Skin discolorations and growths aren’t welcome to many people. In fact, people try to avoid these skin conditions as much as possible. There are times, however, when these skin conditions cannot be avoided due to lowered immune responses and other health vulnerabilities. Treatment is important to help get the skin back to its normal, healthy condition but prevention is still the best treatment.
White and Red Skin Patch
- A patch on the skin can appear in any color, mostly white, brown or a darker shade of red.
- Development of patches on the skin can mean a lot of things.
- White patches can mean the patient has a problem with melanin and is experiencing hypopigmentation in some areas causing the white patches.
- Another condition that can cause white patches on the skin is psoriasis characterized by its white scaly patches.
- A scar or a burn, overtime, will appear as white patches on the skin.
- Red patches on the skin are often of inflammation causing the telltale color.
- Some conditions that result in red patches on the skin include psoriasis, burns, ringworms, and a lot more.
White and Red Skin Bumps
Bumps on the skin can also appear either white or red depending on the skin condition.
- White bumps on the skin can be indicative of different types of skin conditions.
- The most common skin conditions that produce white bumps include whiteheads and milia.
- White bumps on the skin often do not cause itching or irritation.
- Red bumps on the skin can also be indicative of other skin conditions.
- A lot of allergic skin reactions present with red bumps on the skin.
- Acne or pimples also appear as red bumps on the skin.
- Hives can appear as red bumps on the skin that are spread generally all over the body.
- Viral infections such as chicken pox, measles, and many more present with symptoms such as red bumps on the skin.
- Even the much hated keratosis pilaris or “chicken skin” can appear as red bumps.
Red Skin Bumps Treatment
Effective treatment of red skin bumps as well as any other skin symptoms depends greatly on the correct diagnosis.
- Treatment of bumps on the skin usually begins by treating any inconvenient symptoms such as itching and swelling.
- Itching and swelling can be treated using antihistamines and corticosteroids depending on the case.
- In the case of an allergic reaction, prompt treatment with antihistamines, corticosteroids, or even epinephrine is needed to prevent the development of complications.
- After treating presenting symptoms, the underlying disease or cause needs to be treated.
- For bacterial or fungal infections, antibacterials and antifungals must be given to the patient as ordered by a physician.
- For viral infections, treatment usually includes strengthening the patient’s immune system to fight off the virus which includes plenty of rest and proper nutrition.
- Prevention can be done to prevent various skin conditions which can include vaccination, eating a healthy and balanced diet, vitamin and mineral supplements, avoidance of unhealthy lifestyle, proper skin care and the like.