There are a plethora of people who have a fear of skin disease, and often times they do not even realize it. The scientific term for this fear is dermatosiophobia, it's a lot more complicated then just viewing it as a fear of skin disease.
The people that often times have this fear of skin disease, have their own particular reasons for having them. They have either been told of different skin conditions, which has awakened this fear or because they have seen someone with the condition, and vowed never to get it.
This fear is associated with things such as sores, warts, melanomas, and an overall fear of the skin. So many things can happen to a person's skin through their lives. On a personal matter this phobia is truly real and I personally have had my bout with this phobia.
Your skin is what everyone sees when they look at you, if something is wrong with any piece of your skin this can cause people to view you in a different light. Instead of getting the glances of happiness or people wanted to come up and speak with you it often turns to disgust.
Many people who have a fear of skin disease will seek help from a dermatologist in means to find ways to help them cope with the disorder. They often times keep themselves away from people who may appear as if their skin is not in the best shape.
This disorder can cause many difficulties in your life. In fact is can cause you to remain a hermit in your own home. You fear leaving the shelter of your home, because you fear things being able to attack your skin which will inadvertently alter your overall appearance as well.
The fear of a skin disorder is extremely common, it is nothing to joke about there are wide arrays of people who have this condition, and many people can not even tell if they have it or not.