Skin, Hair, Nails

Skin Warts Causes, Types, Pictures, Treatment, Prevention

What is a wart? A wart is a benign growth that protrudes from a surface. It can be classified as being genital or non-genital. Skin warts are non-genital warts that protrude from the surface of the skin. It is also known as common warts and it is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) that is often transmitted by touch. >> Read More ...

Morning Itch (Scratching When Waking Up) Causes and Remedies

Waking up in the morning and scratching our head, buttocks or other areas is a common practice among most people but the reason why we do this is unclear. It could be to attend to itching that we did not notice while we were asleep, or there may be an even more complex evolutionary reason where we attempted to remove any >> Read More ...

Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) Causes, Pictures, Treatment

Superficial fungal infections are common in humans. It is estimated that as much as 80% of the world’s population will experience a skin fungal infection like athlete’s foot at some point in life. While these fungal infections of the skin can extend to the nails, sometimes a nail fungus occurs entirely on its >> Read More ...

Itching and Rash Between Fingers Causes, Treatments

While the skin on the hands is continuous with the rest of the body, it often does have to contend with greater environmental stresses as we touch a range of objects and substances throughout the day. Some can be an irritants, others can cause tissue damage and a few may also be allergens. Itching of the hands with or >> Read More ...

Athlete’s Foot (Ringworm Feet) Causes, Pictures, Treatment

Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin affecting 70% of the global population at some time in their life. It is more common in males and occurs more frequently after puberty, with the prevalence increasing as a person gets older. Athlete’s foot is not a severe or serious >> Read More ...

Abnormal Goosebumps (Cutis Anserina) Causes

We all experience goosebumps when we are feeling cold or have a sudden fright but there are times when this otherwise normal reaction of the skin may in fact be abnormal. It can be considered as a symptom of some disease. Goosebumps have derived its name from the tiny bumps that form on the skin of a goose when its >> Read More ...

Eyebrow Hair Loss (Partial, Complete) Causes and Pictures

Most of us look at the eyebrows as a patch of hair that has an aesthetic purpose and it is often shaped for cosmetic purposes. Although the exact purpose of the eyebrows is not conclusively understood, it is believed to be prevent water or sweat from falling on to the eyes itself. For most people its function is of little >> Read More ...

Contact Dermatitis Types, Causes, Pictures, Treatment

Contact dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders usually associated with occupations where repeated hand washing is a requirement, like health care workers. However, it can affect any person of any age and is due to environmental factors ranging from substances such as soap, sweat and water to latex and certain >> Read More ...

Atopic Dermatitis Causes, Pictures, Treatment, Diet

It is a common skin condition in infants and has been extensively researched yet the exact cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown. The condition can be frustrating for parents as the symptoms can be unbearable for the child. The focus is on managing the condition by relieving symptoms, protecting the skin and avoiding >> Read More ...

Itchy Forehead Causes, Pictures and Remedies

Itching of the forehead skin, like elsewhere on the body, is mainly due to irritation, damage or disease in the affected area. It is a common problem for most people but usually an itchy forehead is a transient symptom. The itching occurs suddenly and resolves quickly with a little scratching or rubbing. However, there are >> Read More ...
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