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% […]

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 […]

Tinea Versicolor

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Tinea Versicolor is a medical condition, in which a fungal infection that causes white to brown patches on the person’s skin occurs. Such infection is common particularly in young adults. Tinea Versicolor rarely causes itching or pain, but prevents skin areas from producing patches and tanning.  An individual, who has naturally dark skin can have […]

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