A Look at Other Skin problems

Dry skin, itching, red skin, sun burns, skin rashes are some of the most common skin problems that affect any age group. Going from clear skin to getting this at the same time or close to menopause and all its adverse symptoms has seriously effected my self esteem and my ability to enjoy life or even like myself very much I have done so much searching on my own thru the internet and local doctors- the maca seems to be helping in some of the menopausal symptoms, which is good but not all including this skin disorder which is greatly effecting my emotional and social well-being.

No one seems to know what causes it, although I’ve read alot about androgen effects and that it happens mostly in elderly men, however some women have it also, was told there is no cure and that I just have to live with it and that they feel it runs in families however no one in my family had or has this skin disorder, except me. I can’t imagine living with sebaceous hyperplasia as it progressively gets worse or perhaps become deformed looking, the rest of my life.

Writing in the 2008 edition of “Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine,” Stephen E. Straus, of the National Institutes of Health, describes the subtle differences between the rash associated with chicken pox and the rash associated with shingles.

Herpes and shingles produce virtually identical skin blisters; however, Lawrence Corey, M.D., University of Washington professor, writes in the 2008 edition of “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine,” that blisters due to herpes simplex virus infections average two to three times larger.

Death, explain Lane and Fauci, results not from the skin rash, but from severe systemic symptoms that accompany it. While shingles, chicken pox and herpes can also produce systemic symptoms, they are characteristically mild and rarely result in death.

Unlike shingles, chicken pox and herpes, which all produce crops of lesions that exhibit different stages treatment of Keratosis Pilaris of healing, smallpox blisters start healing at the same time, giving the rash a uniform appearance.

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