Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It oftens gets ignored and it can develop diseases and conditions that are rough but definitely treatable. Not every skin condition is the same and not every treatment is the same. You want to make sure that you have the right diagnosis before you start treating whatever is wrong with your skin. If you have no idea what is wrong with your skin, you will want to see your general doctor or your dermatologist. They can correctly diagnose what you have and advise what the best course of treatment is for you.

There are a lot of creams and harsh chemical products that can be used on your skin. This article will discuss chemical and natural products that you can use on your skin to give it relief and promote healing.

Here are five common skin conditions and how they can be treated:

Acne

This can be super painful and embarrassing and can really take a toll on your self confidence. Luckily science has come out with a bunch of different creams and washes that will help you beat that unwanted acne. Tea tree and lavender essential oils are great to help calm and soothe your face while fighting inflammation. If your acne gets really bad or is causing a lot of pain, go see a medical professional. They can prescribe ointments and medicine that will reduce the scarring that can be caused by acne.   

Cold Sores

These are caused by a virus that is passed around. Most cold sores are around the mouth and lip area and last anywhere from a week to a week and a half. This may not seem like a long amount of time but cold sores are painful and can be extremely messy. There are always prescriptions your doctor can prescribe but you can use natural treatments to help you out. Lemon and mint lip balm are a both soothing and help beat inflammation. Stress reduction is super helpful as well, so cut unnecessary things out of your schedule.

Eczema

Is fairly common and can be treated with special lotion and other over the counter products. Coconut oil is a great substance to put on your eczema because it reduces the amount of bacteria that causes eczema. Oatmeal baths are another way you can find relief from eczema. These treatments are great if you are dealing with younger children who cannot seem to stop itching their skin. You can also apply apple cider vinegar and olive oil to help relieve tightness and soreness.

Rashes

There are a variety of reasons why your body produces rashes. It could be from some sort of allergy such as a latex, food, or animal allergy. If you want to know exactly what is going on your doctor can order a test to check a wide array of things you could be allergic to.

It could be from something more serious such as psoriasis or cellulitis. You may wonder if either psoriasis or is cellulitis contagious by touch. It is a great question and it is not contagious such as other skin conditions. Keeping hydrated by drinking a lot of water and applying lotion can help your skin heal itself.  

Warts

These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are the common round bumpy ones and there are also plantar warts which can be small little white spots that appear on your feet. There are also genital warts that appear on your genitals. You will want to see your doctor if over the counter treatments do not work. Warts are contagious and can be passed on to others. You will want to get these taken care of soon before they spread or become worse. There are different creams that can be put on if you do not enjoy the idea of having them freezed off.  

About the author

Paisley Hansen

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym

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