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Main Causes Of Human Skin Diseases

Published at 03/28/2012 19:45:52


Amongst all the sources of skin diseases, personal hygiene plays a huge role in causing and transmitting human skin diseases. Lack of proper hygiene provides the perfect breeding ground for pathogens causing skin diseases to flourish. Bacteria and fungi are known to prefer wet and moist conditions. Taking a bath like twice a day can keep many of these diseases. Washyour hands and feet regularly and making sure they are properly dry.


Fungal infections are a major cause of skin diseases in humans. Skin fungal infections are mostly caused by direct contact with objects containing the fungus. Human skin diseases caused by fungi are medically referred by the term tinea. The most common fungal skin diseases are ring worms, warts and athlete’s foot. It is important to note that wet and damp skin offer excellent conditions for growth of fungi. Fungal human skin diseases are treatable by use of anti-fungal creams and orally ingested medicines.

Viral infections are another common cause of human skin disease. Most viral skin diseases are e transmitted through contact with infected objects or persons. Some are also highly contagious. Common examples of viral human skin diseases include chicken pox, measles, warts, herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2. Most viral skin diseases, the last two in particular are also common opportunistic infection associated with HIV. Medication for viral ski diseases is available but prevention is always preferred. Vaccines are available for many of these diseases and are administered at birth.


Bacteria are another common source of human skin diseases. We come into contact with quite a number of different types of bacteria. Some of tis are harmful and may cause skin and other infections. Most bacterial human skin diseases are a result of primary or primary infections caused by bacteria coming into contact with exposed part of the skin. Injuries to the skin are the most common mode of transmission for bacterial skin diseases. Common bacterial skin diseases include cellulitis, folliculitis and skin tuberculosis. Treatment of bacterial human skin diseases can be carried out by use of antibiotics.

Exposure to various chemical elementsis a major cause of human skin disease. Increased exposure to ultraviolet rays mostly from the sun causes malignant growths known as cancers. There are three types of skin cancers caused by malignant growths and affect different parts of the skin. While cancers are known to be fatal skin cancers rarely kill but are known to disfigure the skin. Sunscreen creams are recommended to reduce the amount of exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Wearing protective clothing in an environment withincreased risk of excess exposure is recommended.

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Genetics are also a major cause of human skin diseases. It has been proven that human skin diseases can be passed on genetically. Often these hereditary human skin diseases rarely occur at birth but rather appear later in life. Some of the common hereditary human skin diseases include psoriasis, acne, keratosis pilaris and eczema. It is important to note that one may be a carrier of these hereditary skin diseases but not exhibit any symptoms.