6 Common Dry Skin Problems You Should Be Aware Of January 30, 2017

Do you suffer from dry skin? Have you tried the various creams that throng the market, but of no avail? Dry skin is a common problem, but if not treated immediately, it can lead to serious infections.

This post deals with those afflictions that can occur due to dry skin. Would you like to know what those infections could be?  Please go ahead and read the post below!

Let’s have a look at the most common dry skin problems that you should be aware of:

1. Skin Tags:

Skin tags are small, soft skin growths, which usually appear on the neck, armpits, eyelids and under the breasts. A person may have over 1 to 100 skin tags. Middle-aged adults are prone to developing skin tags. Usually you can remove them non-surgically, although infected ones may need surgery (1).

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2. Psoriasis:

Inflammation can lead to psoriasis, a chronic skin issue. Obese people with a predisposition to diabetes or heart disease are most likely to contract psoriasis. You can also inherit or pass it on genetically. It is an incurable condition, and there is no drug that can help alleviate its symptoms.

3. Rashes:

People with dry skin often suffer from rashes. A rash isn’t any particular form of infection. An outbreak of red sores or inflammation on the skin is what a rash is. There are various types of rashes including eczema, heat rashes, and poison ivy rashes.

Rashes can be fungal, parasitic, bacterial or even viral in nature. OTC medication effectively treats most forms of rashes. You should consult a doctor if the rashes on your body persist for more than three days (2).

4. Itching:

The medical term for an itchy skin is pruritus. There are various causes that can trigger off itching including bites, stings, infections, infestations, exposure to the sun and dry skin. Normally, topical application of creams can provide relief from this annoying condition. However, the doctor may suggest a corticosteroid medication if the sensation is unbearable. Scratching the itchy areas only worsens the condition and leads to other complications like fungal or bacterial infections. If lesions begin to appear on the skin, consult a doctor at once (3).

5. Athlete’s Foot:

It is a common skin condition that affects the toes and soles. If a fungus triggers off an Athlete’s foot, it can spread to other parts of the body too. Athlete’s foot is an infectious condition, and you should avoid contact with contaminated objects and floors. The disease is particularly painful. It can also lead to a burning sensation, itching and scaling. If the infection is fungal in nature, OTC medications can usually treat it. One of the best ways of preventing these kind of foot dry skin problems is by keeping your feet dry. Wear cotton socks and perforated shoes (4).

6. Atopic Dermatitis:

This skin condition is a type of genetic eczema. People with a super sensitive skin may contract the condition. Dry and scaly patches are the typical symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis. It may be severely itchy, and you may find it tough not to scratch. Usually the skin may ooze, and the itching can lead to other complications (5).

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Medical Conditions Related To Dry Skin:

Hormonal changes or even aging can trigger off a dry skin (6). A few health conditions that can lead to excessively dry skin include:

We hope that reading this post has helped you to understand the various kinds of dry skin problems and solutions to treat them. If you have dry skin, do find out from your doctor how to keep the serious skin issues mentioned above at bay.

If you know of some home remedies for dry skin, please share them with us here! There is a comment box below!

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