Looking after our health is something that has been highlighted in various forms of media over the last year. With the effects of the pandemic highlighting areas that we should be focusing on, there is no doubt that more people are paying attention to any ailments they are experiencing.
Addressing any ailments you have and seeking medical attention wherever necessary is paramount. None more so than when experiencing any skin problems. Much like other health conditions, there are a wide variety that are incredibly common, of which we will be going through some of them here.
Read on to discover just what these skin problems are and what you can do about them. 1. Eczema
Eczema is a widespread skin condition in the UK. While it can present itself at any age, it is often found in childhood; it is estimated 1 in 5 children have eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that causes the affected skin to become dry, itchy, and cracked.
It is a long-term condition, which can be severe in some people. There are various methods for managing a skin condition like this. Refraining from scratching the affected area and using topical medications are both highly recommended by GPs and dermatologists alike. Monitoring whether anything in your lifestyle is contributing to this condition is also suggested. 2. Acne
Much like eczema, acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people each year. Whether resulting from fluctuating hormones or lifestyle factors, acne can be incredibly anxiety-inducing to experience, but that is not to say there are no ways of managing it.
What’s more, and again much like that of eczema, those experiencing acne can expect it to be found in different areas of their body. While facial acne is the one most people think of, you can also expect people to have chest and back acne. Chemist Click has created this helpful post on back acne, detailing some ways of getting rid of this skin condition.
Using topical treatments is a suggested recommendation for treating acne. Opt for a cream or gel with active ingredients for tackling acne, and you will be well on your way to minimising the acne you are experiencing. 3. Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin condition that presents itself in a similar way to that of eczema. Those experiencing symptoms of psoriasis can expect to experience patches of dry, red, itchy skin that might also have silver scales. Thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system, psoriasis can also be treated with topical ointments and creams.
If this is not effective in managing your symptoms, some doctors will refer you for phototherapy to treat your skin condition. Much like when experiencing any other health condition, if you have attempted to treat your condition at home but find your efforts are failing, getting your symptoms addressed by your registered GP is always recommended.
We hope you have found this piece interesting and insightful and can go forth with a better understanding of some of the many skin conditions affecting the population.