Skin Diseases

Skin diseases include a variety of conditions that affect the skin and can manifest themselves in different symptoms. Common skin conditions include eczema, psoriasis, acne and dermatitis.

This article deals with the topic of skin diseases in general. Below you will find a list of specific skin conditions.

  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

    Non-melanoma skin cancer includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They grow slowly and rarely form metastases.

  • Melanoma

    Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that often grows aggressively and can form metastases early on.

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis, or plaque psoriasis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by rapid skin cell growth.

  • Atopic Dermatitis

    Atopic Dermatitis is a chronic skin condition also known as eczema.

  • Lupus Erythematosus

    Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease within the collagenosis group.

    Lupus Erythematodes

Symptoms of Skin Diseases

In most cases, symptoms of skin diseases are local signs of inflammation on the skin:

  • Redness of the skin
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Itching
  • Lumps and scaling
  • Painful inflammation

Causes of Skin Diseases

The triggers or causes are varied and are often multifactorial:

  • Environmental factors and poisoning
  • allergies
  • Immune disorders
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Stress and mental factors
  • Genetic predisposition

Treatment of Skin Diseases

Treatment options vary depending on the type of skin disease and should always take the cause into account.

  • Local creams
  • Medication
  • UV light therapy
  • Adaptation of the diet
  • Compensation of micronutrient deficiencies
  • Intestinal rehabilitation