Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches.
Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification.
Despite much scientific effort, regrowing hair is still not possible. A recent study asks whether the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway could offer clues.
A new study finds out why the soles of our feet do not grow hair. The mechanisms involved may help design the hair loss treatments of the future.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when a person develops darker patches on the skin, such as age spots or melasma. Learn about the causes, types, and treatments for hyperpigmentation here.
Some infections and medicines can trigger an immune skin reaction called erythema multiforme. Erythema multiforme causes a distinctive rash resembling a bullseye. In severe cases, people may have painful lesions with mucus. In this article, learn about…
Purple feet can result from bruising following a minor injury. However, purple skin can also indicate a problem with blood flow to the feet, which can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Learn more here.
People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly when they also suffer from mood disorders or arthritis, a research review suggests. Reuters Health Information
Melasma causes dark patches to appear on the skin. It is a pigmentation disorder that is more common in women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments here.
Most people experience chickenpox at least once during their lifetime. Some people may develop scars from it, especially if they scratch the lesions. Learn about different methods of chickenpox scar removal here.
New research has identified a key factor in the case of a progressive form of hair loss that starts in early childhood. The main culprit is a mutated gene.
Scabs and sores on the scalp can be painful and itchy, but they often clear up on their own after a few days. However, there are many possible causes of scabs and sores, and some may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hyg…
Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.
Freckles are flat, brown marks that appear on a person’s skin. Sun exposure and genetics can cause freckles. People with light-colored skin and eyes are more likely to get freckles. In this article, we look at the causes of freckles, identification, ri…
Lyme disease rashes can change throughout the stages of the illness. Untreated Lyme disease can have serious consequences, so people should be familiar with the symptoms and types of rash. Learn to identify Lyme disease rashes here.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure, during which a dermatologist removes the top layer of skin. The aim is to create a more youthful, even complexion. Learn more here.
Cold sores and pimples can look similar, but they are two separate conditions. Here, we examine their differences and similarities, including their causes, treatment, and prevention.
A person’s face can become swollen in response to injuries, allergic reactions, infections, and other medical conditions. Face swelling that occurs alongside other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, may indicate anaphylaxis, w…
Millions of viewers around the world visit the website YouTube to watch people pop pimples. Some pimple poppers have even become stars of sorts. The reasons behind the phenomenon are varied. WebMD Health News