What are the symptoms of a skin disease

5 common skin diseases

Telemedicine can help with these skin complaints

The skin as a mirror of health

Who gets a skin disease when and why depends on many factors. Genes play just as much a role as external stimuli such as heat, medication or stress. Anyone who has a visible skin disease often suffers from actual or perceived rejection of their fellow human beings. Infectious skin diseases are rather rare. Rather, it is often individual health problems that show up on the surface of the skin.

Telemedicine for skin diseases

It is a misconception that all skin problems can only be examined and treated in direct personal contact with a doctor. In fact, telemedicine is particularly suitable for many skin diseases. At Kry there are z. B. the possibility to send photos to the doctor in advance. So he goes into the interview well prepared. A video examination of the skin is also possible in most cases without any problems.

5 skin diseases for video treatments

These 5 skin diseases are among the most common in this country. You will also be treated regularly by video by our doctors.

1. Acne

Recognize acne

Acne doesn't just happen in teenagers. Older patients can also suffer from blemished skin, red spots, pimples and blackheads. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition in the world. The symptoms usually appear on the face, but acne can also be found on the cleavage and back. There may be scarring later on, especially when pimples are simply squeezed out.

Treat acne

Mild acne can be treated on your own, for example with mild washing lotions with a low pH value and regular fruit acid peelings. Clean pores are the best preventive measure against inflammation. In the case of more severe forms of acne, special antibiotic ointments or tablets are used. In some cases, laser or color light therapy can also help.

2. Shingles

Recognize shingles

Shingles is not always easy to spot because, in addition to a rash on the stomach, chest or back, there are other symptoms that are not necessarily indicative of a skin disease. These include B. exhaustion, fever, headache and body aches, as well as pain near the affected skin areas. The rash is usually one-sided and spreads in strips. It is later accompanied by blistering and often severe pain - itching or numbness can also occur.

Treat shingles

Shingles can be treated with antiviral drugs and pain relievers. Skin care is also important. However, it should be checked carefully at which stage the shingles is currently, i.e. whether the blisters are still filled or already crusted. Accordingly, either pain relievers, sometimes cooling or antipruritic agents or anti-inflammatory solutions help.

3. Psoriasis

Recognize psoriasis

Psoriasis is characterized by an often itchy rash: the affected areas of the skin become round, red, dry and, as the name of the disease suggests, scaly. The scales are usually thick, white, and shiny. If they are scraped off, the skin can bleed easily. Psoriasis occurs in flares and is not contagious. It can affect all parts of the body, particularly the extensor sides of the knees or elbows, as well as the scalp.

Treat psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, you should take extra care of your skin. In addition to UV radiation and salt water, moisturizing creams can be of great service. Special ointments and tablets can relieve the pain, as can cryotherapy and light therapy. The earlier you get professional treatment, the better: This means that the disease can take a milder course overall.

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4. Neurodermatitis

Recognize atopic dermatitis

In the case of neurodermatitis, the itching is particularly agonizing. The skin becomes dry and flaky, and weeping eczema can develop. The elbows and hollows of the knees, but also the face and hands are particularly often affected. Since the skin barrier is impaired in neurodermatitis, allergy sufferers in particular suffer from this disease. Atopic dermatitis occurs intermittently. Possible triggers include dry air, temperature changes, pollen, animal hair, chemicals in cosmetics and stress.

Treat neurodermatitis

The first priority is to avoid possible triggers. At the same time, the natural skin barrier should be strengthened. It is best to choose products that contain as few additives as possible. The doctor may prescribe antihistamines for the itching. In the case of acute attacks, stronger medication such as B. cortisone creams or antibiotics are used. Relaxation techniques such as yoga or autogenic training often help with stress-related neurodermatitis.

5. Athlete's foot

Recognize athlete's foot

Athlete's foot settles on the sole of the foot, especially between the toes, where it is warm and humid. The skin swells up and becomes soft. It may also be itchy, red, or flaky. White flakes of skin often form, which can also ooze. If infected areas and then other parts of the body are touched, the infection can be transmitted. So the athlete's foot can z. B. migrate into the genital area when putting on the underpants.

Treat athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is actually a contagious skin disease. The sooner you treat them, the faster you can get rid of them. Antimycotics, i.e. fungicides, can usually help. Of course, it's best if you don't get athlete's foot in the first place. Specifically, that means: always wear flip-flops in hotel rooms and public bathing resorts. Dry off thoroughly, especially between your toes. Change socks frequently and wash them in hot water, at least at 60 ° C. And before putting on the underpants, put on the stockings first.

With skin diseases to Kry

Do you have symptoms that do not match any of the diseases mentioned? Even then, you can contact Kry just like you would normally consult a general practitioner or dermatologist. The doctor at Kry can classify your symptoms and treat you accordingly. If necessary, he will refer you to a specialist - so you will definitely get one step further.