Common skin disorders you should know about!

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Your skin is vulnerable to a number of ailments, irritations and allergies. Skin-related issues can vary to a great extent in terms of symptoms and severity. Dermatologists at AMRI Hospitals, one of the best multispecialty hospitals in Eastern India, explain that these issues can be both major or minor, genetic or acquired, temporary or for a long term.

Listed below are some of the most common skin disorders:

Eczema

A skin disorder characterised by patches on the skin, which can become inflamed, itchy, red and cracked. It can also lead to blisters in a few cases. Eczema is a non-curable condition, which can be triggered by various environmental factors like smoke and pollen. However, the symptoms of this disease can be controlled with a proper treatment. It is not contagious and does not spread from one person to another. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema, which tends to develop various allergic conditions, like asthma and hay fever.

Psoriasis

A chronic autoimmune condition that results in a major change in the life cycle of skin cells. It mainly causes scales on the skin surface. These scales usually develop on the joints, such elbows and knees. They can also develop on other body parts like the hands, feet, neck, scalp and face. Psoriasis is the result of a quickened skin production process, say dermatologists at AMRI Hospitals. Although the condition is not curable, it can be controlled using mediations. Dermatologist in Kolkata, i.e. at AMRI Hospital warn that psoriasis is also related to a number of health conditions like diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and a variety of other inflammatory diseases.

Acne

Nearly everyone suffers from acne at some point in their life. They usually occur on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, upper back and can leave scars or dark spots on the skin if untreated. Excess production of oil (sebum), bacteria, hormonal changes, dead skin cells and ingrown hair usually result in acne. They can occur in the forms of blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.

Rosacea

A common, long-term, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition which causes redness in the skin and pimples on the face. According to the dermatologists at AMRI Hospitals, it usually affects the middle-aged and older adults. Rosacea can make your skin thick and also cause eye problems like redness, swelling, and pain. Stinging and burning sensation on the skin, rough patches, dry skin, a swollen and bulb-shaped nose, visible blood vessels, larger pores, broken blood vessels on your eyelids, bumps on your eyelids are some of the most common symptoms of Rosacea. ALthough the exact cause of rosacea is not known, factors like excess alcohol consumption, smoking, stress and spicy food can increase its risk significantly.