Our team of experts has put together an exhaustive list including all skin conditions, disorders and problems you may encounter at one time or another.
Many of these conditions are quite common, such as acne, dermatitis and rashes, and you will likely recognize their names and perhaps already know a bit about what causes them and how to treat them. Others may not be that familiar to you, and may require a visit to the dermatologist to figure out what you have.
Either way, all of the skin conditions are presented alphabetically, so you can easily find what you are looking for below.
On each individual page, you will find an introduction, potential causes of the dermatological issue, and treatment options that you have, if treatment is necessary.
Some conditions call for simply applying a mild cream; others may require a visit to a prescription medication, an office procedure or even surgery. Regardless of what the condition is, it’s always a good idea to have things checked unless you are 100% sure you know what you are dealing with.
Here is a table of all of the common and not so common skin conditions, diseases and disorders. Take a look through all of them to find out more information on each…
Our Skin Conditions Index – From Acne to Yeast Infection
The 10 Most Common Skin Conditions
There are thousands of skin diseases and disorders out there, but some are more common that others. According to Medline Plus, here are the most common in no particular order:
1. Acne – We all face it at some point in our lives, and it is one of the most common skin conditions for adolescents as well as adults.
2. Hives – Those red, sometimes itchy bumps on your skin caused by allergic reaction, stress or a side effect of a medication you are taking.
3. Dermatitis – Inflammation of the skin, the most common of which is eczema, marked by dry, itchy, patchy skin. Typically an ongoing problem.
4. Moles – Usually small growths on the skin, and quite common, but should be inspected to make sure they aren’t becoming melanomas.
5. Wrinkles – The telltale sign of aging skin, we will all face wrinkles at some point in our lives.
6. Rosacea – Redness in the facial area, typically in the cheeks, nose and eyelids.
7. Skin Cancer – Taking various forms from melanomas to basal to squamous cell, it’s the most common form of cancer.
8. Shingles – Also known as herpes zoster, this is a rash often causing headaches, fever and fatigue.
9. Sun Burn – We all know what this skin condition in, caused by prolonged exposure to the sun without proper protection.
10. Athlete’s Foot – Marked by cracked, itchy red toes and feet, this common condition is usually introduced in a pool or locker room setting where fungi live in the warm, moist setting.
Skin Conditions – What You Need to Know
Wherever possible, we have included related skin conditions either within the body of the article or at the end for your reference.
Make sure you read through these as well as you may think that your skin problem is one thing when it is actually another. Many skin diseases present themselves similarly, and it is oftentimes difficult, even for doctors and experts, to determine what it is exactly.
Please remember, you should not try to diagnose your own skin condition. Although most of the time it’s nothing to worry about, you can never be too sure. It’s always a wise decision to have a doctor take a look just to be certain it is nothing to be concerned about.
Start your search by choosing from the links in the table.
If you don’t see a particular skin disease or condition here, send us an email and we’ll do our best to put together a new information page for you. We are always adding new and updated information to the site, so check back with us often.
Again, don’t self-diagnose when it comes to your skin or any other part of your body. Visit your dermatologist and let him or her take a look at your condition to make a proper diagnosis. You’ll be glad you did.