One of the common skin conditions is Eczema which is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause itchiness, dry skin, rashes, scaly patches, blisters and skin infections. Itchy skin is the most common symptom of eczema. There are seven types of eczema including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.
Eczema can start during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and range from mild to severe. Newborn babies can have eczema within the first weeks and months after birth. Young children with eczema can have patches of skin that are very dry and itchy skin that can cause blisters and skin infections due to excessive scratching. Many people can experience one or more acute symptoms or side effects from prolonged itchiness while the severe eczema may last many days or even several weeks. The potential treatments for eczema are usually recommended including Moisturizers, antihistamines, topical steroid creams and corticosteroids.
Another skin conditions called Psoriasis which can cause flaky patches of skin that form scales. On brown, black and white skin the patches look pink or red, and the scales white or silvery. On brown and black skin the patches look purple or dark brown, and the scales probably look grey. These patches normally can be found on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can also appear anywhere on your body. Most people are only affected with small patches but in some cases, the patches can be itchy or even sore. The severity of psoriasis varies largely from person to person. For some it's only a minor irritation, but for others it can have a big influence on their quality of life.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting or chronic disease which usually involves periods when you have no or mild symptoms, following periods when symptoms are more severe. There’s no cure for psoriasis, but a variety of treatments can improve symptoms and the appearance of skin patches. One of them is topical treatment, such as vitamin D analogues or topical corticosteroids. Topical treatments include creams and ointments applied to the skin. Another one called phototherapy that may be able to treat for more severe condition. In severe cases, systemic treatments may be used. These are oral or injected medicines that work throughout the whole body.