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Common causes of skin diseases

Skin disorders and diseases can happen to anyone. However, getting a proper diagnosis of the type of condition that is present and finding an effective treatment is the best way to approach these skincare issues. Patients can also learn about the various reasons why these conditions develop, understanding their risk factors and getting a better picture of the medical issues that may arise due to their lifestyle, genetics, or exposure to others with skin disease.

What are some common causes of skin diseases?

Skin diseases and disorders may be caused by a number of different factors. These may include:

  • Bacterial trapped in hair follicles or skin pores
  • Viruses
  • Weakened immune systems
  • Genetic/hereditary factors
  • Fungus
  • Parasites or microorganisms
  • Contact with allergens or irritants
  • Contact with another infected person’s skin
  • Certain illnesses impacting the kidneys or thyroid
  • Certain health conditions and lifestyle factors

What medical conditions can contribute to an increased risk of skin diseases and disorders?

Below is a list of conditions that might be related to certain skin conditions, and should be evaluated and treated to reduce one’s risk.  They include:

  • Diabetes
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Pregnancy
  • Lupus
  • Stress
  • Sun exposure

How can I treat skin disorders?

Because of the wide variety of skin disorders that can impact a patient, it is vital that individuals get a thorough evaluation from a professional at Kendall Dermatology to determine the cause of the condition, the type of condition, and the best treatment for that unique condition. For some issues, patients might have to try various treatment methods until they find the one that works on their unique condition. Working with a skilled dermatologist is the first step in fighting these issues and finding an effective solution.

How do I learn more about skin disorders and diseases?

The team at Kendall Dermatology is here to assist new and returning patients in Miami, FL with their skincare needs. If you are ready to work with Dr. Aaron Coulon and his associates to evaluate your skin condition and find a helpful solution, call the office at (305) 595-0393 to request a consultation. We are open to new and returning patients at our practice, located at 9408 SW 87th Avenue, Suite #300.

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