(Last Updated on : 18/03/2017)
Skin Disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening. The skin is one of the most vulnerable and delicate organs of the body. Though seldom life threatening, skin disorders can be uncomfortable and may cause chronic disabilities. In addition, because the skin is so visible, skin disorders can lead to psychological stress.
Symptoms of Skin Disorders
Skin conditions have a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms on the skin that appear due to common problems are not always the result of a skin disorder. Such symptoms can include blisters from new shoes or chafing from tight pants. However, skin problems that have no obvious cause may indicate the presence of an actual skin condition that requires treatment.
Types of Skin Disorders
There are many disorders of the skin that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. The skin is subject to various problems like blemishes, infections and growth due to internal or external causes. Common skin conditions include:
While most skin disorders are minor, others can indicate a more serious issue.
Treatment of Skin Disorders
Skin disorders can be managed using drugs and by paying close attention to ones lifestyle. The doctor will diagnose the cause of the skin problems and develop a treatment plan. Cleaning the skin with medicated soap twice daily, applying protective or soothing sandal wood based creams, taking balanced and regulated diet
, drinking 6 to 8 glass water, adequate sleep, avoiding the use of strong cosmetics go a long way in saving the skin from diseases.
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