13.10.10 Skin conditions
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in the skin Learn about basal cell carcinoma, squamos cell carcinoma, melanoma and kaposi's sarcoma.
In the case of a disease like lupus, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body and damages healthy tissues and organs.
People who catch the measles develop symptoms like a fever, cough, runny nose, and the telltale rash that is the hallmark of the disease.
Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed red lesions (papules, pustules, and cysts) to form. These growths are commonly called pimples or "zits."
A hemangioma is an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs.
Cold sores are red, fluid-filled blisters that appear near the mouth or on other areas of the face
Psoriasis is a noncontagious chronic skin condition characterized by scaly patches of skin.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp or inside the ear.
Hives are raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin. They are usually an allergic reaction to food or medicine.
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is loss of pigment (color) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.
Warts - we all get them and we all find them embarrassing, ugly and inconvenient.
Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection that can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue.
Cutaneous candidiasis is infection of the skin with candida fungus.
A carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infected material forms a lump, called mass, which occurs deep in the skin.
Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria, most commonly staph or strep bacteria.
Hypohidrosis is an abnormal lack of sweat in response to heat that may be harmful, because sweating allows heat to be released from the body.
Impetigo is a common skin infection caused by strep or staph bacteria, or MRSA.
Cutis laxa (Latin for loose or lax skin) is a connective tissue disorder in which the skin lacks elasticity and hangs in loose folds.
A decubitus (or "pressure") ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when you stay in one position for too long without shifting your weight.
Erysipelas is a type of skin infection usually caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria.
Dermatitis of the buttocks, genitals, lower abdomen, or thigh folds of an infant or toddler is called diaper rash.
Dyshidrotic eczema, or dyshidrosis, is a skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of your hands.
A canker sore (aphthous ulcer) is a mouth ulcer or sore that is open and painful. They are the most common type of mouth ulcer.
Herpetic stomatitis is a viral infection of the mouth that causes ulcers and inflammation. These mouth ulcers are not the same as canker sores, which are caused by a different virus.
Fungal nail infection is an infection of the nails by a fungus.
Ichthyosis vulgaris is a common skin disorder passed down through families that leads to dry, scaly skin.
Dermatomyositis is a muscle disease characterized by inflammation and a skin rash. It is a type of inflammatory myopathy.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearl-like papulesor nodules on the skin.
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness, and swelling around the nail.
Acrodermatitis is a childhood skin condition that may be accompanied by mild symptoms of fever and malaise.
A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material.
Seborrheic keratosis is noncancerous (benign) wart-like growths on the surface of the skin.
A pilonidal cyst is a small pit, or dimpled area, that can occur anywhere along the crease between the buttocks (sacral area).
Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.
Lichen planus is a disease in which there is an itchy, swollen rash on the skin or in the mouth.
Actinic keratosis is a very common skin condition. It occurs when skin cells called keratinocytes start to grow abnormally, forming scaly discolored spots.
Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition due to the buildup of fluid (swelling) under the skin.
Corns and calluses are thickened layers of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction.
Eczema is a common skin condition characterized by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.
Tinea versicolor is a long-term (chronic) fungal infection of the skin.
Bullous pemphigoid is a skin disorder characterized by large blisters.
Mouth ulcers are a common condition where open sores appear inside the mouth or on the lips.
Shingles (herpes zoster) occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster) is reactivated in your nerve tissues, causing a blistering rash.