Raised bumps on the skin
Some skin conditions can cause bumps to form on the skin. These bumps may be similar to a rash, but may not necessarily come in clusters. Papules are red, swollen bumps, while those with yellowish-liquid (pus) are pustules. The following are conditions that can cause these bumps:
Acne. This skin condition can come in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples that result from the clogging of hair follicles with dead skin and oil (sebum).
- Keratosis Pilaris. This is a harmless skin condition that causes rough, dry, and bumpy skin on the thighs and upper arms. This skin irregularity stems from a build-up of keratin on the hair follicles causing texture similar to “chicken skin.”
Taking Good Care of Your Skin
It’s easy to prevent skin problems with good hygiene and proper skin care habits. Also understanding what are the most common skin problems is important, as you can seek out medical help when symptoms arise.
Below are some easy ways to take care of your skin:
- Use sunscreen when going out to protect your sun from overexposure to UV rays.
- Hydrate and moisturize with lotion to avoid dry skin
- Avoid any harsh or strongly scented skin products as fragrances can be a source of irritation
Symptoms can appear on your skin can be due to a variety of skin conditions. If you suspect that you’re suffering from a skin problem, it’s wise to seek the advice of a health professional. Self-treatment can make your condition worse, or even lead to more issues concerning your skin.