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Common Skin Problems, Here's What You Need to Know

There are many skin conditions that you may deal with at least once in your life and they be common in both adults and children. It’s important to understand the common skin conditions that you might deal with so that you can identify when you may be struggling with a specific condition. Your dermatologists at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, can explain common skin conditions and what to look for.

Common Skin Conditions

  1. Acne- Acne is an extremely common skin condition and your dermatologists in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, are used to treating it often. Acne occurs in adults and teens and is often triggered by hormonal changes. There are different types of acne and your dermatologist can design a specific plan to help you deal with any acne you may experience.
  2. Eczema- Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and there’s no known cause of eczema. It can appear on the face, hands, feet, or folds in the skin. It also appears to be dry, scaly, and itchy patches on your skin.
  3. Shingles- Shingles occurs from the same virus that causes chickenpox. It can appear as a red and blistered rash anywhere on your body and can be extremely painful.
  4. Hives- Hives are raised, red, itchy welts that usually occur as an allergic reaction. You can avoid hives by avoiding your triggers.
  5. Sunburn- Sunburn is easy to prevent and it’s incredibly important that you’re protecting your skin. You should always wear sunscreen anytime you go outside, even if it isn’t particularly sunny outside.
  6. Contact Dermatitis- This is another form of eczema that is caused by plants like poison ivy, or other irritants and allergies that you may have.
  7. Diaper Rash- If you’re a parent, you know all about the dangers of diaper rashes. It’s important that you’re removing and changing diapers once they’re soiled and you’re properly cleaning your child.
  8. Rosacea- This is when the face becomes swollen and red. It happens most commonly with women, but can also occur in men. Issues with your immune system, veins, or environmental factors can cause rosacea.
  9. Basal Cell Carcinoma- This is a common type of skin cancer and is usually easier to treat and is often curable.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

There are all types of skin conditions that you may deal with. Contact your dermatologists at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, to learn about common skin conditions. Call for more information at (540) 885-4500.

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1600 N Coalter St #19
Staunton, VA 24401

10950 Rockfish Valley Highway, Suite C
Afton, VA 22920

45 Commerce Park Drive
Raphine, VA 24472

16 Ivy Ridge Lane, Suite 138
Fishersville, VA 22939

400 S Magnolia Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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