7 The Most Common Skin Disease In Indonesia

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In tropical countries, especially in developing countries, skin diseases are still very common. No exception in Indonesia, there are some skin diseases that still haunt the people. Factors vary, ranging from temperature, environment, or even from personal hygiene. Approximately what skin diseases are common in Indonesia?


Skin diseases that often attack the people of Indonesia


1. Panu

Panu is one of the most common skin diseases in tropical countries such as Indonesia. Diseases that in the medical world known as tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor is a skin disease caused by fungi. The cause of this tumor is the fungus malassezia furfur or pityrosporum ovale.

The fungus that causes this skin disease appears to be due to poor hygiene, or through transmission from others. Although it can affect any skin, it usually appears most often in the back, chest, neck, and upper arms.

2. Ringworm or rough

Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. Ringworm can be transmitted by direct contact with infected skin or with contaminated objects, such as animals, towels, blankets, clothing, bedding, and others. Ringworm on the scalp can cause hair loss and even baldness.

3. Scabies

Scabies is an infection of the skin caused by mites, the small insects of the spider family. Mites can move because of direct contact with an infected person. Mites can live only a few days on the body and can not jump or fly. The signs of scabies are the appearance of a rash and very itchy, usually at night. In children, the rash usually appears on the head, neck, palms, soles of the feet, and between the fingers.

4. Frambusia, which is also the cause of syphilis

Frambusia or commonly known as patek, is a skin disease caused by bacteria that are transmitted through direct contact. The disease is mostly found in eastern Indonesia. Disease is a chronic infection that attacks the skin, bones, and cartilage. The cause is treponema pallidum bacteria, which none other than cause syphilis.

Yet frambusia does not attack sex as syphilis. The disease is found in tropical countries that cause bumps and cuts on this skin. Since the 1990s until now, the disease is only found in several tropical countries including Indonesia.

5. Acne

Acne, also called acne vulgaris, is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles get clogged with dead skin and oils that cause inflammation. Acne can be a mild red nodule to painful cystic acne. Acne is usually present on the face, shoulders, back, and chest. Acne can cause emotional stress and can leave marks of 'pockmarked' or a blackened skin color.

6. Pediculosis or head lice

Hair skin infections in humans are commonly referred to as pediculosis capitis. Hair lice are usually also parasitic, because they make human blood as food. Pediculosis is also highly contagious and can be excessive itching in the hair. Generally, these hair lice attack children, but not infrequently also if adults or even hairy animals can be infected.

7. Eczema

Eczema known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that causes itching and then disappears for some time. Eczema makes the skin becomes inflamed, itchy, dry and cracked. The dry skin can appear on the scalp, forehead and face.

The disease is common, and often attacks children up to the elderly. The cause of eczema has not been identified. But researchers believe some of the triggers can cause eczema. People with allergies can have atopic eczema, such as people with food allergies or asthma.
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