5 Common Skin Diseases and Their Treatments

There’s an endless list of skin disorders. Some of which are genetic and some are not. For some, there might be bacteria trapped under the skin or an allergic reaction to a certain product or anything that comes in contact with the skin.

According to dermatology statistics, there are over 2500 types of skin disease in the world. Ranging from the rarest to some pretty common skin disorders.

Here, I shall share a few common diseases and how you can individually treat them.

1.  Acne

Acne is a skin condition where oil and dead skin cells build up the hair follicle. This results in pimples/ whiteheads or blackheads.

Acne can be treated using topical creams and antiseptics. You can also use natural remedies like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and aloe vera among others.

Cleansing and moisturizing your face will also go a long way to prevent the development of acne.

There is also cosmetic-induced acne called acne cosmetica. For this type of skin condition, acne develops as a result of a trigger from the use of cosmetics.

The best way to get rid of acne cosmetica is by avoiding cosmetics that are expired or contain products that are irritants to your skin.

2.  Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis is a skin disorder that is caused by between the skin and an offending agent. The two types; irritant and allergic.

Irritant dermatitis is normally a result of your body coming into contact with an irritant while allergic dermatitis the skin comes into contact with something to which your body is allergic.

The triggers can be cosmetics, toiletries, soaps, lotion, and other products that may come into contact with your skin.

This causes an itchy rash, blisters, peeling of the skin, oozing of pus, and many other symptoms.

The best way to prevent cosmetic dermatitis is by being mindful of the products we apply to our faces and skin.

On how to treat feces by application of creams or medications prescribed by a doctor.

Prevention is always better than cure. One way to do this is by ensuring that you look at the contents of the product you want to apply on your skin and ensuring it is not a possible irritant to your skin.

Be cautious of where you purchase your products because some beauty brands sell expired or poor-quality cosmetics.

To be on the safe side before purchasing a beauty product I suggest you visit US-Reviews and search for beauty brands products online reviews.

It will give you a head start on what companies are best known to sell good products that pose no damage to your skin.

3.  Hives

Hives are red bumps and welts on the skin.

There is no one absolute trigger of hives on the skin however the most common ones are foods and medications.

Hives are very itchy.

In treating and getting rid of hives, antihistamine medications, and apply antihistamine cream, needless to say, they fade away on their own. Anti-inflammatory medicines can also come in handy to help reduce the size of the swelling.

4.  Athletes foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection caused by exposure to a warm and moist environment.

It is evident from an itchy, scaly rash, and stinks a lot.

The best way to avoid getting athlete’s foot is by ensuring you wear dry shoes and socks to prevent the buildup of moisture that will subsequently result in the growth of fungus.

If you already have athlete’s foot you can purchase over-the-counter medications, use hydrogen peroxide organic oils like tea tree and Neem oil.

5.  Eczema

Last but not least we have eczema. This is a skin condition where the skin becomes scaly, an intensely itchy and red rash.

It is very common among children but is not limited to children.

There are various types of eczema; atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, stasis dermatitis, and many more.

You may be required to get antihistamine drugs to help control the corticosteroid or steroid creams and ointments.


As much as we can regulate or be mindful of the products and things that our skin comes into contact with, some skin diseases come as a result of serious underlying diseases.

It is therefore equally important to make a stop at a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis other than relying on online articles to scale down to what might be the possible skin disease.