Skin diseases are common, and are the reasons why people search for different kinds of yeast, bacterial and fungal infection along with acne treatment. Currently, you may even experiencing one of these ailments highlighted by severe itch, along with redness and at times, horrendous smells. The best way to avoid them is to know their origins and the factors that cause their growth, since doing so will help you avoid and prevent them. Let's cut to the chase and learn a few facts:
Acne – pimples, blackheads and white heads
- Dirt – blackheads are filled with dirt, dead skin cells and other residue. They also cause pimples by clogging the pores. This in turn causes an inflammatory response.
- Oil – facial oils are naturally-occurring, and is the primary reason why you have acne. It clogs Along with dirt, it clogs your pores and forms whiteheads and pimples.
- P. acne and staph bacteria – acne can also be caused by bacteria, and the microbe causing it inherited its name. Other than that, staph bacteria, especially the ones that cause boils, are also major contributors.
Ringworm – dry, scaly, red and itchy lesions
This skin disease is one of the most common in the United States, and it is caused by the Tinea type of fungus. Although superficial at worst and is pretty easy to treat, it is very uncomfortable and they may pop up in sensitive areas in the human body. Here are the factors that contribute to their growth:
- Perspiring and tight-fitting clothes – if you're an athlete, be sure to take a shower immediately after strenuous physical activity. Letting sweat stay will open up the way for ringworm formation, and they could appear anywhere: from the armpits, torso, neck, feet (athletes foot) and even the groin area (jock itch).
- Wearing and sharing dirty clothes – ringworm is contagious, and one of the popular modes of transmission is through wearing dirty clothes used by someone with ringworm. Keep these in mind: never share dirty clothes and never wear dirty and sweaty clothes again.
- Being in physical contact – let's say that you're a high school wrestler and you had a tussle with a large, hairy guy with a ringworm. Although he smelled horrendous, you managed to pull through and barely win the match. After 24 hours, certain parts of your body start itching, while circular and scaly spots appear. As mentioned earlier, ringworm is contagious and can be spread through skin-to-skin contact.