Median nail dystrophy is a split in the midline of the nail starting at the cuticle. The condition usually affects the thumb. It results from a temporary defect that interferes with nail formation.
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Explore Angular Cheilitis causes, symptoms, and treatments. First Derm’s guide helps you understand and manage this common oral condition
Learn about swimmer’s itch, a skin rash caused by parasites in water. Find out the symptoms, causes, treatment & prevention of this condition.
Verruca vulgaris (common warts) is a benign growth caused by viral infection. Warts are very common among children of school age, but anyone can be infected. They are contagious through skin contact and by damp towels or wet floors in showers and changing rooms.
Skin abscesses are collections of pus in the skin and are caused by a response from your body’s defenses. It is triggered when your immune system tries to kill germs that get under the skin or in the oil glands.
Melasma, previously known as chloasma, presents as gray-brown, irregularly shaped, persistent spots on the face. This skin condition is most common on the face of women.
Oral herpes, also known as labial herpes, is usually caused by HSV-1, which is found in saliva and is transmitted mainly through mouth-to-mouth contact.
Genital herpes is caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex and is very common. The disease is very common, about one-third of all adults have at some point been infected by the virus.
An intradermal nevus is a classic type of mole or birthmark, with the same degree of pigmentation as the surrounding skin. It appears as an elevated, dome-shaped bump on the surface of the skin.
Monkeypox virus was first recognized in 1958 in lab monkeys who were being transported to Denmark for research. However, it was not until 12 years later that this virus finally infected a human being in 1970. The first case of monkeypox was in a child from the Republic of Congo, who was initially suspected of having smallpox.
Livedo Reticularis is a mottled blue discoloration of the skin, which is seen in a characteristic networked pattern. This is usually triggered by a cold environment and becomes more prominent at that time.