Skin Disorders Essays

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Skin Disorders I chose my topic because I have a skin condition, and I thought it might be a good idea to research different skin disorders. I have eczema on my foot and it was a very irritable skin disorder to go through. But thanks to the miracle of modern day medicine, all I'm left with is a scar and it is barely noticeable. Since that's my skin disorder I will begin with eczema and work my way down to pressure sores.
Eczema is a term used to describe itchy, red inflammation of the skin with oozing of fluid and crusting, which doctors also describe as atopic dermatitis. People who have eczema usually have a family history of asthma, hay fever and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Dermatitis affects about one in every five people at some
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Although shingles affects millions of adults by the time they reach 80, it is not uncommon for younger people to develop the virus. Shingles is an infection of the central nervous system, in particular, the dorsal root ganglia of the spine, which migrates through sensory nerves to the skin. There it manifests (usually on the upper trunk) as painful, bumpy, fluid-filled eruptions or vesicles. Shingles may also cause nerve pain. Shingles can affect the eyes. This is due to the fact that the eyes are connected to nerves that may be infected with the virus. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to minimize the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications that may compromise vision. Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus that caused chickenpox. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remain inactive in certain nerve roots within your body for many years; if the virus becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause shingles. Shingles causes a painful rash of small blisters that typically appear on the body, often in a band on the chest and back. Other serious problems that may result from shingles include skin infection, muscle weakness, scarring, and decrease or loss of vision or hearing.
Pressure sores are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by constant pressure or friction. Other names for this type of damage include bed sores, pressure ulcers. The skin over bony