Acne affects teens and adults of all ages. It happens when oil secreted by sebaceous glands clogs the hair follicle. Bacteria infect the clogged follicle and cause pimples.
Detailed information on different methods for acne scar removal. These include dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, laser resurfacing, punch grafts, and autologous fat transfer.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disorder. It is also called eczema. It often affects infants and may last until adulthood. It causes itchy, scaly patches on the skin.
Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Baldness, or hair loss, can be caused by many things including aging, hormones or illness. It's more common in men and can be treated with hair transplants or other procedures.
Bedsores can develop in a person who is bedridden or immobile. Pressure causes skin damage and breakdown. It can take days, weeks, or months to heal. It is important to prevent bedsores.
Blisters are bubbles on the skin that are filled with bloody or clear fluid. Blisters are common injuries and often heal on their own.
Yeast is a fungus normally found inside your body and on your skin. When too much yeast grows, it can cause infection. Antifungal creams or medicines taken by mouth are used to treat it.
Cellulitis is a serious deep infection of the skin caused by bacteria. It usually occurs in an area that has already had an injury or skin break.
Detailed information on chemical peels, including potential complications and what substances are used for chemical peels.
Cold sores are small blisters around the mouth, caused by the herpes simplex virus. They are sometimes called fever blisters. The most common strain of the virus causing cold sores is herpes simplex virus 1. It can be spread by kissing or sharing eating utensils or even sharing towels.
A detailed look at other common types of dermatitis, including description, symptoms, and treatment.
Contact dermatitis is a reaction that happens after your skin comes in contact with certain substances. Skin irritants cause most contact dermatitis reactions. Other cases are caused by allergens, which trigger an allergic response.
Detailed information on calluses and corns
Creeping eruption is a skin infection caused by hookworms. It causes severe itching, blisters, and a red growing, winding rash. Read on to learn about causes, prevention, and treatment.
Detailed information on sebaceous cysts, including treatment.
Detailed information on dermatitis, including the different types of dermatitis such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, numm
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an intensely itchy skin disease. It causes clusters of small blisters and bumps.
Detailed information on common dermatological procedures, including acne scar removal, chemical peels, dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and laser skin surgery
Here are some common terms that may help you describe your skin condition to your healthcare provider.
Detailed information on common skin disorders, including acne, bed sore, dry skin, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, rosacea, and sebaceous cysts
Detailed information on different types of drug rashes, including acne, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, hives, and more.
Dry skin is a very common skin condition. It can make your skin feel irritated and itchy. Dry skin often worsens in the winter when the air is cold and dry. Bathing often also makes it worse. With no treatment, dry skin may become flaky or scaly.
Detailed information on erythema multiforme, including symptoms and treatment
Detailed information on erythema nodosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on excessive sweating, including symptoms and treatment
Detailed information on folliculitis, boils, and carbuncles
Detailed information on fungal infections of the skin, including candidiasis (yeast infection), tinea infection (ringworm), and tinea versicolor
Detailed information on generalized exfoliative dermatitis, including symptoms, causes, and treatment
Detailed information on granuloma annulare, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on skin growth and skin pigment disorders
Detailed information on hair problems, including baldness (alopecia), excessive hairiness (hirsutism), and ingrown hairs
Detailed information on dermatology and common skin conditions
Detailed information on different types of skin infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic skin infections
Detailed information on ingrown hairs, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on different types of skin injury, including blisters, burns, and sunburn
Detailed information on keratosis pilaris, including treatment
Detailed information on molluscum contagiosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on benign skin growths. These include dermatofibromas, dermoid cysts, freckles, keloids, keratoacanthomas, lipomas, and moles.
This chart shows some common bacterial skin infections and their treatment.
Detailed information on the most common parasitic infections of the skin, including creeping eruption, lice, and scabies
Detailed information on the most common types of skin pigment disorders, including albinism, melasma, vitiligo, and skin pigment loss following sun damage.
Detailed information on pityriasis rosea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on poison ivy, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
Detailed information on prickly heat, including symptoms and treatment.
Detailed information on psoriasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on the most common skin inflammations (rashes), including atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, nummular derm
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
Detailed information on the most common types of rosacea, including prerosacea, vascular rosacea, inflammatory rosacea, and rhinophyma
Detailed information on scabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on the different types of scars, and how to treat them.
Detailed information on seborrheic dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on dermatology and common skin conditions
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a serious skin infection. The infection causes peeling skin over large parts of the body. It looks like the skin has been scalded or burned by hot liquid. It’s more common in the summer and fall.
Detailed information on sunburn, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Detailed information on the most common skin sweating disorders, including prickly heat and excessive sweating
Detailed information on the most common types of skin tests, including patch testing, skin biopsy, and skin culture.
Detailed information on tinea versicolor, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on toxic epidermal necrolysis, including symptoms and treatment
Detailed information on treating aged or sun-damaged skin.
Detailed information on laser surgery for skin conditions.
Detailed information on the most common viral infections of the skin, including cold sores, molluscum contagiosum, shingles (herpes zoster), and warts
Detailed information on the most common types of warts, including foot warts, flat warts, genital warts, and filiform warts
Detailed information on excessive hairiness, including causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common infection of the nerves that is caused by a virus. It causes a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin.
Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers
The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.
Detailed information on birthmarks and the different types, including vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.
Skin cancer is a disease that begins in the cells of the skin. There are several types of skin cancer (carcinoma). Melanoma is the most serious. But there are others that are known as nonmelanoma skin cancer.
Pressure injuries, also called bedsores or pressure sores, can develop when you are confined to a bed or chair.
Ulcers are open skin sores. Venous ulcers are leg ulcers caused by problems with blood flow in your leg veins.
Wound healing sounds simple, but it's actually quite complicated and involves a long series of chemical signals. Certain factors can slow or prevent healing entirely.
Your skin is a natural barrier against infection, so any surgery that causes a break in the skin can lead to an infection. Doctors call these infections surgical site infections because they occur on the part of the body where the surgery took place.
Hidradenitis suppurativa, or acne inversa, is a condition that causes deep, painful boils or abscesses in your skin.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, stubborn wounds, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat many conditions from severe burns to carbon monoxide poisoning. But like all medical procedures, it has some risks. Here's what you need to know about.
Lichen planus is a common disease that causes inflammation (swelling and irritation) on your skin or inside your mouth. On your skin, lichen planus causes a rash that is usually itchy. Inside your mouth, it may cause burning or soreness.