Two Common Skin Disorders

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The bathroom of most women looks like a medical lab. There are a lot of skin products like cleansers, scrubs, conditioners, acne treatments, wrinkle removers, lotions and exfoliants. What this means is that women care more about their skins than men do. Men only become aware of their skin only after when there is a serious problem.

There are a host of embarrassing skin disorders that affect men. But they can be easily treated. Some of these disorders are as follows.



Rosacea
This is a condition that causes a red, splotchy and inflamed skin. It is usually on the nose and cheeks. Rosacea is usually found with people with fair skin and it is progressive, getting worse if it is not treated early. It also has the ability to reoccur in a cyclical way.

Scientists are unsure about what causes rosacea. It was believed sometime ago that it was caused by alcoholism. But today it is believed to be hereditary. Other people believed some chronic bacteria or some microscopic mites cause this disease.



Treatment
It could be treated with prescribed topical or oral antibiotics. These relieve the redness and reduce the risk of other skin infections. Severe cases could be treated with isotretinoin. Another drug that could also be prescribed is Accutane. Dermatologist can use laser surgery or electrosurgery to reduce visibility of cases associated with over-inflamed blood vessel.

Eczema
Eczema is also referred to as atopic dermatitis. This simply is inflamed red skin. About 15 million people in America have some form of this condition. There are many types of eczema, for example allergic contact eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, and neurodermatitis.

Doctors believe it is hereditary as they cannot say exactly what causes this condition. It can also occur as a result of immune imbalance. It is usually provoked by certain common allergic irritants such as wool, harsh soaps and detergents, etc.

Treatment

There is a new family of drugs called immuno-modulators that can be used to treat some types of eczema. Another option is to use corticosteroids to suppress immune reactions. Antihistamines may also relieve itching.



There is no need to be worried over any skin disease anymore because there is treatment.



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