16 Skin Diseases Which Primarily Affect Adults
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16 Skin Diseases Which Primarily Affect Adults

Eczema (Dermatitis) - Patches of scaling, flaking, and thickening skin which often itches. The skin color in the affected area may change. It appears anywhere on the body.
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Eczema (Dermatitis) - Patches of scaling, flaking, and thickening skin which often itches. The skin color in the affected area may change. It appears anywhere on the body.

Mononucleosis - A red rash with bumps, plus achiness, headache, sore throat, low fever, and persistent fatigue.

Lyme Disease - A red, circular lesion that widens as the center heals. It is often followed by a rash of small raised bumps on the trunk. Flu-like symptoms (chills, fever, nausea) may be present.

Candidiasis (fungal infection) - Moist, red patches which may be itchy. It is usually where skin surfaces rub together. In babies, it will be an inflamed diaper rash.

Hives - Rash that suddenly appears and looks like tiny goose-bump patches, spots, or red and itchy welts. They cover sizeable areas of the body.

Athlete's Foot - Scaling, cracking, and inflamed blisters between the toes of the feet; often severe itching and burning sensation.

Psoriasis - Silvery, scaly patches usually on the scalp under the hair or on the ears, arms, legs, knees, elbows and back. But it may appear elsewhere on the body.

Shingles - Groups of tiny, painful blisters which are sensitive to the touch and eventually crust over, scab, then fall off. It is usually on abdomen below ribs, but can occur elsewhere. It may be accompanied by achiness, chills, and fever.

Rosacea - Small, reddening bumps and pimples, usually on the nose and center of face. Although resembling acne, it is a chronic condition. It is usually in people over 40 years of age.

Scabies - Persistent, itchy rash with small, red lumps which may become dry and scaly. Fine, wavy dark lines go outward from some bumps. It is usually between fingers, forearms, wrists, breasts, or genitals.

Seborrhea - Yellowish, greasy, flaky patches of skin that becomes scaly and forms crusts. It is usually on scalp, face, and/or chest, but may appear anywhere.

Leucoderma (Vitiligo) - Loss of skin color, especially in black or dark-skinned people; white patches, surrounded by a dark border.

Keratosis - (Sharkskin) - The rough goose bump skin on your elbows, back, arms, thighs, and buttocks. It feels somewhat like sandpaper.

Lupus Vulgaris - Great fatigue and depression; rough, red skin patches; chronic nail fungus; low-grade chronic fever; rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Food or Drug Allergy - Generally appears as a reddish or pink, flat rash; sometimes with itching and/or swelling.

Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac - An intensely itchy red rash, with oozing blisters. Sometimes, only a few, tiny, itching spots; can be spread by itching.

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These are very common skin disorders indeed, Levy. Sorry I'm out of votes.