Psoriasis, eczema, AcnePsoriasis, eczema, Acne

Psoriasis, eczema, Acne


Acne is the most common skin disorder, which triggers pimples to rise when pores get clogged, blocking the passageway to the oil glands. Acne appears mainly on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. The most common types of acne are whiteheads and blackheads. In more severe cases, nodular and cystic pimples form under the skin, much further than any normal surface pimple, and can cause scars and can temporarily be painful. Various types of medications, washes, and masks are available to treat acne.

Eczema is the second most common skin disorder (or group of medical conditions) which is where the skin becomes swollen and irritated. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema and is mostly seen in 10% to 20% of children and 3% in adults. Atopic Dermatitis creates rashes behind the knees and in the center of the elbows. Dermatitis from an allergic reaction is another form of eczema and can be cause by environmental factors such as laundry detergents, jewelry and fragrances. Nummular dermatitis is the third most common form of eczema cause by dry skin and can be very itchy and comes in red and flaky patches.
Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis is the 3rd most common skin disorder that affects about 5% of the population. This creates oily waxy patches to form on the scalp. Babies can be affected mostly under the age of 6 months, which causes a dandruff type disorder on the scalp as well and can be cleared up until it may appear again at puberty.
Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is not only one of the top 5 common skin disorders, it is also the most common type of any cancer in the United States. Every year one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer, and 1 in 5 people in the United States will develop it in their lifetime. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma, which is the third most common type of skin cancer, is responsible for 75% of deaths by skin cancer.

Psoriasis is the fifth most common skin disorder and is a lifetime long disease that can be treated but not cured. Psoriasis thinks the skin is being attacked and develops excess skin as a result, causing the skin to become inflamed in patches that are thick and red and have a silvery-scale look to them. Psoriasis can form anywhere but first are mostly seen on the elbows and knees and can spread to most any other part of the body. Some other types of psoriasis affect specific areas such as the hands and joints or scalp.

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