Skin Condition? How to determine what is causing it?

Skin Conditions

Also known as:  Cutaneous or Dermatologic disorders
Please see a medical professional!

A cutaneous condition is any medical condition that affects the integumentary system — comprised of the entire surface of the body and including skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. The major function of this system is as a barrier against the external environment.   Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.

A skin condition is caused by the following influences Internal, External, or a combination of both.


Here is a sample of questions to ask yourself:

Questions Internal External
Eaten anything new? X
New Medication? Vitamin or herbal supplement? X
Been ill?  X  X
Have I been drinking enough water? X
How much alcohol or caffeine do you drink? X
Any change in my hormones?(Puberty, Menopause, Pregnancy, or Menstruating) X
What is the weather like?  X
Have I been sweating?  X
Bitten by an insect? Or exposed to an irritant?  X
Do you wear make up? X
What kinds of skin care products do you use? X
How often do you cleanse your skin?Have I had any skin treatments, waxing, or dermatological procedures done recently? X
How often are you outside? X
Has a family member had the same problem?What do you have in common? X X

While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

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