What are the most probable reasons for skin diseases?

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  1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
    Freda Raffealposted 13 years ago

    Skin diseases are common these days what are the most common reasons

    1. profile image0
      Ghost32posted 13 years agoin reply to this


      Can't have a skin disease without it.

    2. itcoll profile image60
      itcollposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      stress can also be a factor.

    3. pylos26 profile image72
      pylos26posted 13 years agoin reply to this


    4. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Too much exposure to the suns rays. Wearing a cap will cure

    5. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Lets not forget house hold cleaners: laundry soap, softener,., shampoos, things we use for the first time. Sometimes even what your derma, or Dr. may prescibe to you may have an allergic reaction to your immune or skin. Or types of jewelary. Or clothes on your body. Some fabrics can leave an allery on your skin. Perfumes,.

      1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
        Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        yes nikki these are some of the probable reasons

    6. livewithrichard profile image76
      livewithrichardposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It has to be gamma rays, cover up people. cool

    7. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image58
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Fungus infection and toxic environment.

      Jyoti Kothari

      1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
        Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        thanks sir ..

    8. profile image56
      patspnnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Fungus and skin damage from too much sun.

    9. double_frick profile image61
      double_frickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      chemical and food allergies and nutritional deficiencies.
      i think that systemic candida infection is a common, but often overlooked problem that cause symptoms ranging from IBS to symptoms that can mimic neurological disease or mental illness.
      and definitely all kinds of skin problems.

      for the record, adding coconut oil to your diet and cutting out sugars can keep that candida in check. smile

    10. profile image0
      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      not many people think about this, but dander from pets and dust mites that are common in homes and in the air

    11. Emilyfv profile image60
      Emilyfvposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with most on here but it's actually not one or the other but a combination of various effects from the environment, poor air quality, fast food, chemically laden packaged store food, bad chlorine filled water, exposure to too much medications (i.e. antibiotics -they give those things out like its candy! but so harmful to immune) chemical laden hygiene products such as lotions, soaps, and shampoo. This is our daily life! This takes its toll on some faster than others and acne occurs. That is also the cause for adult acne in those who never had acne as a teen also. Sad but not incureable.

    12. profile image54
      perry15posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Friends......

      1.Excess production of sebum

      2.Infection with propionibacterium which colonizes in pilosebaceous ducts and act on lipids to cause inflammatory changes.

      3.Blockage of pilosebaceous ducts.



  2. Cagsil profile image77
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I would think that it would be the carbon-monoxide from the fumes of trucks, companies, cars and other vehicles.

    I think it dramatically ages the skin. How much damage is done exactly? I don't know, because I haven't looked into it.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Chemicals from pollution triggering super sensitivity tissue reactions , maybe hmm

  4. elayne001 profile image82
    elayne001posted 13 years ago

    My dermatologist told me too much sun causes skin problems that can become diseases and even cancer.

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yep I agree with elayne! Mine told me that as well.

    2. dheen profile image58
      dheenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you..sunscreen cream is a must.

  5. kiwi gal profile image60
    kiwi galposted 13 years ago

    Chemicals...In everything packaged..and not packaged. Food...lotions for skin etc.
    Gee even the water in some countries have chemicals added to kill germs.  Probable cause of diseases...this is my opinion anyways.

  6. Freda Raffeal profile image59
    Freda Raffealposted 13 years ago

    ya its true that stress can also be a major factor. My friend says that drinking water and having lots of fruits in daily diet plan can be a great way to keep skin healthy...What do you think?

  7. curtis thomas profile image61
    curtis thomasposted 13 years ago

    Skin problems stomach problems leg problems problems just ask for the purple pill you saw on tv stay hunkered down in front of the tv with aluminum foil on your head keep the doors locked and don't talk to nobdy.

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    sometimes it is the weather and proper hygiene

    and sometimes you are allergic to the food you eat

    and chemicals too

  9. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    Allergies to chemicals in the environment and food and drink and weakened immune systems!

  10. Mezo profile image63
    Mezoposted 13 years ago

    The question is very genera and broad, the causes to skin diseases can be:
    -Autoimmunity, or unknown causes
    -Low immunity and nutritional deficiencies

    or a combination of more than one reason (certain infection are more common in persons with low immunity)

    1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
      Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i have also seen people writing in forums that psoriasis is a hereditary disease

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    Denno66posted 13 years ago

    The sun.

  12. Freda Raffeal profile image59
    Freda Raffealposted 13 years ago

    human extract in skin??  Check out the news http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/no … -human-fat

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

    genetics, chemicals, and allergies

  14. apricotmousse profile image56
    apricotmousseposted 13 years ago

    -sun damage
    -hormonal imbalance
    -poor hygiene

  15. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    Genetics, negative lifestyle, poor diet, the sun, etc.

  16. mel22 profile image61
    mel22posted 13 years ago

    zinc deficiency

  17. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    All of the above, and since skin is the largest organ of the human body, it's bound to catch a lot of troubles.

  18. topshelf profile image61
    topshelfposted 13 years ago

    genetics/heredity, stress, and how well your diet is.

  19. Freda Raffeal profile image59
    Freda Raffealposted 13 years ago

    use of cosmetics can also be a reason for skin diseases

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    AdviceDoctorposted 13 years ago

    Non of you thought off tanning beds and all that crap?

  21. neysajasper profile image61
    neysajasperposted 13 years ago

    pollution and teh hard rays of sun are the most common reasns of skin diseases..it can be cured but still precaution is better thn cure always!

    1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
      Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yeah true

  22. Karina S. profile image60
    Karina S.posted 13 years ago

    The sun

    1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
      Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yeah the ultra violet rays..

  23. jacobkuttyta profile image36
    jacobkuttytaposted 13 years ago

    may be vitamin deficiency

  24. jacobkuttyta profile image36
    jacobkuttytaposted 13 years ago

    and sin

    1. Freda Raffeal profile image59
      Freda Raffealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sin with skin???

  25. Cleanclover profile image43
    Cleancloverposted 13 years ago

    poor personal care, dirty  habits, taking bath once a week, rolling in germs

  26. A Hurrell profile image59
    A Hurrellposted 13 years ago

    Heredity, over exposure to harmful UV rays especially in childhood, chemical exposure, bacterias, viruses, fugi.

  27. True Cures profile image61
    True Curesposted 13 years ago

    Fungus is the number one cause for all skin diseases even STD's.

    I discovered this in 2009 and it is so easy to prove.  Buy several over the counter fungicides like Lotrimin, Tinactin or Monostat and apply twice a day as directed on the label.

    It doesn't matter what kind of suspicious disease you are diagnosed, if you apply a fungicide and you get real relief it is because fungus is the cause.  Even crusty skin cancer will respond extremely well to the right fungicide. 

    Because there are hundreds of different types of fungus, you may have to try several types before you get the perfect one.  Usually any fungicide will give major relief but the right formula could eliminate the disease once and for all.

    If it is a skin disease it is a 95% chance it is a fungus, treat it as such and enjoy the relief.

  28. donotfear profile image82
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    Auto-immune and vitamin deficiancy.

  29. Shinkicker profile image93
    Shinkickerposted 13 years ago

    I would agree that bad diet is a major factor

  30. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    Rancid cottage cheese.

  31. Michael Willis profile image67
    Michael Willisposted 13 years ago

    I would say genetics and environment. Not just pollutants, but humidity can cause problems as well. I deal with tinea versicolor (it is a skin fungus) and high humidity in late spring and summer are miserable times, especially when sweating. I have even noticed stress making it worse, just not causing it.

  32. True Cures profile image61
    True Curesposted 13 years ago

    Excessive carbs and sugars feed fungus and that is the only way diet plays a roll in skin disease. 

    Fungus is 90% to 95% cause of all skin diseases.  If you people will try over the counter fungicides you WILL help change medicine.

    Tinactin and Lotrimin will do more of a rash, cold sore, itch, psoriasis or eczema than any antibiotic, antiviral, steroid or prescription with the exception of prescription fungicides.

    Do the research by using them and have your friends and family use them and you will know that fungus is the answer to this hub. From that point on this hub can be a support group for curing skin diseases instead of people just guessing and clouding the truth.

  33. double_frick profile image61
    double_frickposted 13 years ago

    if the problem is a fungal infection it is usually systemic in chronic skin conditions. unless you can EAT the OTC fungal treatments you mentioned (you can't, so don't) then this won't treat anything but the physical symptom/manifestation of the cause. besides, those medicines have a lot of detrimental chemicals in them, it shouldn't be overused.

    i've heard the anti-candida diet is effective. other than that if you suspect its a candida or other type of internal fungal problem then a doctors visit would be advisable, not treating with lotrimin.


    1. True Cures profile image61
      True Curesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The anti-candida diet is just about as useless on external fungus as OTC fungicides for systemic fungus, furthermore Candida is the least of a person's fungal worries.  Over the counter fungicides are going to be the single most effective treatment for any external signs and symptoms of fungus, or in other words ANY skin disease.  You can try all the herbal and "all natural" products but in the end you will find OTC fungicides safer and more effective because it doesn't matter what you use, it has to have the power to kill fungus which means it must be able to poison fungus. 

      A doctors visit would be a waste of money and nothing they can prescribe will work better than Lotrimin or Tinactin sprays or creams.  Not only do you waste the money on the visit, you will pay for a prescription that will not come close to the effectiveness of a Walmart OTC fungicide.

      There is only one way to cure systemic fungus and that is to engage your own immune response and that response requires no medicine or products so your doctor will not touch any cures for skin diseases by curing fungus.  Knowledge is the cure.  Study fungus and find the truth and a cure will be the end result.  If you are not cures, you haven't found the truth. 

      Or you can toss your money away on medicine and suffer for the rest of your life.  I suggest you all Google fungus and dig deep.  Forget about medicine western or alternative, both are businesses that thrive off of your disease.  A cure will kill the cash cow so you will not find the truth in medicine of any kind.

  34. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 12 years ago

    Root Oil

  35. JohnCW profile image61
    JohnCWposted 12 years ago

    As I know cellulitis infection (one of most common skin disease)is usually caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria (staph or strep).
    Important is to say that in most cases this type of skin disease is occurred on area where the skin was previously broken, that may be cuts, blisters, burns, cracks in the skin, surgical wounds and else.

  36. lotuslove19 profile image65
    lotuslove19posted 12 years ago

    If you do not take care of your body ,it suffers from skin diseases at some time of your life ,humidity can trigger the condition as it becomes a breading place for the parasites ,so just keep your self clean and wear clean clothes ,eat healthy so that your immune system never falls down ,and you are always healthy with supple skin,yet if you have any skin problem the best thing is to use alum over the affected area ,see how you benefit .

  37. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 12 years ago

    The skin is the body's second largest excretory organ after the colon. If you're having skin problems it is most likely because your colon is blocked and cannot operate efficiently enough. There are lots of very gentle colon-cleansing herbal remedies that can be researched on the web. Chances are if you go this route you will see a marked improvement in your skin.

  38. BDazzler profile image79
    BDazzlerposted 12 years ago

    I have not read most of the replies, so if this is a a repetition, please pardon me ....

    My friends all refer to "Water" as "Dr. Dave's prescription".  Most Americans do not drink enough water.  It cleanses the colon (Hi Madame X!) and the pours, it is the definition of "natural" moisturizer.  It helps maintain proper temperature. It flushes toxins that make the skin look bad. 

    Water is great stuff.

  39. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 12 years ago

    Hi BD! I recommend reading "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" I can never remember the author's name (even though I wrote a hub about it!! my bad). This guy is a genius and outlines the extraordinary benefits of being properly hydrated.

  40. bonita5064 profile image60
    bonita5064posted 12 years ago

    I picked up a skin rash in 2007, I did a little research to find out how a received this particular rash.  The reading material stated this rash was due to a weakening immune system.  Fist, I would find out if your immune system is hyperactive or normal.  Then find out how to improve your immune system or lessen its hyperactivity.

    Also, consider getting an allergy test.


    1. She-rah profile image69
      She-rahposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with several people above! Candida, one that I suffer, is overlooked by doctors. They don't even recognize it as a medical condition. Toxic environment, tainted foods, allergies to common every day things like soaps, shampoos, laundry detergents, etc. Weakened immune system from toxic overload!!! I suffer all of this and it has caused  many skin problems for me, staph, candida, acne, precancer cells. I was considered completely autoimmune until 6 months ago.  It all weakens the immune system until it spiral out of control causing various autoimmunities. The skin expels what toxins the liver can't keep up with. It's the largest organ of the body that breaths, needs good nutrition inside and out, and removes toxins. I actually have a hub on exposure to various allergens/ toxins, how it effects our bodies, and why doctors do not recognize these conditions.

  41. Healthy Living Is profile image54
    Healthy Living Isposted 12 years ago

    Skin diseases happen for many reasons.  One reason is that a person's hereditary factors determine what weaknesses he or she will have during their life time.  Our bodies are predetermined for the weaknesses, but can we do anything about preventing a severe outcome to a blue print already created?
    By using proper methods such as sun screen to avoid harmful sun rays, and reporting to the doctor unusual markings on the skin,  will aid our defense to promote good skin.
    Skin diseases are common and occur as acute problems and chronic ones.  A dermatologist is a good source to check on any suspicious skin changes that may have occurred.

  42. climberjames profile image57
    climberjamesposted 12 years ago

    UV Over-exposure?

  43. Freda Raffeal profile image59
    Freda Raffealposted 12 years ago

    would like to hear more from people who have suffered chronic skin diseases like psoriasis


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