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Skin issues can arise out of nowhere, leaving you wondering what exactly is happening. Other issues, like inflammatory skin conditions, can be chronic, and while less of a surprise, they’re just as unpleasant.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and our protective barrier to hold in fluid and keep out viruses and bacteria. Our skin synthesizes vitamin D and allows us to feel touch and temperature. Moreover, our skin is a big part of how the outside world sees us, so when issues arise, they can take a toll on your mental as well as your overall health.
Skin diseases affect most people. Some issues are minor, while others are more severe.
Each of these conditions is treatable to differing degrees. Several are actually inflammatory skin conditions, and with some lifestyle and dermatological interventions, they can be overcome.
Many rare skin conditions are actually genetic. These are very uncommon but are typically quite treatable.
Skin diseases can be caused by a multitude of lifestyle issues. Sometimes an issue as minor as raised bumps on the skin can be your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right.
Common causes include:
Unfortunately, not all skin diseases are preventable. Those caused by genetic factors or an autoimmune disorder are much more difficult to address. However, there are some skin diseases caused by contagions or infections which can be avoided by following these rules:
If you’re having issues with skin diseases, it helps to speak with an experienced dermatologist. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, we see all kinds of skin issues and have the know-how to help. Reach out anytime for a virtual or in-person appointment.