Your skin keeps body fluids in and keeps harmful microbes out. Here’s what you need to know about the most common skin conditions.
- Acne, the most common skin condition in the United States, affects men, women and children of all ages, with an estimated 40 million to 50 million Americans experiencing acne at some point in their lives.
- 50 percent of all Americans will have had shingles by the time they are 80. Those with compromised immune systems are at highest risk for developing shingles, and seniors over the age of 60 can get Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine to prevent shingles.
- As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, a prevalent autoimmune disease; between 10 to 30 percent of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis.
- 31.6 million Americans have symptoms of eczema and approximately 1 out of every 3 children who have eczema has moderate to severe disease.