Medical Conditions

Alopecia Areata

October 29, 2009

Alopecia areata is usually round spots of hair loss. Most often occurs on the scalp; but can involve eyelashes, eyebrows and the beard area. No single cause is known but thought to be an autoimmune condition which results in inflamed hair follicles and cause the hairs to fall out. Most patients are completely healthy, it […]

Yeast Infection

October 13, 2009

Candidiasis is an infection caused by fungi or yeast. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies which they cause infections especially in warm and moist areas. Frequent use of antibiotics and steroids can contribute to yeast overgrowth as well as pregnancy, menstruation, diabetes and the use of birth control pills. They can appear […]

Tattoo Removal

October 12, 2009

Tattoos are when ink and dyes are used on the skin surface. Treatment Options: Tattoo removal requires laser treatments. The laser breaks the ink into tiny molecules and then absorbed into the body eliminating the appearance of the tattoo on the skin’s surface.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer (after basal cell carcinoma) with more than 250,000 new cases every year. Squamous Cell Carcinoma most commonly occurs in areas of the body frequently exposed to the sun however may occur on all areas of the body. People who have fair skin, light hair and […]

Spider Veins

Spider veins are small purple and red blood vessels found on the thigh, lower legs or face. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin and increase in frequency with age. Some factors that predispose a person to spider veins are: obesity, heredity, pregnancy, occupations involving a lot of standing and use of birth control […]

Skin Tags

Skin tags are growths that are harmless and begin as a small fleshy brown spot that are often raised from the skin on a small pedicle. These growths appear in the skin folds such as the neckline, under the breasts, under the arms, eyelids or in the groin. They are most common in pregnant women, […]

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells. Majority of skin cancers are caused […]

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash of small blisters on one side of the body. Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox awakens as shingles later. In some people, it stays dormant forever however in others the virus reawakens when disease, stress […]

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic keratoses are common, benign skin growths that appear during adult life. The tendency to develop seborrheic keratoses is often inherited. These spots grow slowly, are not caused by sunlight and do not become malignant. Seborrheic keratoses begin as slightly raised, light brown spots with gradual thickening and take on a rough, warty surface and […]

Scabies

Scabies is a highly contagious but curable, itchy rash that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the infection of the skin by a tiny mite just barely visible to the naked eye. The scabies mite burrows under the skin and causes severe itching and a rash which clears up in 2-6 weeks […]

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