Skin Conditions

The terms "skin condition" and "skin disorder" are used interchangeably to describe various skin problems, from small red bumps on the skin to widespread rashes. Some skin conditions can be unsightly but harmless, while others may be contagious. Many skin conditions are also itchy or painful.

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Scalp Psoriasis vs. Dandruff: How to Tell the Difference and What to Do to Relieve Your Scalp Itch
An itchy, flaky scalp is a common skin complaint. Often it's just dandruff, but sometimes it can be a sign of a chronic health condition.
A Doctor Told This 24-Year-Old the Red Bumps Covering Her Body Were Bug Bites—But She Actually Had Psoriasis
Claire Spurgin had no idea what she was dealing with when she suddenly developed the splotchy red spots. It took months to get the right diagnosis—and then come to grips with it emotionally.
Psoriasis Causes, Plus 7 Things That Can Cause Symptom Flare-Ups, According to Dermatologists
Your genes and immune system play a role, but it's also important to know and manage your triggers.

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