Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Skin Abscess

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Skin Abscess (also called Cutaneous abscess) is a pus collections, resulted from a bacterial infection. Abscess commonly forms when a minor injury of skin is allows bacteria to become visible on the person’s skin to penetrate and result in an infection. Skin Abscess appears as a tender, painful, swollen area that can feel as it […]

Genital Candidiasis

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Genital Candidiasis is a fungal (yeast) penis or vagina infection, usually referred to as thrush, resulted from candida albicans. The Candida Fungus (yeast) usually resides in the intestines or on the skin. From such areas, it may spread to the person’s genitals. Candida Yeast is not generally transmitted sexually. Candidiasis usually causes vaginitis. Genital Candidiasis […]

Dry Skin

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Dry Skin is a common condition, particularly which occurs in individuals past middle ages. Dry Skin may be caused by frequent bathing and cold weather. Bathing washes away surface oils, leading the person’s skin to dry out. Dry Skin frequently itches and becomes irritated. Scalling most frequently affects the lower legs. In some cases, ichthyosis […]

Psoriasis

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Psoriasis is a recurring, chronic disease characterized by various-sized plaques (or raised patches) and silvery scaling bumps. An abnormal high growth rates and skin cells turnover results in scaling. Rapid cell growth reason is unknown, but immune mechanism suggests to play role. Psoriasis frequently runs in families. The disease is common, affecting 2 to 4% […]

Lichen Planus

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Lichen Planus, a repeated itchy disease, begins as small discreated bump rash that later combines, becoming scaly, rough raised patches (plaques). Approx. 50% of individuals with Lichen Planus also progress mouth sores. Lichen Planus cause is not known. A similar rash in some cases breaks out in individuals exposed to medications containing quinacrine, gold, quinidine, […]

Contact Dermatitis

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Contact Dermatitis is a medical condition, in which an inflammation is resulted from specific substances; the rashes are confined to a particular region and frequently have clearly recognized boundaries. Substance may result in 1 or 2 skin inflammatory mechanisms: allergic contact dermatitis (allergic reaction) or irritant contact dermatitis (irritation). Even too mild specific metals, detergents, […]

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Seborrheic Dermatitis is the upper skin’s level inflammation, resulting in scales on the face, scalp and sometimes on other areas. Such type of Seborrheic Dermatitis frequently runs in families and may also be caused by cold weather. Seborrheic Dermatitis generally starts slowly, resulting in greasy or dry scalp scaling (dandruff), ocasionally accompanied with itching, but […]

Nummular Dermatitis

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Nummular Dermatitis is an inflammation and a persistent, commonly itchy rash characterized by scales, scabs, and coin-shaped spots with tiny blisters. The cause of Nummular Dermatitis is not known. Such type of dermatitis usually affects middle-aged individuals, occurring with dry skin and most likely to happen in winter. However, the Nummular Dermatitis can come and […]

Drug Rash (Skin Rashes)

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Drug Rashes are side effects as a result of medications. Most prescription drugs rashes are medication’s allergic reactions. After just taking the first certain drug dose, an individual can become sensitized to such drug. Later drug exposure can trigger further allergies. Generally, within minutes, though in some cases hours or days later, the person’s skin […]

Erithema Nodosum

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Erithema Nodosum is an inflammatory condition that produces red tender bumps (nodules) under the person’s skin; most frequently, over shin, but sometimes on the arms and other body ‘s parts. Frequently, Erythema Nodosum is not a separate disorder, but a sign of sesitivity to a drugs or some other diseases. Young adults are more likely […]

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