Skin Disorders

Skin Disorders

Many skin disorders appear for different reasons. This is a list of some of the most common skin disorders and their causes.

One of the most common skin disorders is acne. There are two types of acne, noninflammatory and inflammatory. It usually looks like small pimples on your skin, and can be caused by many reasons. Some of these are: bacteria, dead skin cells, and ingrown hair. Around 17 million Americans have this disorder, making it one of the most common ones. Some ways to prevent acne is to wash your face, avoid touching your face, and avoid being sunburned.

Blisters are another very common skin disorder. A blister is a raised portion of skin with liquid inside. These aren't typically dangerous, and go away by themselves after a while. They can be caused by friction, infection, or a skin condition.

Hives is a very annoying skin disorder that consists of itchy raised welts, which are irregularly shaped and go away on their own after a while. They aren't serious and are typically caused by an allergic reaction.

Rosacea is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. This diseases' cause is still unknown, but it can be treated to minimize the conditions. This diseases' symptom is small red bumps on the victim's face during flare-ups. These happen in cycles and can impact a person for weeks or months at a time and then go away, and eventually come back.

Melanoma is one of the least common and most deadly forms of skin cancer. This has the appearance of a black or brown mole on your skin. This mole can change size, colors, shape, and usually appears on the back and chest or on the legs. People with many moles are more likely to get melanoma.