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Resources for Dermatology

Acne

Detailed information on acne, including causes, symptoms, and different types of treatment such as medication, dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, laser resurfacing, punch grafts, phototherapy/blue light therapy, and autologous fat transfer

Acne Scar Removal

Detailed information on different techniques for acne scar removal, including dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, laser resurfacing, punch grafts, and autologous fat transfer

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.

Bacterial Skin Infections

Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Baldness (Alopecia)

Baldness is usually most noticeable on the scalp, but can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows. The condition is more common in men than in women.

Bed Sores

Detailed information on bed sores, including causes, prevention, and treatment

Blisters

Detailed information on blisters, including cause, first-aid, and treatment

Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes. The symptoms vary depending on the location of the infection.

Cellulitis

Detailed information on cellulitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Chemical Peel

Detailed information on chemical peels, including potential complications and what substances are used for chemical peels

Cold Sores

Detailed information on cold sores, including symptoms and treatment

Other Dermatitis Conditions

Detailed information on the different types of dermatitis, including localized scratch dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis

Detailed information on contact dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Creeping Eruption

Detailed information on creeping eruption, including symptoms and treatment

Sebaceous Cysts

Detailed information on sebaceous cyst, including treatment

Dermatitis

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

Detailed information on dermatitis herpetiformis, including symptoms, triggers, diagnosis, and treatment

Common Dermatological Procedures

Detailed information on common dermatological procedures, including acne scar removal, chemical peels, dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and laser skin surgery

Describing a Skin Condition

Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location

Common Skin Disorders

Detailed information on common skin disorders, including acne, bed sore, dry skin, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, rosacea, and sebaceous cysts

Drug Rashes

Detailed information on different types of drug rashes, including acne, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, hives, morbiliform/maculopapular rash, purpuric eruptions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Dry Skin

Detailed information on dry skin, including treatment

Erythema Multiforme

Detailed information on erythema multiforme, including symptoms and treatment

Erythema Nodosum

Detailed information on erythema nodosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Excessive Sweating

Detailed information on excessive sweating, including symptoms and treatment

Fungal Infections of the Skin

Detailed information on fungal infections of the skin, including candidiasis (yeast infection), tinea infection (ringworm), and tinea versicolor

Glossary - Dermatology

Glossary of terms relating to dermatology and common skin conditions for patients and consumers

Granuloma Annulare

Detailed information on granuloma annulare, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Hair Problems

Detailed information on hair problems, including baldness (alopecia), excessive hairiness (hirsutism), and ingrown hairs

Skin Infections

Detailed information on different types of skin infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic skin infections

Ingrown Hairs

Detailed information on ingrown hairs, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Skin Injury

Detailed information on different types of skin injury, including blisters, burns, and sunburn

Molluscum Contagiosum

Detailed information on molluscum contagiosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Other Benign Skin Growths

Detailed information on benign skin growths, including dermatofibromas, dermoid cysts, freckles, keloids, keratoacanthomas, lipomas, moles (nevi), and atypical moles (dysplastic nevi)

Skin Pigment Disorders

Detailed information on the most common types of skin pigment disorders, including albinism, melasma, vitiligo, and skin pigment loss following sun damage

Pityriasis Rosea

Detailed information on pityriasis rosea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Poison Ivy

Detailed information on poison ivy, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Prickly Heat

Detailed information on prickly heat, including symptoms and treatment

Psoriasis

Detailed information on psoriasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Skin Inflammation (Rashes)

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

Rosacea

Detailed information on the most common types of rosacea, including prerosacea, vascular rosacea, inflammatory rosacea, and rhinophyma

Scabies

Detailed information on scabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Scars

Detailed information on the different types of scars, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures, and adhesions

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Detailed information on seborrheic dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Sunburn

Detailed information sunburn, including symptoms and treatment

Skin Sweating Disorders

Detailed information on the most common skin sweating disorders, including prickly heat and excessive sweating

Skin Tests

Detailed information on the most common types of skin tests, including patch testing, skin biopsy, and skin culture

Tinea Versicolor

Detailed information on tinea versicolor, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Viral Infections of the Skin

Detailed information on the most common viral infections of the skin, including cold sores, molluscum contagiosum, shingles (herpes zoster), and warts

Warts

Detailed information on the most common types of warts, including foot warts, flat warts, genital warts, and filiform warts

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin anywhere on the body.

Laser Surgery Overview

Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers

Anatomy of the Skin

The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.

Birthmarks

Detailed information on birthmarks and the different types, including vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains

Lice

Detailed information on lice, including diagnosis and treatment

Skin Cancer

Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

Treatment for Skin Cancer

Detailed information on the most common treatments for skin cancer, including surgery, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, electrochemotherapy, biological therapy, and photodynamic therapy

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores or pressure sores, can develop when you are confined to a bed or chair.

Venous Ulcers

Ulcers can affect any area of the skin but commonly occur on the legs. Leg ulcers caused by circulation problems with the veins in the legs are known as venous ulcers.

How Wounds Heal

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.

Surgical Site Infections

Your skin is a natural barrier against infection, so any surgery that causes a break in the skin can lead to a postoperative infection. Doctors call these infections surgical site infections because they occur on the part of the body where the surgery took place.
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