Various dermatological conditions commonly affect adults, while others are common in a child. However, of importance to note is that all of them alter your appearance irrespective of whether you are a kid, teenager, or adult. Therefore, it is essential to seek early treatment as soon as you notice certain skin concerns before it worsens and your appearance is completely altered. Suppose your kid or you have any dermatological concerns, Dr. Michael Paltiel can help you understand your conditions by performing an appropriate diagnosis to ensure you receive the best treatment. Some of the common dermatological conditions you or your child are more likely to suffer from include:
Generally, acne is a common dermatological condition that affects teenagers because it starts at puberty and might also affect adults. It is often unsightly a disfiguring skin disease mainly characterized by inflammation of hair follicles and skin glands. In most cases, all types of acne, including whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and pimples, usually develop when pores on your skin are blocked by sebum, whose purpose is to oil the skin. Usually, hormonal changes that often occur during puberty cause an increase in sebum production due to the sebaceous gland’s enlargement. You should note that acne is not caused by poor hygiene, and overwashing your skin can also increase oil production, aggravating your condition.
It refers to chronic inflammation of the skin mainly due to an allergic reaction. It mainly occurs when your skin comes into contact with chemical factors or irritants. Dermatitis is usually characterized by dry, red, or itchy pink rashes or sores or swelling on your skin. The condition usually occurs forty-eight hours after exposure to allergens such as poison oak or ivy. There are many types of dermatitis, including nummular dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Dermatitis is not life-threatening or dangerous, but it can be very painful and uncomfortable because it alters your physical appearance.
3. Oral diseases
In most cases, oral diseases are common in young women between the ages of sixteen and forty-five. However, men can also suffer from an oral disease common among people with dark skin and those prone to eczema. Children also have oral diseases, especially those seven months to thirteen years old. Usually, oral skin diseases are thought to be a variant of rosacea, but unlike chronic rosacea, oral skin diseases usually respond well to treatment.
4. Sun-damaged skin
Continuous exposure of your skin to the sun’s harmful rays results in cumulative damage, such as skin cancers and aging. Usually, prolonged exposure causes damage to skin fibers whose function is to provide the normal elasticity of your skin. Therefore, your skin starts losing its ability to stretch back, thus making it sag. During the same process, collagen is essential in lubricating and moisturizing your skin. Damaged cells can also mutate and divide abnormally, leading to skin cancer.
Various skin condition such as aging, dermatitis, tinea versicolor, oral skin diseases, and sun damage affects your skin in different ways, but all alter your appearance. As a result, your self-esteem and confidence are affected. Therefore, if you have any of the above skin concerns and seek treatment, you can start by scheduling an appointment at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology today.