Welcome to:
The Skin Disorders Pages!

Thank you for visiting the Skin Disorders Symptoms section of Symptoms 101. We are committed to providing you with the most up to date information on the internet today. Feel free to look around, and post comments if you feel inspired.

The Medical Symptoms Staff.


Eczema, is a red, flaky skin irritation, sometimes with cracking or patchy small blistering. In eczema, skin symptoms may develop as a rash, typically known as dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin (dermis). The rash is typically patchy and starts out as flaky and/or scaly dry skin on top of a red foundation of inflamed skin.

Continue reading "Eczema"

Posted by Staff | Comments ( 0 )


Psoriasis is a disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath when scratched. In the United States, it affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, navel, palms, ears and groin. Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious. Around a quarter of people with psoriasis also suffer from psoriatic arthritis, which is similar to rheumatoid arthritis in its effects.

Continue reading "Psoriasis"

Posted by Staff | Comments ( 1 )


Rosacea (roh-ZAY-shuh) is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. It begins as flushing and redness on the central face and across the cheeks, nose, or forehead but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, scalp or ears. As rosacea progresses, other symptoms can develop such as permanent redness, red bumps (some with some pus), red gritty eyes, burning and stinging sensations, small blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin, and in some advances cases a bulbous nose. The disorder can be confused and co-exist with acne vulgaris and/or seborrheic dermatitis. People that are fair-skinned, of European and Celtic ancestry, are disproportionately affected. Rosacea affects both men and women of all ages, but middle-aged women are more susceptible because of hot flashes caused by menopause.

Continue reading "Rosacea"

Posted by Staff | Comments ( 0 )


Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly, as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients. Treatment is generally with acyclovir. Many develop a painful condition termed postherpetic neuralgia.

Continue reading "Shingles"

Posted by Staff | Comments ( 5 )