The Causes Of 9 Rare Skin Conditions


The Causes Of 9 Rare Skin Conditions Have you ever noticed a patch of itchy red
bumps on your skin and not known what it was? You know… those ones that look like permanent
goosebumps? Have a skin condition that you can’t seem
to identify? Well we here at Bestie want to help you alleviate
your worries, so today we’re going to explore various uncommon skin conditions. But first, before we begin this video, don’t
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so you never miss our new videos! Alright, let’s explore some our first of many
skin conditions. This type of rash looks like dozens of tiny
red bumps are grouped together and sometimes it’s referred to as ‘chicken skin’. If you’ve noticed this chicken skin before
and not been sure what it is or what to do, worry not! It’s actually a pretty common condition
and the official name for it is keratosis pilaris. Although we probably prefer “chicken skin”. It just sounds a lot lighter than “keratosis
pilaris”. Keep on watching if you’ve experienced this
and would like to know how to reverse and prevent this chicken skin that sometimes shows
up on your thighs or arms. Keratosis Pilaris is a condition that mainly
affects the upper arms on the back and it can also show up on the backs of your thighs. There are more rare forms of keratosis that
can affect the eyebrows, face, and sometimes even the scalp. In extremely rare cases, the rash can cover
your entire body. It’s a genetic skin disorder, so if this
happens to you, you can thank your parents. According to experts, keratosis pilaris happens
when there is too much keratin in the skin’s hair follicles. Keratin is usually found in the tough outer
layer of the skin, this causes the surface to thicken. Excess Keratin blocks the hair follicles with
hard, rough, skin which in turn, widens your pores. This is why your skin appears red and patchy. Keratosis is not contagious but there’s
also no cure for it. It usually improves as the afflicted person
ages, and some people are lucky to be rid of Keratosis by the time they hit 25. Although there’s no cure, there are a few
things you can do to help it. Use soap-free cleansers as soap actually dry
out your skin cells, and moisturize frequently. Diligent skin care is needed to help alleviate
this horrible condition, so take care. So now that we’ve adequately covered keratosis
pilaris, why don’t we go through a couple more rare skin conditions? Here’s a tip– these next couple of skin
conditions are kind of gross, so if you’ve got a weak stomach, don’t proceed. However, if you’ve got a yearning to see all
things medical and rare than be our guest and keep watching. Who knows? You might find some information about the
treatment that you’re looking for. 1) Peeling Skin Syndrome. The summer is fun sure, but the way it burns
our perfectly clear skin is almost unbearable. We go from having nice, smooth skin to dry,
red, rough and worst of all– peeling dead skin. Imagine if you had to experience that peeling
all the time. This is the life of people with Peeling Skin
Syndrome. A genetic disease that starts when you’re
young, with peeling skin syndrome you can almost always peel the top layer of your skin
off. Not that it hurts or anything, it just has
a tendency to become irritated and blistery, which can lead to a lot of pain. Petroleum jelly and medicine that you would
put on warts or calluses might work to make it look or feel better if your rough skin
is causing you discomfort. But be warned– avoid other typical skin
treatments. They probably won’t help and can even be harmful. 2) Chromhidrosis. Sweating, while an indicator of a good workout,
isn’t really all that fun. You get wet, you get stinky and then a couple
hours, your skin is all dry and sticky. There is a way to make sweating more enjoyable
however, all you need to do is find a way to contract Chromhidrosis! According to WEBMD, the people with this affliction
sweat colors. That’s right, you heard me: they sweat colors. Yellow, green, blue, brown, or black were
the colors we could find reported, so we don’t even know if that’s their limit! If SOMEHOW having colorful sweat seems like
a burden to you and you’d like to get rid of it, apparently there is some treatment. It’s reported that using a specific cream
everyday or regular botox shots will close up your sweat glands, meaning you’ll no longer
be a walking talking rainbow. How sad! 3) Necrobiosis Lipoidica. All these skin conditions sure are a good
time we know, but is there one to let me know whether or not I have diabetes? Sure there is! Necrobiosis Lipoidica, a skin disease that
often takes place around the shins is one of the early signs of diabetes. If you have Necrobiosis Lipoidica, there’s
a good chance you’ve also got diabetes or are about to get it. So how can you tell if you’ve got Necrobiosis
Lipoidica? Well, small, raised splotches will start to
grow near your shins. Slowly, they will turn from splotches to large
patches. They’ll go from being bright red and raised
to flatter, but with a red outline and yellowish center. Here, the skin will be thin and will split
easily. The split skin will form ulcers that could
lead to skin cancer. If you find these sores on yourself, seek
medical attention immediately. 4) Epidermolytic Ichthyosis. As if parenting wasn’t scary enough, here
comes this horrible rare skin condition that’ll turn your baby into a fish! Not literally, but it does derive its name
from the Greek word for “fish”. A genetic disease that you’ll pass onto your
poor unsuspecting child, according to WEBMD it forms “red, blistered, raw-looking skin
that’s thick in places, injures easily, and gets inflamed”. These “scales” will form rows all around your
body, making it dry and giving you rough skin. If you try to remove this rough, dry skin,
it’ll leave what’s left fragile and prone to infection. 5) Morgellons Disease. We’re sure you’ve heard the old trope about
drug addicts feeling like they have bugs on their skin when there’s nothing actually there. Well, maybe some of these stereotypes were
victims of the scary Morgellons Disease. With this affliction, you constantly feel
like there’s something crawling on, biting, or stinging you. The disease can also lead to problems with
memory, mood, and concentration. Often, doctors will notice the warning signs
of Morgellons Disease and suggest therapy, because the disease is more than likely a
mental one. 6) Erythropoietic Protoporphyria. Some might think it’s cool to be a mutant,
but that’s only the case if you get to shoot lasers from your eyes or get to heal on command. People with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria
might not agree, because they’re not so lucky. Because of their mutation, their bodies have
a hard time processing a light sensitive chemical called protoporphyrin. The chemical builds up at the top layer of
their skin and then makes them tingly. Or worse, it itches. Or, even worse, it burns. If these people don’t cover up around even
the most sensitive of light sources, it could cause them great pain. Some doctors recommend that people who have
this condition get more vitamin A or iron, but depending on the severity anyone who has
this might want to see a doctor. 7) Leprosy. Although it is entirely curable if tended
too quickly, Leprosy is still a pretty scary skin condition. And even though a lot of us are naturally
immune, you could get it one of two ways: 1) you get it from someone else (note to self,
stay away from lepers) or 2) handling an armadillo (note to self, stay away from armadillos). Leprosy is a nerve disease that starts with
little pink patches developing on your skin. These patches will be pretty insensitive to
light or temperature. Eventually, you’ll start to get numbness and
tenderness in your hands and feet. Then, if left untreated, you’ll experience
tissue loss. This is caused because cartilage is absorbed
into the body, causing fingers and toes to become shortened and deformed. So our, and most medical professional’s, advice
is to go to see the doctor if you’re worried. 8) Elastoderma. The powers of Mr. Fantastic and Elastic Man
sure LOOK fun, but the disease associated with them sure isn’t. It’s called Elastoderma and it happens when
your body starts to produce too much elastin. Elastin is the protein that your skin uses
to become elastic and flexible, and too much of that is never good. If you have Elastoderma, your skin won’t spring
back when stretched and will often leave you with an abundance of sags and folds. The scariest part about this disease– doctors
have no idea why it occurs. Often if a patient comes in with the disease,
WEBMD reports that the physician will just cut off the access skin. Unfortunately, it always returns. 9) Argyria. Ever wanted to be a smurf, a member of the
blue man group, a Na’vi or mystique? Well throw your cosplays aside, because now
you can just go and contract Argyria. People who have had prolonged contact with
silver salts end up contracting this disease that turns your skin a silvery blue. Hm… maybe Dr. Manhattan was just spending
too much time in the silver mines? Alright, that’s it! Did any of these weird skin conditions freak
you out or make you sad? Do you have any stories to share about your
skin condition? Let us know in the comments section below.

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