Non-contagious skin disorders

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  • Noncontagious skin disorders
    • Animal parasites
      • Swimmers itch
        • Flatworm parasite- waterborne
          • Schistosomatidae
        • Larvae penetrate skin & die
        • Lakes & ponds
        • S&S: itchy rash- raised papules with 12 hrs
        • No scratching, antihistamines, luke warm bath  with baking soda
    • Dermatitis & eczema
      • Irritant/allergen
      • Emollient-reduced loss of water from skin
      • S&S: Red, itchy, scaly skin- sometimes burning and stinging
      • Inflammatory response
    • Neoplastic skin disorders
      • Moles
      • Skin cancer
      • A- Asymmetry
      • B- Border
      • C- Colour change
      • D- Diameter
      • Elevated/ enlarged

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