9 Common Skin Disorders You Should Know About

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that causes redness and prominent blood vessels in your face. Rosacea is often mistaken for acne. This skin condition is common in women over the age of thirty with light skin, but this is not a rule, because there are men that can be affected as well, but to a lesser extent. 

Sadly, being a chronic disease, rosacea can’t be completely cured, but you can control it with the right treatment. Your dermatologist will prescribe you an appropriate treatment to reduce the symptoms. 

The most common symptoms of rosacea include facial redness, swollen red bumps, eye problems (also known as ocular rosacea – dry, irritated, red eyes), and enlarged nose (this symptom is commonly found in men). 

Researchers say that the causes of rosacea are still unknown, but they believe that it could be genetically inherited. Anyone can develop rosacea, but women who have light skin and have suffered from sunburn in the past, are over the age of thirty, smoke and have parents with rosacea are more likely to develop this skin condition in the long run.

That being said, it’s important to remember that this skin disorder isn’t life threatening, but it can be really uncomfortable. “It’s not dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable,” confirms Laura Ferris, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of clinical trials for UPMC Department of Dermatology.

Ferris recommends a combination of metronidazole, ivermectin, and azelaic acid for people who suffer from severe rosacea. “It should help to reduce the red bumps and to some extent the redness as well,” she added. 

Speaking of skin problems, here are 6 Common Types of Bumps on Your Skin. 

 

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Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

If you didn’t know this before, there is a fungal infection that can affect your feet and the worst thing is that anyone can develop it because it is contagious. To be more specific, the athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that can occur between your toes. People who have sweaty feet are more likely to develop this skin disease, as already mentioned, it is also contagious, which means that you can contract the bacteria via towels, shoes or floors. 

If your feet are itchy and you have a sensation of burning or stinging between your toes, it may be a sign that you suffer from athlete’s foot. However, the best part is that this skin disorder can be treated with over the counter antifungal meds, but your doctor may prescribe the right treatment for you. 

Have you ever wondered “why do I sweat so much?”, here are some causes of excessive sweating. 

 

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common types of skin cancer in the United States and many people die because of this disease each year. According to statistics, about four million cases are diagnosed each year. People who spend a lot of time in the sun are more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma (BCC). 

BCC can grow on your head, ears nose and neck and requires surgery or special medications. They look like pink growths or shiny bumps and can bleed sometimes. Nevertheless, BCCs look and manifest differently from person to person. 

And here are some helpful information about Skin Cancer Prevention: Ways to Reduce Your Risk and 7 Body Changes That Happen After Just One Sunburn.

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