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Recurring cellulitis: What are the potential causes?

Cellulitis is a prevalent form of bacterial infection affecting the deepest skin layer. It is typically caused by the entry of bacteria if the skin is damaged. Antibiotics are the main course of treatment but in some cases, the infection can rapidly spread throughout the body and can be life-threatening. There are some chronic ailments […]

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Close look on papular eczema

Papular eczema is a variant of atopic dermatitis which is a lingering skin ailment characterized by an itchy rash. This condition unreasonably affects individuals with Asian and African descent and uncommon among Caucasians. The condition does not have a cure and possesses common features with other forms of eczema. What are the signs? The distinct […]

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Skin conditions: What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is a form of eczema triggered by exposure to an irritating substance. The condition causes the skin to turn dry and irritated. If treated, the symptoms eventually settle. In some cases, the condition clears up entirely. Indications Contact dermatitis causes the skin to turn reddened, blistered, dry and cracked. The reaction generally occurs […]

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What is discoid eczema?

Discoid eczema is a long-standing skin condition that triggers the skin to become reddened, itchy, cracked and swollen in oval or circular patches. If not treated, the condition can last for weeks, months or even years. It might be persistent, usually in the same site that was previously affected. Indications Take note that discoid eczema […]

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Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is characterized by reddened, itchy skin after being exposed to an irritating substance. The condition arises if the skin is exposed to something that the individual is allergic to or highly sensitive to. Indications Allergic contact dermatitis This type of contact dermatitis does not always trigger a skin reaction right away. The symptoms […]

Canker sores

Canker sores are shallow craters on the tongue or inside the cheek or lip. The sores usually have a reddened perimeter and yellow or white center. They can be painful and make it difficult to eat and talk. An individual might develop one or several canker sores at a time. Canker sores do not spread […]

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Eczema herpeticum

Eczema herpeticum is described as a blistery rash that causes discomfort. It is usually triggered by an infection with one of the herpes viruses, usually the herpes virus type 1. This type of herpes virus is responsible for causing cold sores. Remember that the rash can spread rapidly all over the body. The virus is […]

What is impetigo?

Impetigo is considered as highly spreadable skin disease that typically develops on the neck, face and hands of infants and young children. It is important to note that children who use diapers are likely to develop the condition around the diaper area. The skin disease rarely occurs in adults, usually after a different skin condition. […]

Overview on gangrene

Gangrene occurs when part of the body tissue dies. Take note that this often occurs since the tissues does not receive enough blood from the circulatory system. The condition typically affects the extremities which are areas farthest from the heart such as the fingers and toes. Nevertheless, it can involve other parts of the body […]