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…
Blistering Diseases are autoimmune bullous disorders that include:
Mucous membrane pemphigoid
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 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.
Vitiligo is a disease where the immune system turns against itself (autoimmune disease) where
Varicose veins (varicosities) are twisted, enlarged veins at the skin surface. The word comes from the Latin word varix, which means “twisted.”
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrhea, is a common non-contagious condition of skin areas
Rosacea, sometimes called adult acne, is a chronic inflammation of the face of unknown cause and without a permanent cure. Four different types of rosacea have been described:
Psoriasis is a noncontagious, lifelong skin condition that affects about 2%-3% of the population worldwide. People with psoriasis have thickened, red, and often scaly patches on their skin.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in the United States.