9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?

Most people think of sensitive skin as skin that is easily irritated. You may find that certain products or environmental factors cause you to get red, itchy, or even break out. However, there are a few medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Rosacea, eczema, and allergic contact dermatitis are commonly mistaken for sensitive skin. Your dermatologist is your best resource to determine the cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to get and keep your skin clear–no matter the cause. To determine if it’s sensitive skin, he or she will probably ask you if you experience some common symptoms. 



THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.


Laura Marusinec, MD

Laura Marusinec, MD, is a pediatrician with expertise in urgent care and dermatology. She has been in practice for over 17 years. She is also a freelance medical writer and editor.
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