Psoriasis A long term chronic skin disease which causes skin cells to grow too rapidly is known as Psoriasis. The results are thick silvery, white, or red patches to appear on the surface of the skin. Areas affected are generally the elbows, knees, scalp, back, palms, face, and feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s estimated that about 7 million people in the United States alone are suffering from the skin disease, a vast majority being Caucasians.
The major causes behind this are the external agents which can incite irritation. This condition can be precisely handled by application of drawing salve over the infected areas. The layer of salve prevents the interaction of skin with any foreign agents which eases the urge to scratch the infected region. Though immediate healing is not possible, salves can be prolific in assisting the healing procedure. Not only do salves prove outstanding in curing insect bites and common skin infections but are also profoundly active in curing the hideous psoriasis and
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin when the skin becomes dry, red, scaly, flaky, itchy, and can be blistered. The skin becomes hard, thickened and cracked, swelled, especially in the eyes, face, or groin areas. Skin can appear darkened or leathery, extreme itching and sun sensitive. The most vulnerable parts of the body are the hands, the forearms and face.
This papers serves as a compilation of research for understanding the complexities of this particular skin disorder. I will explore the causations of the disorder. Additionally, I will explore the effects of the disorder, as well as treatment and prevention of the disorders. Lastly I will explore and highlight breakthrough research for the relatively unknown disorder, and how this research is expected to affect those who
Sleep-Rest pattern- disturbances in sleep caused by a skin condition v.Cognitive-Perceptual pattern- patient 's perception of the sensations of heat, cold, pain, and touch. vi.concept pattern- feelings related to the patient 's skin condition. vii. Role-relationship pattern- how the skin condition affects relationships with family members, peers and work associates.
These regions of the skin that are often scratched turn out to be thick and weathered in appearance, and the patches can be red and darker than whatever is left of the skin. Constant scratching can prompt perpetual changes in skin shading. See a doctor if encountering exceptional tingle and/or there are perceptible changes in the skin. Our skin is the boundary to the outside world, is to some degree waterproof, and keeps our inner organs and frameworks safe from the components and from microorganisms attacking our bodies. Atopic dermatitis patients have impeded hindrance capacity.
Sometimes, the lungs can develop scarring from the inflammation and cause shortness of breath. A patient with lupus may also become sensitive to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight, which can cause many skin changes. The most common skin problem they might develop is a butterfly-shaped rash on your nose and cheeks. Red, scaly bumps or patches can develop on their body. Also, coin-like patches called discoid lesions can appear on their body or scalp.
Dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory muscular disease, which involves the degeneration of collagen, discoloration and swelling of the skin and underlying muscle. Dermatomyositis is known by it’s distinctive skin rash and muscle weakness. Dermatomyositis affects children and adults, but it usually affects children between the ages of five and fifteen, and it occurs in adults in their late forties through sixties. Dermatomyositis is also more commonly found in females than males.
Another form of Lupus is Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, this lupus is limited to the skin. Rashes can occur and lesions (sores) a most common rash that occurs is discoid rash which is a scaly; red and raised but not itchy rash. Another well known rash is called the butterfly rash a rash that forms across the
Vitiligo can happen at any age, but usually appears before the age of 20. There are three main types of vitiligo. The first is, generalized vitiligo,this is when the patches cover many parts of the body and they correspond symmetrically. The second type is segmental vitiligo and this is when the patches are in part or one side of the body. Lastly, the third type is localized or focal vitiligo, this is when the patches cover one or a few areas of the body (Mayo
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). When you have lupus, the body attacks the healthy tissues that’s supposed to fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protects the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. Lupus is also a disease of flares, the symptoms worsen and you feel ill, and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). (Wallace)
If you have suspicions that you may have skin cancer or you have already been diagnosed with it, Dr. Jason T. Stubbs, DO, ENT of the Southern Indiana Sinus Center is an expert in skin cancer and its treatment. Our skin protects us from hot and cold temperatures, as well as infection and the rays of the sun. However, it, too, can become damaged by these things and you need to take precautions
Small red bumps, an itchy rash, pain when anyone touches it…these are some of the symptoms of Shingles. A viral disease also known as herpes zoster is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It’s also the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella). Unlike chickenpox which can cover a person’s entire body, shingles typically stays in a local area. The bright red rash that’s typical is in a single stripe on either the left or right side of the body. The symptoms can vary from person to person as well as the duration. Typically there’s some tingling anywhere from 2 to 4 days before the rash appears but it could be as far out as weeks before the rash appears.
Section 1: Identification of the unknown pathogen Patient is Terrance V. Haller, a 13-year-old male who enjoys outdoor activities such as skateboarding. No previous medical history and there are no known allergies. Terrance had a skateboarding accident where there were multiple lacerations and contusions. The wound on his forearm extending to his elbow was slow healing and therefore became pus producing. The patient has since returned to his primary care physician to find out what is going on.
Talking about skin aging is a sensitive topic these days as no one would like to actually picture the whole process of their skin losing that youthful appeal after a few years. However, it is essential to know that our skin is like any other part of our body. To be more scientific, skin is the largest organ of the human body. This organ is the first layer which serves as the line of defense and prevents the entry of harmful microbes as well as harmful particles. Apart from this, the body temperature is regulated and the moisture content in the body is also regulated to a certain extent by the skin.