Skin Diseases- Types And Identification On The Body

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Skin Diseases- Types And Identification On The Body.

Skin diseases are those diseases that affects the healthy condition and look of the skin. Whenever you have any skin reaction or disease, make sure that you visit a dermatologist for proper examination of the skin and treatment.

 

LIST OF SKIN DISEASES

 

SCABIES

This skin disease are tiny bumps or sores with much itching; first, between the fingers, on the wrists or the waist.

scabies

 

INFECTION FROM BACTERIA

Pimples or sores with pus or inflammation, often from scratching insect bites. May cause swollen lymph nodes.

scratching the itching part from insect bite

 

IMPETIGO (Bacterial Infection)

This is an irregular spreading of sores with shiny yellow crusts.

impetigo

 

ACNE, PIMPLES, BLACKHEADS

Pimples on young people’s faces, sometimes chest and back, often with small heads of pus.

pimples,scar from acne

 

LEISHMANIASIS

This a small bump which becomes a crusty sore, usually on the face or limbs. This may take months to heal.

leishmaniasis

 

ULCERS FROM BAD CIRCULATION (Possibly Diabetes)

This a large chronic unhealing sore surrounded by purplish skin, on or near the ankles of older people with varicose veins.

Man holding a sore arm on white

 

BED SORES

These are sores over the bones and joints of very sick persons who cannot get out of bed.

bed sore

 

LEPROSY

These are sores with loss of feeling on any part of the body, it could be on the hands or feet. They do not hurt even when pricked with a needle.

leprosy

 

ABSCESS OR BOIL

This is a warm, painful swelling that occasionally breaks open on the skin.

boil

 

MASTITIS (Bacterial infection) POSSIBLY CANCER

This is a warm painful lump in the breast of a woman that is breast feeding.

Young woman breast examination.

 

CANCER (Lymph Nodes)

This is a lump that keeps growing. Usually not painful at first.

Breast cancer diagram in three stages

 

RIVER BLINDNESS (Lymph Nodes)

You can see one or more round lumps on the head, neck or upper body (central body and thigh).

 lymph nodes on the neck.

 

SCROFULA (a type of tuberculosis)

Nodes on the side of the neck that continuously break open and scar.

Man touches the lymph glands with his fingers near the ear

 

VENEREAL LYMPHOGRANULOMA

These are nodes in the groin that continuously break open and scar.

lymphogranuloma

 

PELLAGRA (a type of malnutrition)

Here, you will see scaly, cracking areas that looks like sunburn on the arms, legs, neck or face.

A girl having sunburn and tan line

 

ONCHOCERCIASIS

Patches are found on the lower legs, other areas on the body thickened to look like orange-skin or wrinkled like the skin of an old man or woman.

skin wrinkle

 

ECZEMA

These are patches with blistering and peeling on cheeks, both arms or both feet.

Eczema on the arm of a man

 

MONILIASIS, THRUSH (Yeast Infection)

This is clearly edged patches in the skin folds, sometimes with with white milky curds.

moniliasis

 

ABSCESS OR SPREADING INFECTION

Swollen area with pain and heat in any part of the body.

swollen part of the body

 

TINEA VERSICOLOR (Fungus Infection)

This is skin disease shows areas of slight color loss on the face, neck or chest. Skin surface otherwise normal; not numb.

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EARLY OR BORDERLINE LEPROSY

These are patches of part color loss on the face, body, buttocks etc. Maybe numb but often not.

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A LATER STAGE OF ONCHOCERCIASIS

This has spotty, part color loss on the front of the legs (leopard skin).

Portrait old man on rural of thailand in winter season with the small fireplace

 

VITILIGO

Clearly edged areas of complete color loss on the body, hands, around the mouth or between the legs.

Beautiful african girl in studio with skin problems vitiligo

 

KWASHIORKOR (Malnutrition)

Lighter patches due to peeling with swelling of the legs and arms. Brown hair.

A girl with a bare back, severe thinness and protruding ribs

 

ALLERGIC REACTION

Very itchy rash, bumps or patches. (They may appear and disappear rapidly).

Male dermatologist examines rash on leg patient

 

COMMON WARTS (Virus Infection)

This can be found may be on the foot, simple wart and not very large.

Wart on hand

 

A TYPE OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SKIN

This is a very large warts that is more than 1 cm, it is often on arms and feet.

 

RINGWORM (Fungus Infection)

These are small rings that continue to grow or spread and also may itch.

ringworm

 

ADVANCED STAGE OF SYPHILIS

Rings (spots with raised or red edges, often clear in the center). There are large circles with a thick border that do not itch.

 

CANCER OF THE SKIN

There are small rings, sometimes with a small pit in the middle, found on the nose or neck.

skin cancer

 

CONTACT DERMATITIS (Like poison ivy or sumac)

There are blisters with bumps and much itching and weeping (oozing).

Dermatitis and infections

 

CHICKENPOX

These are small blisters and spots all over the body, starting from the face down to the feet.

Chicken pox rash

 

HERPES ZOSTER (Shingles)

This is a patch of painful blisters that appears only on one part of the body, often in a stripe or cluster.

 

GAS GANGRENE (Very Serious Bacterial Infection)

A gray or black bad smelling area with blisters and air pockets that spread on the body.

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MEASLES

This is a small reddish spots or rash over the whole body. A rash that very sick children get all over the body. It starts on the face, as a roughening of the skin surface, then spreads to the trunk and limbs.

Measles

 

TYPHOID FEVER

After a few days of fever, a few small pinkish spots appear on the body; meaning that the person is very sick.

Pink rashes