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Tumors and Other Skin Related Diseases

Skin diseases are known as dermatoses. There are many different types of skin diseases. To ascertain which type of skin disease a person is suffering from, some factors have to be taken into consideration, and these include the color, location, and arrangement of the skin lesions, as well as the symptoms, morphology, and duration of the disease.

 

Common Bacterial Infections

One of the most common types of skin diseases is bacterial infection. An example of this type of infection is a hair follicle infection known as folliculitis. This infection will result in a small pimple that is filled with pus. It can appear on any part of the body. The infection can be caused by exposure to water, too much sweating, tight clothing, constant friction, and other reasons. Another type of bacterial skin infection is furuncle. This is an infection that originates from the hair follicle and the sebaceous or sweat gland. It usually occurs on the buttocks, armpits, face, and neck, and it appears initially as a little red painful lump. Furuncle can be caused by oral steroids, obesity, diabetes, and blood disorder. Carbuncle is a kind of furuncle that looks like a huge red nodule, and it may have visible layers of pus under the skin. Other types of bacterial skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, and impetigo.

 

  • Bacterial Infections : Provides information about bacterial skin infections and links to more information on each type of infection

 

Viral Infections

Invisible viruses can cause a range of unsightly and uncomfortable symptoms. The immune system of the human body is usually capable of overcoming viral infections. For this reason, doctors suggest that infected people should just let their bodies deal with the viruses.

 

  • About Viruses : Information about viral composition, morphology, replication, mutation, infection, and others

 

Skin Rashes

Skin rashes cause persistent itching, and thickening, cracking, reddening, or drying of the skin. If you experience any of these symptoms for more than 7 days, you should see a doctor or dermatologist to find out the cause. It can be simply an allergy or illness like measles, chicken pox, or shingles, but it can also be something much more serious like lupus or cancer. There are numerous types of skin rashes, and every condition is connected to different health problems.

 

  • SkinRashes.net : Provides information about skin rashes as well as other skin diseases such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and dry skin

 

Eczematous Diseases

The eczematous diseases are characterized by the occurrences of plaques and red scaling papules on the skin. The eczematous lesions are known to demonstrate an evidence of epithelial disorder. Another way to identify eczematous disease is to look for lichenification.

 

  • Eczematous Diseases in Athletes : Information about eczematous dermatitis in athletes, as well as xerotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, circumscribed neurodermatitis, contact dermatitis, and others

 

Tumors

The cells in the human body grow and divide themselves in a controlled way to produce new cells. When they become old or damaged, they are replaced by new cells. If the replacement process goes wrong, the body starts to produce mutations which will influence the growth of the cells. The mutated and additional cells can form a tissue mass called a tumor. A skin tumor refers to an abnormal growth of tissue on the skin, and it can be benign or malignant (cancerous).

 

 

Melanoma

Melanoma is a very serious form of skin cancer. It develops from the cells that produce melanin. Melanoma appears on the skin as a transformation of an existing mole or a development of a new mole. Causes of this condition include genetic pigmentation disorder, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight, family history of melanoma, history of sunburn, weakened immune system, and exposure to carcinogens.

 

 

While some skin diseases can be temporary and harmless such as warts or dry skin, there are others that can be life-threatening like melanoma. If you notice any lesion or abnormal growth on your skin that remains for an extended period of time, it is advisable that you consult a doctor immediately.

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