Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? It is, in terms of both weight, between 6 and 9 pounds, and surface area, about 2 square yards. Your skin separates the inside of your body from the outside world. It Protects you from bacteria and viruses Helps you sense the outside world, such as whether it is hot or cold, wet or dry Regulates your body temperature Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause dermatitis , hives and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne , also affect your appearance.

Skin Conditions Discussions

  1. link Lindy0240
    Staff Infection, help!!!
    Someone help! Sorry for spelling, do my best! I've had a bad Staff infection 5 times in the past 3 months all over my body. I just got it back for 6th - 77% more...
    Lindy0240- over a year ago - in Skin Conditions
  2. link Ibbabygirl2
    We Call Our Little Friends "Afids"
    My husband and I are suffering through the third month of an undiagnosed as of yet, ugly, irritating, and painful skin infection. It started as little - 82% more...
    Ibbabygirl2- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Skin Conditions
  3. link Ssaa10
    Face rash
    I started getting a rash on my face. the rash comes and goes. the first time i had it i was sitting watching tv, the second time i was sitting on the - 76% more...
    Ssaa10- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Skin Conditions
  4. link Divalady
    moles and warts
    There is a wart of some kind under the crease on my left breast which was painful but the pain is subsiding. Went to surgeon but thought better to go - 44% more...
    Divalady- over a year ago - in Skin Conditions
  5. link Jeanboyd
    yearly come back
    my boyfriend has a spot on his shoulder that shows up every year. It is about as big as 1/2 dollar. It gets little blister on it and a hard crust. Ple - 36% more...
    Jeanboyd- over a year ago - in Skin Conditions
  6. link Lynnieb
    Something that's worked for me...
    ...is a combo-vitamin called UltraSkin. (I won't name the maker.) I started out with it on my fingertips, too; now it's spread to the palms of both ha - 77% more...
    Lynnieb- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Skin Conditions
  7. link Fsambor
    eczema
    I have a chronic problem of eczema on my figertips-- nothing seems to cure it and I have had it for over 30 years-- it is painful since my finger tips - 39% more...
    Fsambor- over a year ago - in Skin Conditions
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