Six Severe Skin Disorders That Need Immediate Help



With time, millions of people are living deadly skin diseases. The increment in the number caused due to changes in the environment increased global warming and certain diet changes.

The self-diagnosis is difficult in skin conditions. Some skin disorders are severe or benign. The unknown range of severity makes the importance of immediate diagnosis. Professionals or dermatologists should make the diagnosis.

Six severe skin conditions

Persistent adult acne

It is an inflammatory skin condition. It is the eighth most common condition worldwide. Women are more affected than men, according to the studies. This acne might be mild, moderate, or severe.


The causes of acne can be

  • Family history
  • Changing in hormonal levels
  • Emotional stress
  • Physical stress
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria
  • Foods
  • Medications
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Follow a regular skin routine by using appropriate topical ingredients.
  • Moisturizing your skin is the key to reducing excessive dryness that causes acne.
  • To get effective results, you have to be patient and consistent with your skincare routine.
  • Minimizing stress, drinking enough water, eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and getting plenty of sleep is helpful.

Home remedies:
Such as the use of aloe vera, green tea extract, tea tree oil, zinc, vitamin A and probiotics.

Medical treatment:
It includes hydroxy acids, oral birth control pills, spironolactone, antibiotics, retinol, or Retin-A.


The condition is an inflammation of the skin. It is diagnosed with the reddish ras seen on the lower parts of the legs.The symptoms of dermatitis areDry skin, Itchiness, Blisters, Flaking skin, Thickened skin, and Bumps in hair follicles.

  • Genetics
  • Activation of the immune system
  • Environmental factors such as exposure to tobacco
  • Exposure to chemicals and other irritants
  • Moisturizing your skin with moisturizer cream
  • Avoid overheat
  • Decreasing stress
  • Bathing in lukewarm water

Cold sores

A severe cold causes a skin disorder. The condition arises more often in winters. It is a kind of painful condition. The symptoms associated with cold sores are tingling, burning, and itching. Red, swollen and painful area with blisters.


Things that trigger cold sores include

  • Fever
  • Stress
  • Cold
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Sunburn
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Menstruation
  • Creams contain prescription drugs such as acyclovir and denavir
  • Home remedies such as cold and damp compress.
  • Painkillers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen

Chickenpox virus

It is due to a virus that can mutate and cause severe skin conditions. Chickenpox is also known as shingles which means you are likely to have a rash in a particular part of the body. The symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, headache, pink or red bumps, and tiredness.


The infection was caused due to spreadable varicella-zoster virus.


The best way to prevent the chickenpox virus is the chickenpox vaccine. It provides complete protection from the virus.

Seborrheic keratosis

It is a noncancerous growth of skin. The lesions are usually brown, black, or light tan and look waxy or scaly. Seborrheic keratosis is noncontagious and harmless.

  • Older age
  • Family history with seborrheic keratosis
  • Hormone therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Sun exposure

Seborrheic keratosis has no way of complete prevention. However, if you suspect the condition, you should consult with a dermatologist.


Seborrheic keratosis treatment includes cryosurgery, electrosurgery, shave excision, hydrogen peroxide solution, nitric acid-zone solution, and ablation.


Cellulitis is a painful skin infection. The condition can spread to other parts of the body. The symptoms include pain, tenderness, redness, or inflammation of the affected area. The skin will appear tight, glossy, and swollen.


Cellulitis develops in skin injuries such as cuts, bug bites, and surgical wounds.


The treatment of cellulitis involves antibiotics administered orally or intravenously.

  • Avoid getting an injury on your skin
  • Keeping your skin clean and moisturized is helpful
  • Lose weight
  • Avoid smoking
  • Drink a moderate amount of alcohol
  • Take appropriate treatment of your other medical conditions
  • Your nail should be well-manicured
  • Treat your wounds immediately

When to visit a dermatologist

These conditions can compel you to consult a dermatologist immediately. Getting appropriate treatment within a short period can prevent the growth of skin disease.


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Acne Scars Reduction

Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Vitiligo Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment

Chemical Peeling

Lipolysis Injection

Thread Lifting

Anti-wrinkle Therapy

Dermal Fillers

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Dr. Navjot Arora , Dermaheal Skin & Hair Clinic

Dr. Navjot Singh Arora

MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy