I want some notes about skin problems.

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mapriem eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Any change in the skin, including rashes and spots, can be classified as general skin problems. There are rare skin diseases as well as the very common conditions that most people experience during their life. These may include boils and carbuncles, warts, corns and calluses, eczema and dermititis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, hives, athletes foot, impetigo, cellulitis, sunburn, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and the most serious, malignant melanoma (skin cancer). Teens are very prone to sunburn which can lead to skin cancer,so using appropriate sunscreen with a Sun Protective Factor (SPF) is paramount for healthy skin. Also many teens are prone to acne. There are many over the counter remedies used as treatments, as well as prescriptive medicines that prove to be very effective.

lynn30k eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is such a general question. There are an incredible number of things that can affect the skin. It is the first line of defense for the body against all sorts of things in the environment. The skin can be adversely affected by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, things in the diet, trauma, and radiation. These seem to be listed separately in the eNotes reference section, though you can certainly use the various resources in the biology section. I've included a link from the NIH (National Institute of Health) below, as it appears to have everything you might possibly want all in one place.

loraaa | Student
Skin problems are common for people of all ages. Whether you suffer with a rash, itchy skin, skin fungus or infection, skin bumps, or skin tags, there’s good treatment available for a variety of skin diseases. If you have oily or dry skin, talk to your doctor about your particular skin condition and learn the best methods to clean, treat, and protect your skin.

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