7 Bizarre Skin Conditions

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6. Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is one of the Skin Conditions caused by inside parasitic worms. Contact with irritant alkali soils can also cause elephantiasis. This condition is so horrifying that it leaves the skin at the legs and groin swollen up. It is commonly prevalent in the tropical areas mostly in Africa.


It is estimated that more than hundred million people are affected.Swelling on the legs and the groin is caused by the defense put forth by the body’s immune system in an attempt to fight the infection. Other symptoms associated with elephantiasis include severe pain, headache and nausea. This disorder does not have a proven cure, though currently there are some antibiotics which can reduce the severity of the symptoms. In worst scenario cases of elephantiasis, surgery or even amputation can be required.