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.
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.
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.
Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial infection involving the upper layers of the skin, that is, the dermis and upper subcutaneous tissue. It often involves the lymphatics of the skin.
Tinea infections, the most common types are Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), scalp ringworm (tinea capitis), nails…
Hirsutism is to be differentiated from hypertrichosis, a condition with generalized excess body hair and not in a gender specific pattern of growth. Hirsutism can be isolated or be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Blood tests may be required by your doctor to set a diagnosis.
Scleroderma cannot be treated, there are plenty of therapies and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the symptoms and the impact of the disease on your life. It is important for you to eat healthily, exercise regularly and quit smoking.
Hemangiomas can develop during the child’s first few weeks to clear red, raised skin lesions. Nearly 5% of children have hemangioma, and they are common in premature babies. Hemangioma is completely harmless, unless the lesions obscure the child’s vision and in that case need to be treated.
Tinea corporis is a fungal skin infection also known as ringworm of the body. The most common cause of ringworm is infection from person to person. The disease can also be transmitted from pets to humans, and then on to other people.
An ulcer is a skin sore that appears red and is filled with pus upon infection. It can be triggered by excessive heat or cold, skin irritation, or problems with blood circulation.