Dermatology

How to Control Atopic Dermatitis (AD)?

How to Control Atopic Dermatitis (AD)?

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a very common, often chronic (long-lasting) skin disease that affects a large percentage of the world’s population. It is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. It is most frequently seen in children, characterized by dry skin, … Read more

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — In addition to the collegiality and competitive spirit that typifies team sports, one dermatologist cautions that players may be sharing something far less desirable: contagious skin infections. But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA … Read more

Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says

Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — About one in 10 infants develops a vascular birthmark at birth or soon after. Though typically harmless, some may need treatment because of location and growth patterns, a dermatologist suggests. Because of size and … Read more

Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.

Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) — Americans suffering from muscle pain are used to taking a pill or rubbing in a cream to help soothe their aches. Advocates say option offers convenience, fewer side effects, more consistent relief. But a … Read more

Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Patients at high risk for melanoma benefit from a follow-up program that can detect the deadly skin cancer at an early stage, new research finds, while a second study notes that embarrassment prevents some … Read more

Actinomycosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Actinomycosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Actinomycosis is an infection caused by a bacterium called Actinomyces israelii (A. israelii). Actinomycosis (also known as Rivalta disease, big jaw, clams, lumpy jaw or wooden tongue) is an infection, commonly of the face and neck, that produces abscesses (collections … Read more

Actinic keratosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Actinic keratosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dry, scaly, rough-textured patches or lesions that form on the outermost layer of the skin after years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. These lesions typically range in color from skin-toned to reddish … Read more

Acrodermatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acrodermatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acrodermatitis is a skin condition, experienced mainly by children, causing fever and discomfort.  It is most often present on the limbs, involving a bumpy skin rash.  It usually appears in connection with other diseases, such as Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr virus … Read more

Acanthosis Nigricans: Treatment and Prevention

Acanthosis Nigricans: Treatment and Prevention

Acanthosis nigricans is a disorder that may start at any age. It causes velvety, light-brown-to-black, markings normally on the neck, under the weaponry or in the groin. Acanthosis nigricans is almost frequently associated with obesity. Some drugs, especially hormones such … Read more

12 steps To Get Rid Of Acne

12 steps To Get Rid Of Acne

Acne affects people of all ages and all races, and treating it is a slow process that requires diligence and patience. Here are some tips to help you get started. To complete these steps you will need: A gentle facial … Read more