Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can affect the whole skin surface, but it is often limited to groin areas, armpits, soles, or palms. The affected part is frequently bluish, white or pink, and in severe Hyperhidrosis, the skin can be soft, scaly, and cracked, particularly, on the feet. In some cases, the affected region is giving off […]

Pemphigus

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pemphigus is not a common condition; in some cases, this is in fact a fatal disease, where bullae (blisters) of different sizes, break out on the penis covering, skin, the vagina, mouth lining, and other membranes. Pemphigus develops most frequently in elderly or middle age individuals. Pemphigus rarely develops in children. The disease is resulted […]

Granuloma Annulare

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Granuloma Annulare is a medical chronic condition of the skin of unknown causes, where the raised, firm, small nodules (bumps) form a ring with slightly sunken or normal skin in the center. The raised bumps (nodes) either surround the skin or become yellowish color; an individual can have several rings or one ring. Generally, the […]

Atopic Dermatitis

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Atopic Dermatitis is an itchy chronic inflammations of the skin’s upper layers that frequently develop in individuals with asthma or hay fever and in individuals who have family members with such condition. Individuals with this disease generally have various other allergic diseases. The relationship between such allergic disorders and Atopic Dermatitis is not clear; some […]

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis is a medical condition, in which the skin disease becomes life threatening, where skin top layer peels off in sheets. 1/3 of the all Toxic Epidermal Necrolysys cases result from drug reaction, especially to Allopurinol, non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications, barbiturates, sulfa consisting antibiotics, and penicillin. In other 1/3 of the cases, such […]

Stasis Dermatitis

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Stasis Dermatitis is a medical condition, which is chronic, characterized by swelling (inflammation), redness, warmth, and scaling on the lower legs, frequently culminating in brown dark skin. Stasis Dermatitis is caused by pooling of fluid and blood under the person’s skin, so it trends to occur in individuals with edema (swelling) and varicose veins. Such […]

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Dermatitis Herpetiformis is a disease, which is autoimmune, in which intensely itchy clusters, hive-like swellings, and small blisters break out and persist. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is most likely to occur in people between age fifteen and sixty; it is rarely to occur in asian or blacks. In individuals with Dermatitis Herpetiformis, proteins (glutens) in wheat, barley, […]

Erythema Multiforme

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Erythema Multiforme is a medical disorder, in which patches of raised, red skin frequently appear like targets and are commonly distributed symmetrically over the person’s body. Possibly, more than 50% of cases are resulted from the herpes simplex. In the remaining cases, possible causes may include any medications (for example, barbiturates, sulfa antibiotics, and penicillins), […]

Bedsores (Pressure Sores)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Bedsores (skin ulcers, pressure sores) refer to the damage of the skin, caused by lack of blood flow and skin irritation over a bony projection, in which the person’s skin has been under pressure from a splint, bed, cast, wheelchair, or other hard objects for a long period of time. Pressure is a main cause […]

Neurodermatitis

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Neurodermatitis is an itchy, chronic inflammation of the skin’s top layer. It results in thickened and dark patches, scaling, and dryness. The causes of neurodermatitis (localized scratch dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus) are not known, but psychologic factors may be responsible. Such a  condition does not seem to be allergic. More females than males have Neurodermatitis […]

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