From gangrenous infections to lepers losinglimbs, here are the 5 most painful skin diseases ever. Today’s topic was requested by Pablito’s Way. If you have any other topics you’d like tolearn about, subscribe and let us know in the comments section below. Number 5: GangreneGangrene is a life threatening condition caused by either insufficient blood supply or byan infection of the skin. This lack of blood supply results in the debtof tissue cells and causes the skin to dry
up, become discolored, and eventually falloff. There are multiple types of gangrene and ifnot treated properly, are very deadly as each type is capable of damaging vital organs. The first type of gangrene is dry gangrene. This is often caused by a lack of blood supplyto a particular area of the body. Typically, it affects the hands and feet asa result of poor blood circulation. The tissue will often dry up, become discolored,then fall off! The next type is wet gangrene, which is theresult of an infected area.
Wet gangrene is usually associated with aninjury such as a burn or gunshot wound. It is generally more dangerous of the twobecause it can spread very quickly throughout the body. Symptoms include blisters with foul smellingdischarge, swelling, intense pain, dry skin, fevers, and if untreated, debt. There is also gas gangrene, which is far lesscommon than the other two and is often caused by the clostridium bacteria that affects themuscles. It can additionally cause a person to experienceseptic shock and lowered blood pressure.
Confusion, body rashes, pain, rapid heartbeat,and light headedness are all common symptoms of this type. Gangrene has been documented as far back as1194 AD, when Duke Leopold of Austria had his foot crushed by his horse. Once the foot was infected, his surgeons advisedhim to have it amputated. It took them three tries to do so successfully,however, and after he likely suffered more injuries, he contracted wet gangrene and eventuallydyed. The disease was not widespread until the 19thcentury during the American Civil War.
Fought between 1861 and 1865, the war wasa bloody affair, claiming the lives of 750,000 soldiers. By some estimates, gangrene was responsiblefor nearly 400,000 of those debts. Soldiers on both sides were subjected to poormedical facilities and practices. s mistakenly would use dirty hands andinstruments to operate on patients, which resulted in the fast spread of gangrene. During this time, it became known as â€œgangrene.â€� In most cases, soldiers dyed after contractingthe wet gangrene type.
A similar problem was presented in World WarI when soldiers began contracting â€œtrench foot.â€� World War I was known for its use of trenches,and where soldiers often spent long hours inside these trenches during battle. The long hours and even days spent in thetrenches’ unsanitary conditions often resulted in the development of gangrene, which alsocaused sensory nerve damage, inflammation, and frostbite. Number 4: LeprosyLeprosy is a chronic infection caused by two
Common Skin Problems in Infants English
Welcome and thank you for watching the slideshow on common skin problems in infants In the 10 minute presentation you can learn from an experienced nurse Mary from the Maternal and Child Health Centre about the care of some commonlyencountered skin problems
in young babies including diaper rash heat rash Seborrheic Dermatitis and Infantile Eczema Diaper rash Hi Mary why is Kelly’s bottom so red?
Let’s have a look Ah she’s got diaper rash What is diaper rash? Diaper rash appears when thebaby’s skin is irritated by urine and faeces It mostly occurs on areas covered by the diaper like the genital area
buttocks lower abdomen and the upper part of the thighs It starts as red spots and develops into patches ofsmall and raised reddish rash The redness can sometimesspread over the whole bottom I see So what should I do? Most important is to keepher buttocks clean and dry.
You can change the diaper frequently and use lukewarm water and cotton wool to clean her buttocks each time Then allow her skin to airdry fully before putting on a new diaper A thin layer of moiturizing cream can be applied to keep the urine and faeces fromdirect contact with the skin Or you can apply some barriercream like zinc oxide cream
to for a protective coatingon the red and raw skin Remember not to use baby powder as it will clog the sweat poreswhen mixed with urine or sweat and it may worsen the condition Consult your if there is noimprovement or if the condition is severe Heat rash Mary there are lots of red spots at the back of Kelly’s neck