Non-contagious inflammatory skin disorders

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Animal parasites -> swimmers itch

  • Caused by a flatworm parasite which is found in lakes and ponds
  • Larvae penetrates the skin and dies
  • Causes an inflammatory immune reaction involving an itchy rash
  • This can last two to five days
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Dermatitis and eczma

  • Caused by irritant or allergen
  • Red, itchy and scaly skin
  • Skin sometimes burns or stings
  • Emollient should be avoided
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Neoplastic skin disorders (Moles)

A - Asymmetry

B - Border irregularity 

C - Colour change

D - Diameter 

E - Elevated (raised) or enlarged

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