Two Common Skin Conditions You Need To Know About

Acne Sufferers Benefit from Learning about Other Skin Conditions

When you experience acne, it is very easy to forget that other skin conditions exist. You likely spend all your time treating your acne that you don’t notice that dry patch behind your elbow or that redness along your hairline. Even though acne can seem life-altering, there are other skin conditions that you might want to know more about.

Acne Isn’t The Only Skin Nightmare

There are a few skin conditions that can be just as annoying and frustrating to deal with as acne. Eczema and psoriasis are two examples of such skin conditions. Human skin is very complex, so you just might be surprised to find the following information interesting.

Eczema and psoriasis are two skin conditions that look very similar making them difficult to diagnose properly. Eczema occurs often in individuals who suffer from asthma or rhinitis which seems to indicate that individuals with allergies are more susceptible to developing eczema. Eczema can occur in both adults and children, but it most often occurs in baby. About 10-20% of babies are affected by eczema. Eczema can look different depending on the individual. Skin that is afflicted with eczema can look very dry and sometimes be oozing and itchy.

The Basics of Eczema

Eczema can be triggered by a variety of things. Sometimes detergent or other chemicals can trigger it. Certain foods can also trigger eczema, and it is believed that some people who have eczema also have peanut allergies. There are some encouraging statistics that claim that up to 80% of eczema cases will clear up in four to five years without any treatment. There are a variety of prescription skin creams on the market that are intended to treat eczema.

The Lowdown on Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can resemble eczema to the untrained eye. Both skin conditions are similar in that they result when skin cells grow too quickly. There are five categories of psoriasis including plague, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. Depending on which one an individual has, the psoriasis might look like small red spots, intense redness, or white blisters.

The skin is a complex organ, and acne sufferers can benefit from knowing about other skin conditions. Psoriasis and eczema are two skin conditions that affect millions of people some of whom are also afflicted with acne.

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