5 Skin Conditions Women Shouldn’t Ignore

October 12, 2015, In: Health & Fitness
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Having fresh and flawless skin seems to be the quest for many savvy dames these days. There’s simply something about feeling good inside and out that helps you to get through the day and handle anything with a smile on your face. I’m sure we’ve all probably got a few facial creams, soaps, and scrubs laying around our bathroom cabinets that we use to look as effortlessly flawless as we do…

Be that as it may, there are instances in which you should probably pay a visit to your dermatologist. Below are a few common skin conditions and signs that you need medical attention:

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1. Moles

Moles are pretty common in nature. They can appear as early as birth or start developing in your twenties. You’ll be pleased to know that in many cases, moles are benign and do not pose any risks to your health. You can easily acquire a natural mole removal product and use it over the next few days and watch them disappear.

You don’t have to get concerned about moles until you notice any of the following:

– Changes in the size

– Irregular shapes

– Change in color

You can easily determine if a mole looks suspicious by comparing it to others you might have on your body. If the mole looks different than others in size, color, and shape, contact the dermatologist for further analysis.

2. Skin Rash or Infection

Notice any red, tender, or swollen areas on your skin? If the symptoms seem to be persistent then it is likely something that your dermatologist should take a look at. There are several highly contagious skin rashes and infections that could be doing damage to your skin. Some of those conditions include: methicillin resistant staphylococcus (MRSA). Once found to be a common condition for hospital patients, this skin infection has found its way into the general public. The bacteria can be living on the skin. This skin conditions will require a dose of antibiotics to treat.

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3. Severe Acne

You’re probably wondering how something like acne made its way to the list, but believe it or not, over the counter products and regimens don’t work for everyone. While acne tends to show its face around puberty and typically goes away with age, there can be circumstances in which it simply won’t go away. Acne can form in clusters and blister causing pain and discomfort on the face or affected areas of the body. Your dermatologist can provide you with prescription strength acne treatment options which should help to clear up the skin, reduce the chances for scarring, and relieve the pain.

4. Psoriasis

Did you know that more than 7 million Americans suffer from psoriasis in their lifetime? While the severity of the disease can vary greatly from mild to severe, this is one skin condition you don’t want to ignore. The thing about psoriasis is that the issue seems to go beyond the dry patches you get on your skin. Studies have shown that individuals diagnosed with psoriasis are at an increased risk for developing conditions such as heart attacks and strokes when not treated aggressively. There is also the increased chance that it can lead to joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and deformities. There are plenty of very effective treatment options available to you through your doctor or dermatologist.

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5. Spots that Won’t Heal or Recur

If you’ve noticed sores or wounds on your skin that do not heal within a reasonable amount of time this is cause for concern. While the most common type of skin cancer is melanoma, there are other skin cancers that present themselves in this way – basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They can appear to be nothing more than a mole, pimple, or rash but as time goes on you will find that it does not heal, can cause itching and severe pain.

When using solutions from your medicine/beauty cabinet won’t do the trick, chances are you’re dealing with more than just your typical skin condition. I am a personal believer in the better safe than sorry tactic. Seeing your doctor or dermatologist about a blemish, bump, or rash on your skin can give you the proper diagnosis, treatment, and of course peace of mind.

 

Sophia

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