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Skin Disease/Cutaneous disorder/ Dermatologic disorder/ Dermatosis is a condition or a disease that affects the largest organ in the human body, Skin.

Dermatosis is the generic term given to any disease of the skin. Plurally it is referred to as 'dermatoses'. This term should not be confused with dermatitis, which is an inflammation of the skin.

Skin Disease

The skin is made up of the outer epidermis, the underlying dermis, and the basement layer, called the hypodermis. The skin helps us to regulate the body temperature and also to sense our surroundings. The Skin acts as an eliminating organ and is, infact, the largest eliminating organ of the body. Through its pores, the skin excretes several toxins, allergens and other unwanted substances. It weighs about 6-9 pounds and boasts of a surface area of two square yards.

Skin disorders are usually related to the epidermal layer of skin. This layer serves as a barrier to infection -causing agents. Skin diseases which occur secondary to systemic diseases are not included among dermatosis.

Skin diseases are usually caused by infection with viral or bacterial organisms. Another reason for skin diseases is that it can occur due the imbalance in the physiological condition of the skin. Sometimes chemical agents may be responsible for skin diseases and allergies. If there is prolonged contact or contact with excess amount of strong chemicals, it can even result in poisoning. On the other hand, use of appropriate personal protection like gloves or overalls can help protect from developing skin ailments.

Skin Disease

List of Common Skin Diseases

Some of the common skin diseases or dermatoses include Acne, Scabies, Warts, Sunburn, Eczema, Psoriasis, Fifth disease or ‘slapped face disease’, Tinea, Pruritis, Herpes, Ulcers, Impetigo, vitiligo and Skin cancer.

Common Skin Diseases in Children

Ringworms, psoriasis, eczema, chicken pox, measles, cold sore, rosacea, seborrheic eczema, vitiligo, hives, carbuncle, warts, hemangioma of skin, impetigo, heat rash, dermatitis, roseola, hand-foot mouth disease (coxsacie).

Skin conditions are many in number and they can be broadly categorized into the following groups -

a) Inflammatory skin disorders

b) Viral skin problems

c) Bacterial skin problems

d) Fungal skin problems

e) Pigmentation disorders

Skin Disease: 
Skin Cancer

f) Skin cancers

g) Rare skin diseases

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Hi I got some small white patches at my legs later started at stomach and hands i consulted dermatologist. Doctor said that iam suffering from tinea versicolor, Its almost completed one year. I used TeaTree oil, ketoconazole cream but no use. Please help me on this...
chandram26 Sunday, February 21, 2016
I suffer from vitligo at such an early age, my parents went to doctors in many places with the hope of curing me of the disease. However, my conditions did not get any better despite the expense of a lot of money. They decided to have a try and took me to a Chinese hospital. The affected sites on my body had improved significantly in less than a month. After reinforcement treatment of experts, I have completely recuperated my health and I have become cheerful.
mandysimpkins414 Friday, February 21, 2014
plus, it is pure herb,and does not have any side effect, and no reoccurance. see more on the web of vitiligotcm
mandysimpkins414 Thursday, March 6, 2014
G K Tyagi[Delhi], I have been suffering with Skin- Allergy for the last 5-6 years, there is a feeling of itching specially in some parts of legs below knees, on my back, it is very high during night time. Kindly advise me for its cure. Thanks.
Gkt1949 Friday, January 3, 2014
hard skin surrounding some open wounds can get up to 3\16 in deep has done damage face legs hands andarms seams to follow veins sore area no real pain i do have a cat hardtofigger
archer Monday, January 14, 2013
i have gathered a 3 centimetre collection of fat on my left feet. what is it? can i cut it or remain as it is?
pickpick Monday, October 8, 2012
Please don't try to remove the fat by yourself. You may get infected. Go to your doctor before deciding to go for a surgery.
Advancells Sunday, September 29, 2013
i am preetam from orissa,india.i have skin disease from 1 and half i have skin irritation on my armpit and anus region.which medicine i should take........please help me......
preetamdebata Friday, August 3, 2012
The anus region sounds like a pilonial cyst. While difficult to endure it is treatable. Get to the dr ASAP. Also sounds like a cyst under your arm. My children's father is from New Delhi and suffers through the same issues
Catgut Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hello, this is sheila. Need help. I believe that I've skin fungal infections but my dermatologist said I've contact dermatitis and gave me very strong steroids oinment to put on the skin. So my hands, mainly on the fingers, on the palm, started with many clusters little blisters, which are very tiny and shiny, full of fluid, very itchy. They grow bigger, hardened up. It seems that other part of my body reacted with itching bumps too, on my face, neck. As I read that people on steroids can be more likely to suffer from fungis. Should I still use steroids oinment ?
Sheila12 Sunday, July 8, 2012
my patient having smal brown spots on neck area which is increasing slowly what it may be
rahman.ghani95 Wednesday, June 6, 2012
as seen on the picture its almost the same what i have, i'm suffering of this this, becaus eits so itchy, i can't resist not to scratch on it, please advice me what to do about this. Thank you very much.
benjie Tuesday, April 24, 2012
i have plamerplanter hyperkeritosis, tylosis affecting plams and soles. the skin is thick and yellow all over the palms and very thick and yellow all over the feet. it is extremely painful at times,especially evening, can any1 help or is any 1 affected buy this? thank u sue
susansaye Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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