eczema: it can be avoided by moisturizing the skin, building up the skin barriers and avoiding dry skin. Eczema occurs in three different forms.
  • Nummular dermatitis - it is caused by having dry skin and appears like red flaky coin shaped patches on the skin that are very itchy.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis: often occurs in adulthood and is caused by factors like cosmetics, fragrance and metals in jewelry.
  • Atopic dermatitis: it is a very common genetic disease that mainly affects children. It causes itchy rashes in the crux of the elbow and behind the knees.

     3. Seborrheic dermatitis: it causes oily, waxy patches that develop on the scalp. In babies, it appears as a                  flakey dandruff like condition on the scalp. It mainly attacks once in a lifetime.
     4. Psoriasis: it is genetic disease that is very chronic and disfiguring. It is a build up of the excess skin tissues          that appear like red and thick scales that are covered by silvery scales. It appears on the elbows, knees          and can sometimes spread to other parts of the limbs and trunk.
     5. Skin cancer: it is a very common condition nowadays. It is caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light           and it can be hereditary.


Causes of skin diseases

The following factors contribute to the growing skin diseases list.
Eating a poor diet that contains a lot of fat and industrial processed foods.

  • Smoking habits.
  • Stress and depression.
  • Exposure to the ultraviolet rays.
  • Genes
  • Depression of the functioning of the thyroid glands.
  • Use of certain medicines such as histamine antagonists or diuretics.
  • Use of certain cosmetics.
  • Wearing ill fitting shoes.

Tips and comments

The following are ways to prevent the skin diseases from attacking.

  • Wash hands with water and soap and dry them with a tender towel.
  • Avoid foods that cause allergic reactions to your body.
  • Eating a healthy and balanced diet that has less fat.
  • Drink a lot of water to help in the discharge of poisonous substances that cause skin diseases.
  • Avoid use of many different chemicals cosmetics.


By winnie mwihaki, published at 03/21/2012
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