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Lipedema

What is Lipedema? Lipedema is a chronic disorder, in which the excess adipose tissue is deposited on different parts of the body, such as legs…

Herpes Gladiatorum

Herpes gladiatorum is an infectious condition, caused by the herpes viruses and easily transmitted from one person to the other (skin-to-skin contact). The condition was…

Conjunctival Hyperemia

Definition Conjunctival Hyperemia is a medical condition in which the sclera of the eyes is characterized by redness. What happens is that the blood vessels…

Red Dots on Legs

The incident of red dots on the legs can be frustrating and bothersome and can be uncomfortable especially when the dots that appeared are itchy….

Dry Patches on Face

The onset of dry patches on face is bothersome especially as the location is so visible which can be a cosmetic concern for those who…

Staph Infection in Nose

Staph infection is an infection from Staphylococcus bacteria that usually affect the skin particularly the nose or the inside of the nose. Staphylococcus aureus is…

White Bump on Eyelid

What does White bump on Eyelid mean? If you notice a white bump on your eyelid, the first thing that you need to do is…

Sun Blisters on Lips

When summer comes, everyone wants just one thing and that is to go out and enjoy the sun. However, not everyone takes into account the…

Armpit Cyst

The armpit cyst is a medical condition that sounds more seriously than it actually is. Basically, we are talking about a lump that appears in…

Recurrent Shingles

What do Recurrent Shingles mean? When we say shingles, we are actually referring to the condition known as herpes zoster. This is a viral infection with…

Eyelid Infection

The infection of the eyelid is one of the most common eye disorders. The skin on the eyelid is very thin and it is highly…

Blisters on Toes

Having blisters on toes can lead to discomfort and even affect one’s ability to walk. There are many reasons that cause blisters to appear in…

Skin Peeling Between Toes

The skin peeling between toes can either be acute or chronic. The longer the condition lasts, the more discomfort and embarrassment it causes. Often times,…

Bump Inside Nose

Having a bump inside your nose is definitely a cause of discomfort, especially if you are not certain what led to it in the first…

Brittle Toenails

Brittle toenails represent a common problem in the general population. The medical term for this condition is onychorrhexis, defining the modifications that appear at the…

Keratoderma Blennorrhagicum

Keratoderma Blennorrhagicum is a manifestation on the skin that appears in patients diagnosed with reactive arthritis (this condition was previously known as Reiter syndrome). The…

Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans is a type of dermatitis that occurs in people who have traveled to tropical and subtropical geographical areas. However, because more and…

Gingival Hyperplasia

Gingival hyperplasia is a medical condition in which the gums increase in size. This condition is also known as gingival overgrowth, hypertrophic gingivitis or gingival…

Filiform Warts

Filiform warts are benign fleshy growths on the skin, which appear in persons who have been infected with the human papilloma virus. In general, warts…

Brown Spots on Skin

When the skin is exposed for prolonged periods of time to the sun, the cells in the skin are multiplied. An increased in the number…

Bee Sting Swelling

When bees sting, they can trigger an allergic reaction. However, in many cases, the normal reaction from a sting is confused with an allergic reaction….

Rash Around Eyes

Having a rash around your eyes can be a difficult thing to handle, as it can cause a lot of discomfort. In the majority of…

Ecthyma Gangrenosum

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a medical condition in which the skin becomes infected with pseudomonas aeruginosa. The people who are most at risk of developing this…

Aphthous Ulcer

The aphthous ulcer is a common condition that is also known as recurrent aphthous stomatitis in the medical world. The condition is pretty common in…

Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a polymicrobial infection that occurs extremely rare in humans and more often in animals. The infectious bacterial disease, when it affects humans, can…

Fissured tongue

Fissured tongue is a benign condition in which deep grooves or fissures appear on the lateral sides and back of the tongue. This condition is…

Dactylitis

Dactylitis is a medical condition in which a digit (finger or toe) becomes inflamed, taking the shape of a sausage and causing a lot of…

Erythema Toxicum

What is Erythema Toxicum? Erythema toxicum is a skin condition that affects only newborns in the early neonatal period and which is characterized by a…

Cold Urticaria

What is Cold Urticaria? Cold urticaria is a skin reaction to the cold temperatures, in which red and itchy bumps appear on the skin. The…

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Oral hairy leukoplakia is a disease of the oral mucosa that was first described in 1984. It is strongly associated with the HIV infection; this…

Lichen Nitidus

What is Lichen Nitidus? Lichen nitidus is a rare, inflammatory skin condition, in which skin-colored, micropapules that glisten appear on the skin. At the moment,…

Lentigo Maligna

What is Lentigo Maligna? This is a skin condition, also known as Hutchinson’s melanotic freckle or melanoma in situ. Basically, in parts of the skin…

Inflamed taste bud

The taste buds present on our tongues are extremely important, as they allow us to explore one of our most essential senses: taste. Between 2000…

Stucco Keratosis

What is Stucco Keratosis? This is a skin disorder that has been first described in 1965. The primary characteristic of stucco keratosis is the presence…

Swollen Uvula

What does a swollen uvula mean? The uvula is that small structure hanging in the back of your throat, being actually an extension of your…

Itchy Bumps on Feet

The skin on our feet is under a great deal of pressure, as we spend a lot of time with our shoes on, with socks…

Bumps on Inner Thigh

The skin on the inner thighs is extremely sensitive, as this is one area where a lot of friction happens. Moreover, this area is almost…

Acne around Mouth

Acne around the mouth can be upsetting, especially since in most cases the skin on the rest of the face is clear. However, these persistent…

Fordyce Spots on Lips

What are Fordyce spots? Also known as Fordyce granules or Sebaceous Prominence, the Fordyce spots that appear on the lips are actually tiny and visible…

Throat Polyps

What are Throat Polyps? Throat polyps are fleshy growths that appear in the throat, without being cancerous or associated with any particular diseases or illnesses….

Chlorine Rash

What is Chlorine rash? As the name actually suggests it, a chlorine rash is a type of rash that appears after a person has been…

Phytophotodermatitis

What is Phytophotodermatitis? In order to understand what this disease is all about, we should start by explaining its name. ‘Phyto‘ means plant, ‘photo‘ means…

Superficial Spreading Melanoma

What is Superficial Spreading Melanoma? According to the medical literature, this is one of the most encountered types of melanoma in the general population. Superficial…

Melanonychia

What is Melanonychia? Melanonychia is a medical condition in which the nail plate has a pigmentation band that is either black or brown in color….

Yellow Nails

Not many people are aware of this fact but the truth is that our nails can provide useful information on our body’s general health. Sometimes,…

Urticaria Pigmentosa

Urticaria pigmentosa is a skin disorder in which the skin presents patches of dark color and the patient experiences intense itchiness. Rubbing or scratching the…

Porokeratosis

What is Porokeratosis? Porokeratosis is a medical condition in which the process of keratinization is affected and disrupted. The patient presents patches of atrophy on…

Allergic Conjunctivitis

What is Allergic Conjunctivitis? Allergic conjunctivitis is an immunologic response to an allergen, causing the conjunctiva and sometimes the cornea to become inflamed. The allergic…

Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is a medical procedure in which the surgeon cuts into the inner side of the foot, close to the big toe joint and…

Laparoscopy

What is a laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is one of the modern-generation surgical techniques considered to be minimally invasive. For this type of surgery, a laparoscope is…

Branchial Cleft Cyst

What is a Branchial cleft cyst? This is a birth defect that appears as a lump below your collarbone on the sides of your neck….

Serum Sickness

What is Serum Sickness? Serum sickness is also known as Type III hypersensitivity reaction and is described as a hypersensitive response to non-human proteins and…

Bruised Toenail

What is a Bruised toenail? Although most of the time having a bruised toenail is a small thing but it can be very painful and…

Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism Definition This is not a single symptom but a symptom complex. It is also a broad term that physicians use to describe a medical…

Amoxicillin Rash

What is Amoxicillin Rash? This is a medication rash that a person may have it if they have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. It is…

Tinea Capitis

What is Tinea Capitis? Tinea capitis is a fungal infection involving the superficial layer of the scalp and the hair shafts. It is also termed…

Crusted Scabies

What is Crusted Scabies? Crusted scabies is a severe and contagious variant of scabies. The disease is characterized by the uncontrollable proliferation of the mite…

Dermographism

What is Dermographism? Dermographism is among the most common type of urticaria. This skin condition is characterized by wealing of the skin in a rather…

Erythema Marginatum

What is Erythema Marginatum? Erythema marginatum is a rare skin condition characterized by the onset of distinctive rash which is being associated with rheumatic fever….

Stasis Ulcer

What is Stasis Ulcer? Stasis ulcer is a skin condition characterized by the ulceration of the skin that is deemed to result from venous insufficiency…

Lichen Striatus

What is Lichen Striatus? Lichen striatus is rare and benign skin condition that commonly affects young children. The cause of this skin condition is unknown…

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

What is Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis? Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a variant of vasculitis characterized by the inflammation of the tiny blood vessels of the body. The disease…

Papular Urticaria

What is Papular Urticaria? Papular urticaria is a self-limited disorder that often occurs in children. It is characterized by the onset of chronic papules as…

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

What is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae? Pseudofolliculitis barbae also known as shaving bumps or razor bumps is a condition characterized by the development of papules and pustules…

Cherry Angioma

What is Cherry Angioma? Cherry angioma is the most common type of angioma and is a common skin growth. The term cherry in angioma describes…

Proteus Syndrome

What is Proteus Syndrome? This is a rare medical condition that causes an abnormal growth of fatty tissue, bone, and skin. Worldwide there are approximately…

Whipple’s Disease

What is Whipple’s disease? This is a rare systemic infectious medical condition that most often affects the gastrointestinal system. It is also known as your…

Carotenemia

What is Carotenemia? This medical condition is having the presence of excess carotenoids in your blood and causes a pigmentation of skin that resembles jaundice….

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

What is Porphyria Cutanea Tarda? This medical condition belongs to a group of disorders that can cause skin or nerve problems called porphyria. Porphyria cutanea…

Verruca Plana

What is Verruca Plana? These are more commonly known as flat warts and usually are painless and harmless. Although they can be found on persons…

Blisters on Hands

What Causes blisters on hands? Having blisters on your hands can be a problem for anyone of any age. Before discussing what can be the…

Maculopapular Rash

What is Maculopapular Rash? This is a skin condition that is characterized by the presence of both papules and macules on your skin which are:…

Pityriasis Lichenoides

What is Pityriasis Lichenoides? This is a rare skin condition that is divided into two different categories which are: Acute Pityriasis Lichenoides This form is…

Stasis Dermatitis

What is Stasis Dermatitis? This is a chronic skin irritation that is commonly seen in your legs especially near your ankles and calves. It can…

Pemphigus Foliaceus

What is Pemphigus Foliaceus? This is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the top layer of your skin and mucous membranes although it is mainly…

Lichen Planopilaris

What is Lichen Planopilaris? This is an inflammatory condition that is rare and can result in having progressive patchy hair loss that occurs most of…

Desmoplastic Melanoma

What is Desmoplastic Melanoma? This is a rare form of melanoma, which is a skin cancer that is usually malignant, which means cancerous. It is…

Enlarged Papillae

What are Enlarged Papillae? Papillae are small growths that appear on the surface of your tongue naturally. Although all not all papillae contain taste buds…

Albinism

Albinism Definition This is a medical condition that affects approximately one in seventeen thousand people. In animals it is often fatal but in humans it…

Dermatofibroma

What is Dermatofibroma? This is a growth on your skin, predominantly found on your lower legs or on your neck and face, but can develop…

Lymphangioma

What is Lymphangioma? This is a benign, meaning non-cancerous, growth that can be found in you lymphatic system. This is the system that is an…

Erythromelalgia

What is Erythromelalgia? This is a rare neurovascular peripheral pain disorder that affects your skin. It will cause the skin on your feet and hands…

Nail Psoriasis

What is Nail Psoriasis? Generally psoriasis is a skin condition but it can affect your toenails and fingernails too. When it affects your toenails or…

Pharyngitis

What is Pharyngitis? Pharyngitis is defined as the inflammation of the pharynx that often results in the condition known as a sore throat. The condition…

Gastroschisis

What is Gastroschisis? This is a congenital birth defect. When a baby has this birth defect their viscera, which are the internal organs in their…

Episcleritis

What is Episcleritis? It is the abrupt onset of inflammation in the tissue that lies over the white part of your eye. It is a…

Kyphosis

Kyphosis Definition Kyphosis is the condition of the upper back or the thoracic vertebrae characterized by rounding or bowing of the back. The condition is…

Fifth disease

What is Fifth disease? Although adults can get this medical condition it is more commonly found in children. The disease is mostly seen in children…

Ascites

Ascites Definition This is the build-up of additional fluid in your abdomen. It is also called your peritoneal cavity. This is not really a disease…

Cellulitis

What is Cellulitis? This is a common bacterial infection in the deepest layers of your skin that can be serious. Cellulitis is not the same…

Necrotizing Fasciitis

What is Necrotizing Fasciitis? This medical condition is also referred to as the Flesh Eating Bacteria disease and it is very rare for a person…

Vasculitis

What is Vasculitis? This medical condition is the inflammation of your blood vessels. It can affect all ages, race, and gender but there are some…

Puffy eyelids

What is a puffy eyelid? Since the skin around the eyes are very sensitive and thin, puffy eyelids is a common problem that can happen…

Thrombophlebitis

What is Thrombophlebitis? This is the inflammation of one or more of your veins. Breaking the word down, “Thrombo” means blood clot and “Phlebitis” means…

Chondrosarcoma

What is Chondrosarcoma? This is a very rare type of cancer. It develops in your cartilage cells and is second most common type of bone…

Tattoo Infection

What is a Tattoo infection? This is when the tattoo you have just gotten becomes infected for a variety of reasons. The infection can range…

Polyarteritis Nodosa

What is Polyarteritis Nodosa? This is a serious disease of your blood vessels in which your medium and small sized arteries become damaged and swollen….

Postherpetic Neuralgia

What is Postherpetic Neuralgia? This is a medical condition that affects your skin and nerve fibers. The pain that is associated with this medical condition…

Scaphoid Fracture

What is a Scaphoid Fracture? On the thumb side of your wrist there is a small bone. A scaphoid fracture is a break in that…

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic Retinopathy is a chronic and progressive disease of the retinal microvasculature as a result of complication from Diabetes. It is…

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