If there was an easy, inexpensive and effective pill that would cure the common skin ailments of acne, itching and rosacea, but it would be necessary to take once a day for life and its side effect was occasional, severe headaches twice a month, which option would likely be chosen? There are numerous skin diseases; these mentioned are easily treated or controlled. Each of them are irritating and embarrassing to endure, but would be eliminated for the exchange of the relative debilitation of a few bad headaches a month. No doubt, it is a tough decision.
Acne is probably the most common, irritating skin disease which affects just about everyone who passes through puberty. Fortunately, once that phase has passed, with a few exceptions, it ceases to be an irritant. Acne is caused by an increased production of sebaceous gland oil in the hair follicles. It expresses in a variety of conditions of white or blackheads, red bumps or large cysts. All are related to excessive oil production and are relatively easy to control and cure by frequent cleaning and treatment with antibacterial medication. Sometimes, severe conditions of acne leave the skin scarred for life; other skin treatments will be necessary to lessen these skin lesions.
Itching is another common malady. Everyone has a local itch on a regular basis which is usually resolved by a quick scratch. Wide-spread chronic itching is an indication of several possible causes including dry skin, stress or anxiety, and sunburn. In these cases, as well, scratching is common to seek comfort, but it is an inadequate remedy and will cause further irritation and possible infection if continued. Itching does not typically mask a more problematic condition, so treatment is actually the most simple of the three while it is occurring. Both over-the-counter and prescribed creams sooth the itch and eventually cure the underlying physical cause. Creams will not solve psychological causes, but will adequately treat the symptoms. Other remedies are necessary to relieve stress.
Rosacea is more common than recognized because it is not easily distinguished from acne. They do have common symptoms of redness, inflammation and occasional bumps. The difference is, rosacea is incurable, but symptoms come and go and can be controlled with treatment.
Of course the cure-all drug suggested does not exist. However, skin diseases are a common problem. The symptoms that many skin diseases cause can decrease quality of life and should, likewise, be addressed by a dermatologist.
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