The following list of skin disease can help you identify skin problems. Most skin rash symptoms are very easy to identify once you know what to look for. Once you identify what your skin rash is, you should start treatment immediately. Most skin rashes will only get worse if left untreated. The key to successful treatment often is to begin treatment right away.
We will now go over the most common skin rashes in more detail.
The following are the most common skin rashes. Click on the links to get more detailed information and treatment options.
Eczema - Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is an inflammatory skin disorder. The severity of this disease can vary. In mild forms the skin is dry, hot, and itchy. In the more severe cases, the skin can become broken, raw, and bleeding. It is not contagious, but can become very unsightly. Eczema can affect any part of the body. In infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck. In children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. Please visit our eczema section for more information, and for treatment options.
Psoriasis -Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the skin. It is not contagious. It is the result of an abnormally rapid multiplication of the cells of the epidermal layer of the skin. It can affect any area of the body, but is most commonly found on the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet, and genitals. More than 4.5 million adults in the United States have it. Please visit our psoriasis section to identify skin problems related to psoriasis.
Rosacea - Rosacea is clinically defined as a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling, primarily on the face and chest. It also appears on the scalp, neck, ears, and back. Sometimes rosacea affects the eyes. Rosacea usually varies in severity, and manifests in episodes of flushing and inflammation of the affected areas. The skin lesions, which can accompany rosacea (acne rosacea), differ from acne in that spots of inflammation do not swell with fluid and come to a "head" like acne vulgaris pustules do.
If the condition is left untreated visible blood vessels may appear and the skin will become redder. Eventually, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. The eyes are also affected in many rosacea patients. The eyes feel irritated and appear watery or bloodshot. Please visit our rosacea section to help identify skin problems related to rosacea.
This list of skin disease is the most common problems. Since there are many different types of each skin disease, please visit each section for more detailed information and treatment options.
Once you identify your problem from the list of skin disease, you need to take immediate action. Many people ignore the first signs of a skin rash. It is very important to seek immediate treatment. By treating a skin rash early, it is much easier to cure it.
There are many effective treatments available today for common skin problems. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin or wrinkles, there are safe and effective products available that can help. Please also visit our skin care section for more information and treatment options. There is no reason to suffer when there are effective treatments.
Quite often we get emails with pictures asking to diagnose my skin rash. If you would like our opinions to help identify skin problems, please contact us. If you need a more detailed list of skin disease and symptoms, please let us know.