Skin, Hair, Nails

Knuckle Pads – Causes, Symptoms, Pictures and Treatment

The hands are often considered to be of major cosmetic importance, to some degree like the face. It is constant contact with the environment and can be at risk of a host of cosmetic problems. Thickening of the skin on the hands may be due to various causes, such as calluses. A lesser known condition affecting the skin of >> Read More ...

Palm Skin Rash Types, Causes, Pictures, Treatment

As with any part of the body surface, a skin rash may occur on the palm. In fact the palm is a commonly affected site as is the entire hand. Since the hand makes contact with the environment throughout the day, is repeatedly washed and comes into contact with others, it faces repeated insults which can result in a rash. At >> Read More ...

Impetigo Skin Infection Causes, Pictures, Treatment

There are many different types of skin infections that can occur and may be caused by various microbes such as bacteria and fungi. Some skin infections are more serious than others. Although the skin is a relatively strong physical barrier to infection, sometimes even minor cuts can allow bacteria to enter and lead to >> Read More ...

Skin Blisters Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Blisters are a common skin lesions that most of us experience at some point in life. These lesions can also form within the cavities, such as the mouth. While it is usually not a serious skin problem, it can be unsightly and painful. Over time the cause of these blisters can also contribute to the formation of calluses, >> Read More ...

Cold Sweats (Perspiration without Fever) Causes

Sweating or perspiration is the body’s way of cooling down. We can therefore expect sweating to be accompanied by heat, be it heat due to external factors like on a very hot day or heat generated within the body like with physical activity or a fever. When sweating occurs without a rise in body temperature, it is >> Read More ...

Cutaneous Candidiasis (Skin Thrush) Causes, Pictures, Treatment

Fungal infections of the skin are a common medical problem throughout the globe. These infections are usually superficial meaning that it does not extend deeper than the outermost layers of the skin. Most of these infections are caused by a type of fungus known as dermatophytes which have specialized enzymes to digest >> Read More ...

Lichen Planus (Skin, Mouth) Causes, Pictures and Treatment

There are a number of different conditions that can cause white lesions in the mouth. Some conditions like oral candidiasis (mouth thrush) are among the more common causes while others like leukoplakia and lichen planus are less often seen. Many people do not understand the differences between these conditions and despite >> Read More ...
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