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What Your Skin Irritation Could Mean, Part 2

Heart shape is drawn in body lotionOur skin can inform us about a variety of conditions developing in our body. Continuing with our list of common skin symptoms and what they can mean, below are three more forms of skin irritations that can occur.

Bumps: Bumps on the skin can be a variety of shapes and sizes and signal a couple of different things. Acne is the most common of these bumps that affect the skin and is caused by excess dirt and oil that builds up in the pores. Allergies can also cause bumps on the skin and can be red, patchy, swollen, scaly, or itchy and anywhere on the body.

Discoloration: Many things can cause skin discoloration. Psoriasis, for example, is an inflammatory skin condition that produces discolored, dry patches all over the body. Another skin condition called Vitiligo causes the cells to cease pigment production, resulting in white patches of skin. Opposite of Vitiligo, Melasma causes the skin to become darker than usual and most often occurs in pregnant women or those taking hormone-related drugs.

Dry Patches: Though many dry patches are just a simple case of dry skin, they can also signal something more severe. A common symptom of Psoriasis, dry patches can pop up anywhere on the body and be red, silver, white, or pink. Dry, scaly patches that are an odd texture or color could also be a sign of skin cancer and if you notice these symptoms, have yourself checked immediately.

At Colorado Skin Care, our dermatologist in Denver will help you diagnose and treat any skin concern you may be having. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (303) 740-4883.

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