Skin, Hair, Nails

Non-Healing Wounds In Diabetes, Injuries, Infections

Poor wound healing may occur in a number of situation but it is of particular concern to diabetics especially when it occurs on the legs. Due to the nature of the disease, diabetics may find that a minor injury with a small wound can rapidly progress into large ulcers and serious infections. Most diabetics are concerned >> Read More ...

Scalp Infections Causes, Types, Pictures

The scalp, like skin anywhere on the body, is prone to infections from many different types of infectious agents. Fungal and bacterial infections are by far the most common. The scalp is in fact more at risk of an infection at times. A combination of factors like unwashed hair, overactive oil glands, harsh hair treatments, >> Read More ...

Itchy Fingers Causes, Pictures, Treatment

The fingers are the main appendages that makes physical contact with our environment, possibly more than any other part of the body. The fingers allow us to touch and feel, feed ourselves and carry out a host of daily tasks that are required for our physiological, social and economic needs. However, it also is in >> Read More ...

Red Neck Rash Causes and Pictures

Redness of the skin anywhere in the body points to two possibilities – the area is irritated or inflamed, or there is flushing. The skin of the neck is no different. While people with a lighter complexion may have a redder appearance of the skin, the reason why skin redness occurs applies to all complexions. Redness >> Read More ...

Groin Fungus (Tinea Cruris) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Fungal infections of the skin are among the more common types of skin infections. In most cases it is not serious and limited to only the outermost layers of the skin. However, this does not mean that it is any less uncomfortable especially when it occurs on sensitive areas of the body like the groin. The itching can at >> Read More ...

Itchy Palms (Inside of Hand) Causes and Pictures

Itchy palms are a common symptom that in many cases have no clearly identifiable cause and resolves on its own within minutes to hours. This itching for no reason has been linked to many superstitions in different cultures. However, from medical perspective an itchy palm can be an important indicator that the skin of the >> Read More ...

Dark Skin Around The Waist (Hyperpigmentation) Causes

The color of human skin is not uniform throughout the body. There are variations which are more visible on some areas and on some people more than others. For example, we often except that our face and hands will often be a slightly different color from chest or abdomen in most people since one area is more exposed to the >> Read More ...

Nighttime Itching Reasons, Causes, Remedies, Treatment

Although itching can occur at any time in the day or night, it has been found that itching tends to exacerbate around nightfall in certain skin and systemic conditions. It may persist throughout the night and affect normal sleep patterns. The exact reason why itching worsens at night is unclear but there are some theories >> Read More ...

Forehead Rash (Skin Problems) Causes and Pictures

Although a skin rash can occur anywhere on the body, it often causes more stress when it appears on the face or other parts of the body that are commonly exposed. The concern may often be cosmetic but rashes are a sign of skin and sometimes systemic diseases. A rash on the forehead occurs for most of the same reasons as >> Read More ...
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