Can You Identify These Skin Conditions?

Allison Tsai | Feb 25th 2013 Oct 10th 2017

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This condition causes thick, red skin with flaky, silvery patches.
  1. 0 Acne
  2. 1 Psoriasis
  3. 0 Eczema
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Psoriasis causes the process of new skin cells rising to the surface to happen too quickly, which causes dead skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin. Source: [NIH](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001470/)

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  1. This condition causes thick, red skin with flaky, silvery patches.

    Correct Answer: Psoriasis

    Psoriasis causes the process of new skin cells rising to the surface to happen too quickly, which causes dead skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin. Source: [NIH](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001470/)

  2. This condition causes too much oil to be produced in glands which blocks pores and creates comedones on the skin.

    Correct Answer: Acne

    Acne causes pimples, which includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflammed patches of skin, such as cysts. Source: [NIH](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001876/)

  3. This skin condition is caused by an allergic reaction and presents as an itchy rash

    Correct Answer: Contact dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction, which can come from a variety of things, including poison ivy, soap, detergent and nickel.

  4. This condition causes facial redness and swelling or skin sores on the face.

    Correct Answer: Acne

    Rosacea causes swelling of the blood vessels just under the skin, and can be detected due to redness of the face, blushing easily and spider-like blood vessels on the face. Source: [NIH](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001882/)

  5. This condition starts with a patch, before more begin to show up on chest, back, arms and legs.

    Correct Answer: Pityriasis rosea

    Pityriasis rosea often occurs in young adults and is not contagious. It will usually go away without treatment in a few weeks. The rash is pink or pale red and an oval shape that could be scaly or itchy. Sometimes the rash appears to have a “Christmas tree” pattern. Source: [NIH](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001874/)