Common skin conditions

Irritation, itching, redness, dry skin; most of us will experience a problem with our skin at one time or another. It’s important to be able to correctly identify skin conditions in order to understand their causes and start any necessary treatments to begin healing as quickly as possible. No matter what the problem, your Accès pharma affiliated pharmacist is there for you.


Skin is sensitive and it is important to take good care of it. A lot of problems can arise and Accès pharma chez Walmart-affiliated pharmacists make a point of ensuring that you have what you need in order to prevent unpleasant surprises.

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition and can appear without any warning. While some people can have one or two isolated outbreaks, others have more extensive forms of psoriasis that can often make social interactions awkward. Regardless of severity, it is important to recognize the symptoms and start treating the condition.


Eczema is chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry skin and very itchy red patches. It isn’t surprising that in Greek, eczema means “skins that cries” describing the intense irritation it causes. Happily, there are several solutions to soothe it.


Itching, redness, irritation, tightness, dilated blood vessels; rosacea has nothing going for it! Affecting more than three million Canadians, this inflammatory skin condition mostly affects women and people with light skin and eyes. The discomfort caused by the symptoms is more irritating than the condition itself. This is why it is important to treat it quickly before it gets worse.


The varicella zoster virus, also called herpes zoster, is simply a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Anyone who has already had chickenpox has the virus hiding in their system. It can remain dormant and never reactivate. However, for 30% of adults, this is not the case and they will experience shingles, usually after 60. Once active, the virus causes sores in the area where the virus went dormant.


If your child returned from daycare scratching their head a little too much, your first reflex would surely be to see if there are any lice having a party on their scalp! If you don’t spot any of these little nasty bugs or their eggs, you are relieved and let your child go. However, though rather difficult to detect, ringworm frequently occurs in children from 3 to 12 years of age, and can cause itching. It can look like cradle cap or dandruff, so it is important to know how to recognize the condition to treat it as quickly as possible. It is very contagious.


Who hasn’t joked about someone giving them hives? More than just a popular expression, this rash is really a skin condition. The proof: one in five people suffers from it sporadically. Don’t worry, an irritating person isn’t one of the factors that can cause hives!

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