5 Common Skin Diseases To Cause Physical and Psychological Disorders

5 Common Skin Diseases To Cause Physical and Psychological Disorders

Skin diseases are more common than what most of us think. These diseases can prove to be severe, embarrassing and even life-threatening. There are many types of skin diseases, which can lead to both physical and psychological disorders, suggest renowned dermatologists at AMRI Hospitals Kolkata.

Here are the 5 most common skin diseases:

1. Acne

It is usually the least severe skin disease that causes pimples. Acne can appear on various parts of the body including face, neck, chest, back, etc. It may appear in various forms with whiteheads and blackheads. Heredity usually plays a major role in developing acne, while hormones are the most common factor.

2. Seborrheic Dermatitis 

It causes oily and waxy patches that develop on the scalp. Seborrheic Dermatitis is quite different from other forms of dermatitis. It is a flakey dandruff-like condition on the scalp, which rarely appears again after the symptoms clear up. According to the health practitioners at AMRI Hospitals, one of the best dermatology hospitals in Kolkata, seborrheic dermatitis mostly affects babies, especially in the first six months of their lives.

3. Psoriasis 

A buildup of excess skin tissue, Psoriasis is a chronic and disfiguring genetic disease. It appears on the elbows and knees and looks red and thick. It can also spread to other parts of the limbs and cause severe psychological alienation as it is easily visible to the people around you.

4. Eczema

There are three types of Eczema, which are atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and nummular dermatitis.  Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of Eczema which usually affects children. It causes itchy rashes in the crux of the elbows and behind the knees. Allergic contact dermatitis shows up in adulthood. It is caused by environmental factors like cosmetic agents, fragrances and metals in jewelry. Nummular dermatitis looks red and flaky coin-shaped patch of skin. The dry skin tends to cause itching which may increase with time.

5. Skin Cancer

One of the most common types of skin diseases, Skin cancer can be devised into 2 main types: Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. According to the leading dermatologists at AMRI Hospitals Kolkata, exposure to ultraviolet light is a leading cause of skin cancer, which may have severe repercussions. There are many other types of skin diseases. However, treatment options for the above-mentioned diseases have improved with time.

One who suspects of having any one of these conditions must visit a dermatologist to treat the disease and improve the quality of life.