Infographic: Common Skin Diseases in America

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Pattonville High School student Kaylin Harris-Brown illustrates the most common skin diseases. Have you suffered from one of these?

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The Most Common Skin Diseases in the United StatesRosacea is a skincondition that turns your face red, cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne.

By: Kaylin Harris-BrownHives is a rash thatis triggered by something that produces an allergic reaction(Medical News Today)

Moles are growthsproduced on the skin. A vast percentage of the population has moles but they are harmless on most people. Sometimes they can be cancerous, but they can be taken off of the skin.(Medical News Today)

Common Wartsare seen growths on the skin that is caused by the human papillomavirus infection (HPV)(Medicine Net)

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Psoriasis isa common skin condition that causes redness, flaky patches and irritation

(Medical News Today)

Acne is a skin disease that involvesthe oil glands in the skin. It happens mostly in teenagers and women during their pregnancy(Live Strong)

(Medical News Today)

Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red, dry, itchy and cracked(Medical News Today)

Melanoma is a cancerousgrowth that develop when unrepaired DNA damages the skin cells and triggers mutation that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection thatis caused by streptococcal bacteria. This forms pustules and yellow crusty sores(Live Strong)

(The Skin Care Foundation)

Resources: -U.S. National Library of Health -The Skin Care Foundation -Medicine Net -Ravalli Republican -Health & Welfare

-Medical News Today -Live Strong -American Academy of Dermatology -ACAII -American Cancer Society -NIAMS

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-National Psoriasis Foundation-Yahoo Voices

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