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Skin Conditions Homeostatic Imbalances More on Acne Burns Skin Cancers Wound Healing
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Skin Homeostatic Imbalances Infections Athletes foot Caused by fungal infection Boils and carbuncles Caused by bacterial infection Cold sores Caused by virus
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Skin Homeostatic Imbalances Allergies Contact dermatitis Exposures cause allergic reaction Autoimmune (genetic) Psoriasis Cause is unknown Triggered by trauma, infection, stress
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Skin Homeostatic Imbalances Common Symptoms Redness in the affected areas Rash, blisters, bumps, dry patches, scaly Oozing Itchy Inflamed Pain
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Skin Homeostatic Imbalances Common Treatments Topical Anti-itch Anti-inflammation Steroid Antibiotic or antifungal Keep affected area clean and dry Oral – antibiotics, antifungals and steroids in extreme cases Medical – draining, removal, surgery
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More On Acne Most common skin condition in US Occurs when oil glands or pores are blocked with dead skin cells and oil builds up = Acne Most prevalent during puberty Males mostly during puberty because of flux in testosterone (13-25 yrs old) Females lasts beyond puberty into 30-40s Can happen throughout life If have a family history more likely to have the same kind Genetic component to severe acne
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More On Acne More than pimples (pustules) Blackheads Whiteheads Papules Cysts Nodules Can be on back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks
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What is acne?
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