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Chronic Skin Conditions

A chronic condition means the disease has lasted for a long time without interruptions or has been going on for some time and sometimes may go away only to come back over and over again and lastly when its labeled as low intensity only.

Chronic skin conditions typically don’t have a specific treatment. But different skin conditions can be managed through several treatment options and preventive measures. Each skin conditions have its own symptoms and treatment. The following are some skin conditions with their corresponding symptoms.

  • Dermatitis (Psoriasis, dihydrosis, atopic dermatitis and more)

Psoriasis is not contagious but its appearance can be disturbing especially if it’s severe. The skin condition forms thick, red, bumpy patches covered with scales. They can affect any skin parts of the body but are common on the scalp, elbows, and knees and lower back.

  • Ichthyosis

There are many forms of ichthyosis and they are characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin.

  • Bullous Diseases

The individual affected by the bullous disease will develop skin lesions with the presence of bullae all throughout the duration of the disease. The skin condition can be of shorter duration and blister may or may not be present.

  • Burns

Burns are categorized into three groups: first degree burns, second-degree burns, and the third-degree burns. The burnt area of the skin will be grouped according to the severity of the injury.

  • Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders

This condition occurs when the skin has an abnormal reaction when exposed to ultraviolet radiation or visible light.

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If you think you are suffering from Chronic Skin Diseases you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Chronic Skin Diseases as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).