Three Common Skin Diseases


Dermatitis, or skin disease, is one of the most common problems that people have. Skin disease come s in many different forms and strike all different areas of the body. Most of these afflictions are not contagious, being the result of allergies and other conditions, but some, such as warts, can be spread. Three of the most common skin disease people contract today are warts, eczema, and contact dermatitis.

Warts are a viral infection of your skin. They are most often found on the soles of your feet and spread through walking barefoot in pools or in showers. These warts are known as plantar warts. Other than your feet, warts are also most commonly found on your hands, but can appear anywhere on your body in the right conditions. Thousands of different types of wart viruses are known to infect humans, but the good news is that you are not in danger of contracting them if you are not already susceptible to them.

Eczema is another common skin disease. In a person with eczema, the upper layers of the skin become inflamed. This produces dryness and rashes that become red, swollen, itchy, and sometimes even bleed ad ooze. The condition may cause temporary skin discoloration in the inflamed areas. There is no known cure for eczema, treatment for the disease is only meant to control the symptoms.

Contact dermatitis is a common skin reaction that is caused by a person’s exposure to a substance he is allergic to. It is a local rash and only affects the areas that came into contact with the substances the person is allergic to. The outer layers of the skin become inflamed, resulting in burning, itchy rashes. These rashes can take a few days to a few weeks to completely heal and only heal if the person no longer comes into contact with the allergen that caused the dermatitis in the first place.