Skin Disorders :Temporary Skin Conditions

In addition to acne, many other temporary skin conditions affect millions of Americans each year. Contact dermatitis, for instance, is one of the most common occupational illnesses, resulting in over $1 billion in treatment costs and lost productivity annually (CDC). Often caused by contact with chemicals or other irritating materials, contact dermatitis is typically treatable with topical creams and avoidance of the irritant.

Depending on whether the condition is the result of contact with an irritant or an allergy, treatment and prevention strategies will differ.

Other temporary skin conditions include disorders as common as keratosis pilaris (small and rough bumps on the arms and thighs) and as rare as acute neutrophilic dermatosis (painful lesions on the arms, face, and neck accompanied by fever).

Although they have significantly different manifestations, they—like many skin disorders—can both cause embarrassment and significant treatment expenditures.

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