Skin & Hair Support Groups
How we feel on a daily basis has a great deal to do with our overall appearance. Our hair and skin are always visible to others. So, sometimes we may feel self-conscious or not at our best if our skin or hair does not look perfectly healthy. If you are currently suffering from either an acute or chronic skin and/or hair condition, you may finds becoming a member of an online support group designed for such conditions beneficial.
Online support group members typically share relevant information concerning the most common skin or hair complaints, as well as the most recent treatment options available for a particular condition and disease. Participants also give practical advice and beauty tips on the best ways to keep your hair and skin in great condition. Chatrooms and discussion forums give you the opportunity to discuss any problems or concerns you might have, as well as provide helpful advice to other group members.
Are you worried about a rash or mole you have on your body? Other group members might be able to offer sun safety tips, as well as suggest good resource materials or articles that may help ease your mind. However, it is very important to note that this type of support group is not a substitute for qualified medical advice/care. Consult your health care provider if you are the least bit concerned about any suspicious looking skin growth(s) as they could be the beginning of skin cancer. It is much better to be safe than sorry.Common Hair and Skin Conditions
Typically, chronic skin conditions are not curable. However, they can often be successfully managed with drug therapy and/or proper lifestyle choices. Some common conditions include:
- Eczema: Group of medical conditions causing inflamed, irritated patches of skin.
- Psoriasis: Common skin disorder producing thickened reddish colored plaques covered by silver scales.
- Acne : Typically, a skin condition of adolescence but approximately 20% of cases do occur in adult patients.
- Rosacea: Common disorder mainly affecting the facial skin, causing redness on the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead.
- Alopecia (non-scarring): Full body or circular areas of hair loss with a receding hair line, smooth scalp, broken hairs, inflammation, or possible loss of eyebrows, eyelashes, and/or pubic hair.
- Alopecia (scarring): Hair loss confined to particular skin areas with inflammation at the edges or hair follicle loss toward the middle of lesions. Also causes violet-colored abnormalities or scaling.
At MDJunction, we have close to sixty online skin and hair condition support groups including among many others:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma