Having healthy skin is the key to everything in life. The skin represents so much and it's up to each person to take care of their own. If the skin doesn't look healthy, then there may be something wrong. Something that could have an effect on other health issues later.
Let's look at a few examples of infections coming from within the skin.
Ever take a closer look at someone who has a rash across their face. Some call it a Butterfly Rash. It's very defined. It also appears very red and irritated, almost like the skin is mad. Now there could be many explanations for why the skin appears this way. It could be a birthmark. Don't laugh, for some it is. But in most cases, that is highly unlikely.
If a man or woman has this rash, they should contact their doctor right away. It could be nothing, but make sure anyway. It could be Lupus. Lupus often times starts out this way. If it is Lupus, it's better to have the knowledge of it now.
It could also be something known as rosacea or contact dermatitis. Either way, get it checked out right away. Your doctor will know what it is and how to handle it.
This one could be unfamiliar with many of you, but it does exist. If you want to check out some pictures, go online. They have some really cool pictures that illustrate exactly what this looks like. It mostly develops in the armpits or in the neck area. Now sometimes this can be a telling sign for diabetes. In other cases it is a telling sign for obesity. Still others, have had it indicate cancer. This type of cancer will come from within. It usually shows up on the lips and hands. But most of the time it will mean the person has diabetes. No matter what category a person falls into, get it looked at. Don't wait. Because if it is of a more serious nature, putting it off could do more damage. It's also not visually appealing to look at.
This shows up on the leg, of course. It appears red on the outside and gold in the middle. This is definitely a sign of someone who has the onset of diabetes. It will first appear very dull looking, almost like there is nothing there. But afterwards, it will start to get more shiny. It will even begin to develop a border. Appealing, right?
As it becomes more distinct, it will do one of two things. It will either crack or becomes really itchy and painful, sometimes it can do a mixture of both.
This one might sound corny. When it comes to the health of a person's skin, they sometimes develop purple bumps on the wrist. These are little bumps that appear out of nowhere and itch like the devil. They can form on the insides of the mouth. They can form behind the neck and on the hand. They can even form on the ankles. If this is happening, get it checked out as soon as possible. Having a liver test done would not be a bad thing either. In some cases it has been linked to some forms of Hepatitis.
There are so many other skin conditions, many of which haven't been mentioned. For more information, google it. Protecting the skin should be the number one priority. Because if the skin is not healthy, then you are not healthy.