4 Seemingly Harmless Skin Conditions

by Paul on October 11, 2013

harmless-skin-conditionsOur skin is not just a doorway to the outer world or the protector of or bodies since it shields out every and all negative influences that might occur, it is also our business card when we meet people, because our skin and its appendixes are the first things that people see when they come in contact with us. That’s why we want glowing, beautiful skin not just for the sake of being pretty, but also because of the reactions people have. There are studies that show that attractive people are treated better and kinder than less attractive people, so dealing with seemingly harmless skin conditions can be at the top of our lists. Here are some common skin issues and a few treatment options

1. Acne

They may refer to it as one of the most prevalent seemingly harmless skin conditions, but everyone who’s ever had it knows the nuisances it causes. The skin disease that has haunted the adolescence of almost every teenager on the planet doesn’t always disappear after you’ve entered adulthood. The black-and whiteheads, pinheads, blemishes, and red skin don’t go away after puberty ends. And regardless of its location (face, chest, back), acne is extremely difficult to treat. Extensive cases should also warrant a visit to your friendly dermatologist who can prescribe some solutions to deal with the issue. For home care, consider salicylic acid solutions (there are face scrubs or gels with it), chamomile tea infusions, proper hydration and regular cleaning (avoiding excessive cleaning or aggressive scrubbing, which might make the matter worse).

2. Skin Tags

These are small benign tumors that usually form in those regions where the skin folds and creates creases (such as eyelids, armpits, neck or groin). They are one of the harmless skin conditions and generally present without pain, do not change form or dimensions in time and are more common in women.  Since they are benign, they present no risk of malignity so they don’t require removing. If removal is desired, they can be treated by general practitioners or dermatologists through cauterization, cryosurgery, ligation or excision.

3. Warts (Verruca Vulgaris)

Caused by HPV viruses, warts are small growths that resemble a cauliflower or a blister and occur most often on hands and feet. They can vary in shape and size but the most common are located on the hands and feet, as flat warts or on the soles of your feet, as plantar warts that look like hard lumps and are extremely painful.  Salicylic acid is used as a generic wart removing agent, cryotherapy is also effective and DNCB (dinitrocholorbenzene) applied directly on the surface of the wart is also effective at removing it.

4. Moles

Melanocytic nevi or, as they are more commonly known, moles, are lesions of the skin that contain melanocytes and appear during the first two decades of life. Acquired ones are a form of benign neoplasm while congenital ones can be considered minor malformations and have a higher risk of malign transformation.  If they change form or color, grow in size, become white, bleed or suffer any modification, you should consult a dermatologist as soon as possible so that he can rule out melanoma. In case of suspected melanoma, the nevus can be sampled or removed to be sent to a pathologist. Moles that are not suspected to be melanoma can be removed by normal surgery, laser or electro cautery. As general preventive measures, limit your sun exposure to a minimum, use sunscreen, hats and any other measure to reduce UV light on your body.

In conclusion these are the four most harmless skin conditions, which can be easily taken care of. All you need is to pay a little attention to them, and consult with your dermatologist in due time. The best way to prevent damage to your skin is by going to regular consults and using cleansing products.

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