Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease caused by a mite infestation. The condition is not related to personal hygiene, so anyone can get scabies.
Irritative eczema is an inflammation of skin caused by irritants such as cleaning solvents, detergents, and UV rays. Long term contact with these substances damages the skin’s ability to heal itself upon repeated exposure, even if the irritant is mild.
Keratosis pilaris is a genetic skin condition marked by rough, red bumps. These bumps of actually dead skin cells, caused by a buildup of keratin – a skin protein – which traps hair follicles
Urticaria, or hives, are itchy bumps on the skin that may occur within minutes of a triggering event.
Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. Most insect bites are minor and may cause the skin to swell and become red and itchy.
Erythema multiforme is a self-limited but recurring allergic reaction or infection. The condition is often associated with viral or bacterial infections or reactions to medication.
ermographism means “writing on the skin” and is a chronic form of urticaria (hives). Symptomatic dermographism may limit activity and thus reduce quality of life.