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Itchy Skin Diseases

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A localized form of scleroderma results in patches of thickened skin, while systemic scleroderma is the form that has the greatest impact on peoples lives. There are two forms of systemic scleroderma: progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), sometimes known as just systemic sclerosis (SS), and CREST syndrome. Patients with systemic scleroderma may experience symptoms that affect that the esophagus, intestines, lungs, heart, and kidneys. CREST syndrome is named after its symptoms: calcinosis (calcium accumulation under the skin), Raynaud phenomenon (redness or blueness of fingers and toes), esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly (thickening and tightness of the skin that surrounds the fingers and toes), and telangiectasia (red skin blotches causes by dilated blood vessels). In addition to the skin symptoms caused by scleroderma, patients may experience joint pain, shortness of breath, wheezing, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, weight loss, heartburn, or eye itching and burning. Men and women are both at risk for scleroderma, but the majority of cases occur in women in their thirties and forties.
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Autoimmune Skin Disorders

It is characterized by itching, blisters, red bumps, swelling, oozing, scaling, and crusting. Though eczema is not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable and impact the eczema sufferer and those around the eczema sufferer. 2.Seborrheic dermatitis can be unsightly and an extremely annoying condition. Hair loss has been reported as the condition may interfere with the nutrition of the hair, resulting in possible hair loss. Due to the possible hair thinning causes of this condition, it should be treated promptly to deter and further hair loss. 3.Psoriasis is a chronic and disfiguring genetic disease. It is a buildup of excess skin tissue that looks red and thick and is covered with silvery scales.
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Common Skin Diseases and Disorders

Gilchrest said, adding that many of the lepers in the Bible probably actually had it. But researchers still do not know its cause. One hypothesis is that the body’s immune system turns on melanocytes, the skin’s pigment cells, destroying them. But Dr. James J. Nordlund, chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, said his data indicated that it is caused by a gene that disrupts the movement and storage of proteins within the pigment cells. Even if the disease does have a hereditary component, it may appear in such mild form in some individuals that it goes unnoticed.
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Doctor Says Michael Jackson Has a Skin Disease

Described below are the commonest skin diseases where itching is a prominent symptom. Itching in Dry Skin Dry skin is one of the commonest causes of itchy skin. Use of harsh soaps, heredity, winter dryness all contribute to excessive dry skin. Itching varies from mild to moderate severity and is intermittent in nature. Itchy Skin Caused by Allergic Dermatoses Skin diseases caused by allergy to a variety of chemical and biological agents are almost always accompanied by itchy skin rashes. Insect bite reactions. Especially in children, insect bites from mosquitoes and other crawling or flying insects can cause allergic and irritant reactions with moderate to severe pruritus.
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