Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis usually appears as an itchy rash, and sensitive or inflamed skin.
Rosacea appears as redness or pimples on the face. Red lines appearing on the face and swollen bumps on the nose are two other possible symptoms. Rosacea may also cause eye irritation and give a flushed appearance to the face.
Psoriasis is classified as scaly, red, itchy, or cracked skin can cause a crumbling finger- and toenails.
Chronic dry skin is often itchy and scaly, and may flake away when rubbed.
Intertrigo appears as scaly and crusty skin that can blister.
Seborrheic dermatitis can appear as redness on the back, neck, or face. Scaly skin and inflammation can also accompany this condition.
Seborrheic keratoses look like flat-topped warty growths. Frequent irritation and inflammation are also indicators.
This condition produces red, dry, and crusty areas on sun-exposed skin.
Leg swelling and discoloration are the main symptoms of this condition.
Ischemic Ulcerations can appear as ulcers over the bone and are characterized by blue and purple infected or crusty areas of skin.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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