The skin is the largest and one of the most vulnerable organs of the body. While infrequently life threatening, skin disorders can be uncomfortable and may cause chronic disabilities. Furthermore, because the skin is so visible, skin disorders can lead to psychological stress. There are many disorders of the skin that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Common Skin Disorders

Some of the more common skin disorders are listed below with a brief description of each for general information, bearing in mind that a diagnosis should always be made in person by a physician or healthcare professional.


Eczema is a disease in the form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis. This encompasses a broad range of skin conditions. Eczema includes dryness, rashes, redness, ...

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