All skin diseases are not the same, and this makes it difficult to identify just by the appearance of the skin condition sometimes. Thus, it is always best to seek the assistance of a dermatologist to identify what kind of skin disease you may have and to prescribe the best course of treatment. Although in some instances, you may be able to identify some outbreaks but be aware that some breakout occurs due to inflammation, bacteria, fungal as well as viral.
Rashes that spread overtime occur in most cases due to inflammatory skin diseases. This type of outbreak is treatable and will disappear in one or two months. In cases of atopic eczema and dermatitis, the rashes may occur due to allergic reaction and usually are not serious as in the case of dystrophic epidermolysis, which can be fatal if left untreated. Dystrophic epidermolysis tends to cause blister on the hands, knees, elbows and feet and usually is hereditary.
You can identify some inflammatory skin disease by inspecting the scalp. Usually people suffering from psoriasis can tell by inspecting their scalp. Although psoriasis is not curable, there are products available to treat the problem, and the rashes normally disappear temporarily.
Viral skin diseases happen due to infectious diseases include herpes and chicken pox. Herpes spreads due to various forms of physical contact and may appear for several days and then disappear until the next outbreak. There is no cure for this illness, but there is a wide range of treatment. Chicken pox on the other hand starts on the stomach and spreads to the rest of the body and last for several weeks. Chicken pox is preventable with vaccination, which is generally part of your immunization schedule regimen.
Fungal skin diseases are very common and spread rapidly. This category includes athlete’s foot and ringworm, which are curable and treatable with over-the-counter medication. Athlete’s foot occurs due to sweaty feet and itches and burn while ringworm occurs due to perspiration and improper hygiene or transmitted by animals. Ringworm has a bright reddish circular appearance and a lighter red appearance around the center or sometimes white in the middle and spreads if not treated.
These are just some of the common skin diseases. If you should have any of these diseases, treat the condition immediately to avoid further outbreak. Be sure to consult your doctor if you feel having skin problems as you may be allergic to certain skin care products.