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  1. medical accident
    medical accident at |

    Horrible to see these all diseases.
    I don’t know how these people would feel by having these diseases.
    There mush be a good treatment for them.

  2. Beteltooth
    Beteltooth at |

    This annoyed me, not least because of the repeated use of ‘gross’ as an adjective which, in the most pedantic sense, was always used incorrectly regardless of which definition one applies.

    Entry 9: Hypertrichosis does mean that ‘excessive hair grows in places on the body where most people do not normally grow hair’. We are all covered in hair except on the palms of our hands or soles of our feet. Sufferers of hypertrichosis grow long, thick hairs, as one would normally grow on ones head, on parts of the body normally covered in very short, fine hairs.

    Entry 8: Blisters are not a skin condition. Blisters are the product of any number of causes, from friction to eczema (which, for some reason, was omitted from the list).

    Entry 7: The picture does not depict acne. That is just a zit on a the face of a person with an otherwise very clear complexion. I would have thought the good people at AcneTreatment.net would have known that.

    Entry 4: Who on earth refers to Argyria as ‘Smurf disease’? The condition is so rare that I struggle to understand why such a base colloquialism would be necessary. I get the impression it’s only known as ‘Smurf disease’ by the writers of the article.

    Entry 1: Leprosy is not a skin condition. It is a disease of the respiratory tract. The effects it has on the skin are the result of the human immune system damaging peripheral nerves as it attempts to rid the body of the infection.

    It’s not difficult to research things properly. It takes a matter of seconds. If a reader who is not a dermatologist can find factual inaccuracies in an article read first thing in the morning, it’s not been written properly. I know the article’s intended audience is a general one, and it was written in an engaging and accessible style, which is appealing, but factual accuracy is absolutely vital if the article is to serve any purpose at all.

    1. Crazzy Serbs
      Crazzy Serbs at |

      I agree with you Bluetooth.
      In my opinion, problem here is that most of people does not know difference between primary disease, symptom, syndrome, and sequelae, and that is why they make these mistakes.
      Greetings from Serbia!

    2. Shawn
      Shawn at |

      I actually enjoyed it Beteltooth. Clearly this is meant to entertain and not to be an in depth article from webmd. I say have fun with it, I know I did!

      1. Jmun
        Jmun at |

        I hate to be so blatant, but the author probably only googled these “skin conditions” and stopped at anything that looked out of the ordinary.

        1) Acne Vulgaris does not comprise of one zit but the continuous development of many.
        2) Leprosy is indeed NOT a “skin condition”
        3) I admit I have never heard of Argyria, but this “smurf disease” sounds like a writer’s liberty to add creativity to the entry.
        4) Hypertrichosis is much more of a genetic disorder than skin disorder.

        I could continue, but I acknowledge that this is an article founded under entertainment, not information. However, just know that these are only one of hundreds of different conditions that afflict the miniority. Studying medicine and then reading this is a bit aggravating when you see “Top 10 -Most- Disturbing Skin Conditions.

        You really want to see a “disturbing” skin condition? Google Harlequin Ichthyosis

        1. Heavens_Joke
          Heavens_Joke at |

          Thaaaaank you! I was going to say the same thing. I expected Harlequin Ichthyosis to be #1 on this list. That is BY FAR the most disturbing skin disease, in my opinion. Those poor children 🙁

          But on top of that, I think the term “disturbing” is used REALLY loosely in this article. I mean, come on, cellulite?! That isn’t by any standards disturbing, nor would I really consider that a “condition”. It’s like having wrinkles.

          This article is completely bonkers. I am really disappointed TopTenz, really disappointed.

    3. brian
      brian at |

      This must be your first time here, you’ll get used to it.

    4. Kris
      Kris at |


      Clearly you are missing the intent of these lists. This is purely for entertainment, and I am sure that your Dermatology Degree can contradict most everything on this website related to Derm. But as a Dermatology tech myself, I find entries like this purely entertaining and read them with an open mind. Maybe next time you need to submit a Top Ten list for them to publish on Dermatology.

      Dont keep us waiting!

  3. ScytheNoire
    ScytheNoire at |

    I’m surprised Blue Waffles isn’t on the list

  4. Eanor
    Eanor at |

    Many of these are not skin conditions, properly speaking, but rather diseases which can affect the skin. I think this is a poorly informed and badly written list. The author clearly does not know what he or she is talking about. Don’t quit your day job.

  5. Melissa
    Melissa at |

    I usually never do this, don’t see the point in criticizing other people’s work, but, really? Waht an awful, misspelled, badly researches, unsympathetic and boring article.

  6. Brian
    Brian at |

    Cool piece! I found it rather entertaining and glad I don’t have any of those…yet.

  7. Rich
    Rich at |

    Another error: elephantiasis is NOT caused by a “ringworm parasite”, but rather a parasitic ROUNDworm. RINGworm is a fungal infection (and I’m surprised THAT didn’t make it on the list…)

  8. lorraine
    lorraine at |

    #4 is wrong… front page of yahoo..

    you should try to get your facts right and research properly…

  9. lagx
    lagx at |

    While I can certainly acknowledge that this article was not meant to inform, but to entertain, I have to agree with several of the previous comments. Not only was this article CLEARLY not researched very well (ex: Elephantiasis is NOT a skin condition, it is a lymphatic disorder with different causes), it was riddled with spelling and gramatical mistakes. For the sake of entertainment, I can suspend logic to a certain extent and overlook such short comings in factual correctness. But in this day and age, with spell check and grammar check, that just points to laziness. At the very least, have someone else look it over before you post it.
    Oh, and by the way:
    FLEE: to run away
    FLEA: a small, bloodsucking, leaping insect

  10. none
    none at |

    I think you want tell tale not tale-tale.

  11. daffodil
    daffodil at |

    No list of this sort is complete without Morgellons.

  12. Daniel
    Daniel at |

    Right, right. Very entertaining. But overlooking the grammatical and factual errors in this article, I have to point out the absence of psoriasis. And before anyone loses their damn minds and insists on correcting me, I know it’s an auto-immune deficiency that cause the over production of skin cells. So in all fairness it’s not technically a skin disease. But I CAN tell you, I’ve struggled with it my entire life. And as anyone who has had to deal with it will tell you, it’s much more ” Disturbing” then a couple things on this list, especially acne. Acne is easily treatable, where as Psoriasis is perminant as of now. Also, Cellulite and skin blisters do not even remotely compare to the inconvenience, annoyance, and potential pain that comes along with psoriasis. As far as Argyria goes, I’d never heard of it until reading this, and though there is no cure, it sounds to me as if it is completely avoidable. Psoriasis is hereditary, and can be exacerbated by many things: Lack of Vitamin D, eating red meat or anything with red food dye, lack of sunlight, or UV rays, cold weather, etc. Much, Much more uncomfortable, and humiliating than acne, and if cellulite made the list, I’m quite upset that psoriasis did not. Especially since cellulite can be eradicated by something called “Exercise”, or “Lack of laziness”.

    1. Heavens_Joke
      Heavens_Joke at |

      I appreciate what you are saying and agree with you about psoriasis. Cellulite should definitely not be on this list because it is neither disturbing, nor a “skin condition”, technically. However, your assertion that “…cellulite can be eradicated by something called ‘Exercise’, or ‘Lack of laziness’.”, while grammatically incorrect is also factually incorrect. Cellulite can occur in even the most active, thin people as well as inactive and/or overweight people. And while there are ways to help prevent it, such as strength training, in most cases the only way to get rid of it is through liposuction and skin tightening procedures.

  13. Anon
    Anon at |

    I had eczema, I’d place it at number 5 at least on this list.

    Though I don’t think you’ve heard of re-vitiligo.
    If you didn’t go ask uncle ruckus (no relation)
    *troll face*

  14. Gretchen
    Gretchen at |
  15. google
    google at |

    well, actually Elephantitis is not a skin disease

  16. Mathieu
    Mathieu at |

    What about the neurofibromatosis?! I think it should be in first place.

  17. Theresa Doghor
    Theresa Doghor at |

    Himself took our sins and bore our infirmities.

    In Christ is a treasure.


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