Tinea Versicolor

Tinea VersicolorAlso known as pityriasis Versicolor, Tinea Versicolor is a fungal infection caused by yeast that can make skin appear discolored or patchy. The infection results most commonly appear on an individual’s torso or shoulders. While it can be treated over the counter and is not contagious, persistent symptoms warrant a trip to a medical…

Shingles

ShinglesAlso known as Herpes Zoster, Shingles is a condition similar to chickenpox that can only be contracted by individuals who have previously had chickenpox. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which can lie dormant for many years before re-emerging as Shingles. Because Shingles is based on the same virus as chickenpox, many of the…

Warts

Warts are growths of the skin and mucous membranes (the mouth or genitals) that are caused by over 100 types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Common warts are usually found on areas of the body prone to trauma, such as the elbows, knees, and hands.