Skin conditions are a common and, at times, serious affliction in the United States. One of the most common skin conditions in the country, acne, affects 50 million people. Although acne is prominent in one’s teenage years, acne can affect people well into their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s! Fortunately, there are many acne treatments available for consumer use, both off the counter and prescription-based medications.
Outside of acne, there are other skin conditions that are considerably more severe than acne. To give you a better idea of what could happen to your skin, here are three major skin conditions and the treatments for them:
Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome: Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome (also known as “Atypical Mole Syndrome”) is generally defined as the grey area between developing a benign mole and melanoma. Dysplastic nevi are large, irregular moles that may indicate malignant cell growth. Dysplastic nevus removal by surgery is a common way of treating the condition.
Candida: Candida is a skin condition that primarily affects “flaps” of the skin, i.e. near the armpits, groin, fingernails, and breasts. The condition is caused by a fungus and tends to develop rashes and irritation. It can also be dangerous for people with weak immune systems as it can spread to other organs in the body such as the lungs and liver. Good hygiene and topical medications are available for the condition as well as oral medications for more severe cases.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes severe rashes and dry, itchy skin. Like candida, it can be treated with topical ointments, shampoos, oral medications, and light therapy.
Skin conditions can get very serious, especially when dealing with skin cancer such as melanoma. However, if treated early, many skin conditions are perfectly manageable. For more information about dysplastic nevus removal, candida treatments, and other skin condition facts, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.