There are a number of different skin problems that one can develop as an adult and a few of those are very common, which means that the likelihood that you will face at least one of the following conditions in your lifetime is very high.
Eczema This is a light, often widespread itchy rash that can last for an undetermined period of time. It is often brought on by an allergic reaction to something that touches the skin, such as soaps, detergents, jewelry, and more. However, changes in weather can also increase the likelihood of breakout. It is commonly seen in areas where the skin folds on top of itself, such as inside the elbows and knees.
Skin Tags Just as their name suggests, these small growths appear like little tabs sticking off of the skin. It can be skin colored or slightly darker and will typically form about the neck, chest, or back areas. Typically seen in the older population, they are completely harmless, but can become irritated if they catch on clothing, jewelry or other items. They can be medically removed. People who are obese are at a higher risk of developing this type of skin condition, so if you find that they are a problem for you it might be wise to consider the Austin HcG diet in an effort to lose unwanted pounds.
Herpes Zoster You may have thought yourself lucky when you were the only kid on the block that didn’t break out in the itchy rash known as Chicken Pox. However, if the same virus, known as Herpes Zosters, comes around again when you have reached adulthood, then you are at an increased risk of developing shingles. This problem starts with a burning itch or tingling sensation, but will soon develop into blisters that will last about two weeks. Though most commonly seen in the midsection, these blisters can appear anywhere, including the face and eyes. The pain associated with the condition can last an entire lifetime, though many will see it fade within a few months.
Hives An allergic reaction can occur in many forms, depending on the person who has been exposed to an allergen. For many people, it develops as a series of red, itchy blotches on the skin, known as hives. The source of the reaction can be something that was ingested, a mere change in temperature, or an infection. Though these spots can last for several days, in many cases they will fade away almost immediately.
Psoriasis With an unknown cause, this condition affects millions of people nationwide. I can come and go throughout a person’s lifetime, typically appearing on the scalp, elbows or knees. The immune system, for an unknown reason, kicks skin cell growth into overdrive, resulting in red spots covered with silvery, flaking skin. Some types of photofacial have proven very effective at treating areas of psoriasis.
Acne Perhaps the most hated of all skin problems, this issue does not go away just because you leave your teen years. In fact, adult acne is a problem that plagues a large percentage of the American public. By keeping areas clean and using a gentle exfoliation, many can keep the problem under control. There are many spa treatments that aim to rid the skin of signs of acne.
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