What is a skin disorder?
The skin is a vital part of the immune system because it is your body’s first line of defense against disease. The skin protects the body from the environment and it is surprisingly resistant to a wide variety of attacks. Most skin disorders are not life threatening or contagious. However they can cause acute discomfort or make you upset about your appearance. The symptoms may disappear in a week, may require surgery, or result in a long term treatment program such as in the case of psoriasis.