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Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
Effective treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, Read More
- Acne (pimples)
Acne (acne vulgaris, common acne) is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty -- the only exception being members of a few primitive Neolithic tribes living in isolation. It is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in its development. It is not unusual for some women to develop acne in their mid- to late-20s.
Acne appears on the skin as... Read More
- Boils (skin abscesses)
Boils (skin abscesses) if they are small, can generally be treated at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. In severe cases, medications and further treatment may be needed.Apply warm compresses and heated water to a boil. In addition to bringing the pus to the surface, this will lessen the pain.When the boil reaches its peak, repeated soaks will cause it to rupture Read More
- Erythema nodosum
The main symptom is red, painful bumps on the lower part of your legs. Sometimes these bumps can also appear on your thighs, arms, torso, and face.
The lumps can be one-half inch up to 4 inches. You may have anywhere from two to 50 of them.
Erythema nodosum bumps are painful and they may feel hot. They start out red, and then turn purple, looking like bruises as they heal. They also flatten out while healing.
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- Familial eosinophilic cellulitis
Familial eosinophilic cellulitis is a rare skin disorder. It sometimes occurs as an exaggerated response to bites of spiders, bees, fleas, ticks, or mites (arthropods), or it may have other causes such as surgery or drugs. The skin of the person will develop flame shaped patterns of raised, swollen, red areas that are warm to the touch. The episodes usually come on rapidly. Often, familial eosinophilic cellulitis will recur suddenly over a per Read More
- Granuloma annulare
Granuloma annulare (gran-u-LOW-muh an-u-LAR-e) is a skin condition that most commonly consists of raised, reddish or skin-colored bumps (lesions) that form ring patterns — usually on your hands and feet.
No one knows exactly what causes granuloma annulare. But it may be triggered by minor skin injuries and certain medications. Some types of granuloma annulare affect adults, and others typically affect children.
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- Grover's disease
Grover’s disease can usually be treated using topical medications, but sometimes requires oral medication, injections, or light therapy to treat it.Cortisone cream: Your dermatologist will prescribe you a cortisone cream if you have a small blister or outbreak that doesn’t itch.Tetracycline: If you have larger outbreaks that itch and cover the entire trunk, your dermatologist may prescribe the Read More
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly occurs around hair follicles with many oil and sweat glands, such as in the armpits, groin and anal area. It may also occur where skin rubs together, such as the inner thighs, under the breasts and between the buttocks. Hidradenitis suppurativa can affect one spot or multiple areas of the body.
Signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa include:
Blackheads. Small pit Read More
- Lichen urticatus
Lichen Urticatus is the most common childhood skin condition. It is distinguished by itchy and irritating red blotches or hives.It is caused by a hypersensitive allergic reaction to insect bites, drugs, food, plants, and prolonged sun exposure.Hives are characterized by raised red splotches that itch or burn and can range in size from small dots to large patches covering multiple areas of your body at the Read More
- Sweet syndrome
An uncommon skin condition, that causes fever and painful rashes due to boosted production of blood cells is known as Sweet Syndrome.It can be caused due to risks during pregnancy, the reaction of some medicines, and other common factors like age, sex, cancer, and health issues.Diagnosis:The Sweet Syndrome detects via two methods:Blood Test: Presence of WBCs and blood disordersSkin Read More