SKIN

Almost 20-30 % of the population in UK and USA have skin diseases. 10 % ending up in seeing their family doctors for treatment.

Skin diseases can harm individuals in a number of ways.

1.Discomfort

Itchin or pain eg. Eczema

2.Disfigurement

Embarassment and withdrawal eg. Birth marks, acne vulgaris etc.

3.Disability

Loss of work and wages eg dermatitis of hands and feet

  1. Death

Rare but still seen eg,.angioderman, metastatic skin diseases.

 

There are more than 2000 skin conditions. I will list as the more common ones.