Other common skin diseases

Treatment of frequently met skin diseases

Chicken skin (keratosis pilaris)

The medical name of this condition is keratosis pilaris. The most commonly affected parts of the body are armpits, thighs and buttocks, more rarely forearms and other areas, including the face. The reason for its occurrence is the surplus production of keratin, which accumulates in the hair follicles as plugs that resemble small “scratching” pimples. Most people with chicken skin have improvement in the summer and worsen during the winter months. This condition is mainly passed on by family genes and is viewed more as an aesthetic problem.
It is important to use the right products to soften and smooth the skin.


Folliculitis is a skin disease where the hair follicles become inflamed. Small red pimples appear often with purulent tips, accompanied by pain or itching. Most often they are formed after a waxing, shaving or other hair removal.

Bites of insects

The adverse effects of bites and insect stings are a common problem during the summer months. After a bite, skin reactions usually occur within a few hours, and patients most often notice rashes in the morning after having been bitten. Changes are numerous, vary widely between individuals, with some experiencing no reactions, others with severe, generalized rashes and even systemic reactions.
Their treatment is conservative and symptomatic in most cases. Light topical corticosteroids and topical and systemic antihistamines may be used to relieve pruritus that often accompanies this condition. In some cases, severe symptoms may require a short course of systemic corticosteroids. 

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis (also known as seborrheic eczema) is a common, chronic and discomforting condition that occurs in the formation of yellowish scales (dandruff) on the scalp or eyebrows, eyelashes, nose and nasal folds, although it may sometimes affect other parts of the body. It is often accompanied by reddening of the skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious and is not caused by poor hygiene.
In infants this condition is called “milk crusts” and are a temporary condition of the skin and usually disappear until the age of 3.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that can be controlled with appropriate therapy. It often exacerbates after long periods of remission.