The Skin

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The skin helps to eliminate part of the body's waste and protects the body from external agents. It also stores sugars, fats and salt.


Urticaria is an allergic reaction produced by food such as sea food and strawberry. It also results from solar exposure or insect bites. This allergy can produce asphyxia. Urticaria is controlled through injection of epinephrine or antihistamine.


Dermatitis, another name for eczema, is an acute or chronic inflammatory condition of the skin, followed by lichenification and scaling. Eczema is often accompanied by sensations if itching and burning.


Anaphylaxis is a violent reaction against allergens such as penicillin or bee or wasp stings. An adreniline injection is necessary to controll the reaction.

allPoison Ivy

It is the reaction to a plant that contains a toxic oil. The oil produces skin irritation, itching, and blisters. It is useful to wash the skin and the clothes that have had contact with the plant.


It is a scab that appears on the elbows, ears, knees, scalp and nails. Psoriasis is not dangerous,biu it can be irritating.


Impetigo are blisters formed by the Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria. The blisters need to be washed with an antibacterial soap.


Boils are produced by the Staphilococcus bacteria. Boils appear in the face, back, neck, and armpits.


Fungal infections are termed mycosis. An example of mycosis is the parasitic fungus growing between the toes. Mycosis can be controlled with topical medication.


Warts are raised growths that appear on the fingers, elbows, toes, or back. They are caused by a contagious virus. The use of acids or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen can eliminate the warts.