Dr. D. G. Saple  
M.D., F.C.P.S. (Dermatology)
Honorary Consultant
Breach Candy Hospital,
All India Institute of Diabetics S. L. Raheja Hospital. Mumbai


How many people get skin disease?

The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the body. It reflects
the health of the body and acts as a barrier against injury and bacteria.
Unfortunately, at one time or another, nearly everyone has some type
of skin disease - infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.
One in six (15%) of all visits to the family doctor (GP) involves
a skin problem.

What are the most common skin disorders?

Common skin diseases include:

  • Skin cancer
  • Warts
  • Fungal infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis - In India more than 100,000 people are affected
    with this skin disorder.
  • Acne affects every teenager to one degree or another.
  • Tenia (Hand dermatitis), resulting from external contact
    with detergents and household chemicals, affects most
    women with young families.
  • One in six of all children develop Atopic Eczema
  • One in five persons suffers from Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex).


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