A Closer Look at Common Skin Conditions

Your skin is an important organ – the largest in the body. It’s the first line of defense against harmful bacteria and viruses. It helps retain nutrients and water and regulates your body’s temperature, but sometimes your skin can play tricks on you. Itchy bumps may develop or your skin may become dry and flaky. Here’s a look at some of the major types of skin conditions.

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD | Last Review Date: Oct 30, 2013

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  3. Contact Dermatitis. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/contact-dermatitis/DS00985.
  4. Psoriasis. American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/psoriasis.
  5. Shingles. American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/shingles
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  7. Rosacea. American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/rosacea
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